Starting at Mundaring Weir in Perth, the pipes (and the water) reached to Southern Cross, then to Coolgardie and finally to the Charlotte Reservoir at Kalgoorlie.
Visit the Mt Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout to read about C.Y. O’Connor and his vision of the great pipeline. It was right here, the scheme was opened by Sir John Forrest on 24th January 1903, in a 41.1-degree heatwave, before a large excited crowd, including many important visitors from the eastern states.
The whole scheme and system has grown to become an engineering marvel that is still in use today.
You can follow in the footsteps and learn more about the challenges of C.Y. O’Connor through the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail.
- Scenic View