The Pioneers’ Pathway is the
self-drive route that traverses the Wheatbelt following the well
worn trail many prospectors once took on their way to the Yilgarn
and Kalgoorlie Goldfields.
Starting in either Northam/Toodyay or Merredin, this scenic journey wanders past
expansive wheatbelt farmland and through the small towns of Goomalling,
Dowerin, Wyalkatchem, Trayning, Kununoppin and Nungarin, providing
a classic experience of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt heartland.
Whether you’re travelling from Perth to the Goldfields, or
from the west to east coast, this trip is a rewarding alternative
to the Great Eastern Highway direct route, adding only 44 kilometres
to the journey. It offers the remarkable view of wildflowers in
colourful profusion during the season, invigorating leg-stretching
nature walks, as well as numerous buildings and museums reflecting
the unique rural historical significance of the region.
The sealed two-lane road along the Pioneers’ Pathway makes
the drive a pleasurable experience. Why not create an interesting
circuit route by combining the Golden
Pipeline Trail between Merredin and Mundaring.
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