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Explore Helena Aurora Range, Lake Ballard, and the Goldfields (Golden Quest Discovery Trail). 8 Days

May 9, 2025 - May 16, 2025

Car $1150

Join Dave on an 8 day Camping Adventure to the Helena Aurora Range, Baladjie Rock, Lake Ballard and the Goldfields, along the Golden Quest Discovery Trail.

These four diverse regions of WA offer a combination of remote, rugged beauty, tranquility amongst cultural significant landscapes, reflections (and Bronze sculptures!) in vast salt lakes all the way to the horizon, and history dating back the Gold Rush of the late 1800’s.

Sensational views from the top of the Helena Aurora Range over the Greater Woodlands (160 000 Sq km’s of Salmon Gum Trees). 4WD further into the outback, north of the Helena Aurora Ranges to camp at lake Ballard, a photographer’s paradise, camping next this huge salt lake. Then into the Goldfields to view the Old Ghost Mine of Sons of Gwalia. (still in operation today.

This is truely a unique opportunity to explore this little known area of WA which is soon to become our next National Park.  We camp 1x night at Baladjie Rock just North of Merridan on our way to Helena Aurora Range. 3x nights camping at Helena Aurora Range.

The Helena Aurora range is only 488 km’s East of Perth and part of a rugged, remote, woodlands Landscape. Bring your trekking shoes so we can walk along the ridge and take lots of panoramic pictures of this impressive woodlands. Bring warm clothing and your favourite bottle of wine to enjoy around our cosy campfire. A great place to get away from the crowds and become a totally independant camper. Click on this link to find out more on this little known area of Western Australia.

On our first night camping at Baladjie Rock learn of the Aboriginal cultural significance of this area and trek to the top for a great view over the landscape. You won’t be disappointed!


Merredin is the main Agricultural hub in the Central Wheatbelt, roughly midway between Perth and Kalgoorlie, on Route 94, Great Eastern Highway.  The town’s name is derived from the Aboriginal word “merrit-in” the place of the merrit tree, a eucalypt used to make spears.

Westonia is small, charming, mine town, rich in history. Ideal for a lunch stop on the way to Baladjie Rock.


Your trip from Perth


Mick Hayden of the Njaki Njaki Family

aboriginal cultural tours

Itinerary 8 days 

More updates coming soon………………..

Day 1

  • Baladjie Rock campsite via Merredin and Westonia
  • Fuel up Merredin
  • Lunch at Westonia and explore township
  • Depart 2pm for Baladjie Rock and set up campsite
  • Casual, easy walk up to peak of Rock before sunset. Take torch.

Day 2

  • Easy walk around base of Baladjie Rock
  • Depart 10am
  • Helena Aurora Range via Bullfinch, Southern Cross, and Koolayanobbin mine site
  • Set up campsite on East Side of Range
  • Trek up East side of Range
  • Collect firewood ready for communal cook up over campfire before sunset (5.30pm)

Day 3

  • Relaxing, easy start to day and organise lunch to take with us on 4WD trip.
  • Depart 10am
  • 4WD and explore Westside of Range, driving to peak with stops at large Gum tree Forrest’s Along the way.
  • Happy hour and nibbles 4.30pm around campfire.

Day 4

  •  Lake Ballard

Day 5

  • Niagara Dam

Day 6

  • Rowles Lagoon

Day 7

  • Karalee

Day 8

On payment of the 25% deposit receive a fully comprehensive INFORMATION PACKAGE to help you get organized for this Adventure Camping Tour. This has been put together with over 40 years experience and will include the following via a Google shared link, emailed to you.

  • Itinerary and tour description
  • Camping Information and Checklist sheet to tick off
  • Summary of Hired Equipment sheet to tick off
  • Participant Medical History sheet to complete
  • Information on how to apply for a National Park Pass online
  • Sheet with all the names of the participants, their mobile phone numbers, and Convoy Position
  • Convoy Etiquette
  • Maps of the local area and National parks
  • Any additional day Tours included in the itinerary
  • Redtrack Tours Terms and Conditions to sign
  • Folders full of pictures TITLED :-

                                                                        Camping Equipment & Accessories

                                                                        Communal Cooking and Meal suggestions

                                                                        Hire Eureka Offroad Camper Trailer

                                                                        Pictures of our Tour


Join Dave's exhilarating 4WD tour as a passenger, leaving the planning, organising and driving to him!

Experience this exclusive 4WD journey - seats are limited, so book now!

  • Comfortable Ride: Experience comfort and unparalleled scenic views aboard Dave's 200 series Toyota Land Cruiser as you journey through landscapes effortlessly.
  • Guided Experience: Your tour leader will be alongside, providing assistance, answering queries, and ensuring a fun-filled journey.
  • Effortless Camping: We'll assist in setting up and packing away our easy touring tent/mattress when camping. (See picture below for reference.)
  • Essentials Included: Stay refreshed with cold drinking water and have access to a readily available medical kit.
  • Ready-to-Use Gear: Arrive at the campsite to find all necessary camping equipment ready for use—touring tent, mattress, portable toilet / shower tent, mobile kitchen, cooker, fridge, esky, lighting, water, utensils and more. (Refer to the list below.)
  • Food and Gear: You're responsible for your bedding (not mattress), food, and cooking. Get ready for a blast! We'll spice things up with communal cooking sessions on select occasions, adding a fun and flavorful twist to the adventure!
  • Luggage Guidelines: Keep your luggage and food sizes similar to carry-on luggage on airplanes. Drop them off to Dave in advance.
  • Passenger Responsibilities: No worries about navigation, car maintenance, or refueling—Dave has got it covered.
  • Fees Clarification: Campsite and National Park fees are not included. Station campsite fees are approximately $20/night/person and should be paid via the shop before departure.
  • Total Tour Cost: Check the total tour cost below and make the deposit through the shop or directly to Dave.

Prices per person in Touring Tent

Bremer Bay, Shark Bay, and Helena Aurora Range, 7-8 day Tours $2000.
Karijini 11 day Tour $3000.
All 3-5 Day Tours $1290
50% deposit to confirm Booking.

Make tour passenger bookings by directly contacting Dave on his mobile at 0417912385. Please note, Dave might be on a tour and could be out of phone network coverage.

Hire Camper Trailers are available to passengers & can be towed behind Dave’s 4WD. Normal hire camper rates apply. Hire a camper now!

Please note: To ensure the tour proceeds as planned, we require at least 6 car bookings to be made at least 60 days before the scheduled departure date. Therefore, we highly recommend making your bookings as soon as possible if you’re interested!

Helena Aurora Range, & Lake Ballard - Tour Costs

Tour Dates

01/05/2024 to 08/05/2024

Total Tour Cost (per car)

$1150 for 8 days

Campsite Fees

Free Camping

50% deposit to book tour
Full payment due 60 days before departure


Payment of the tour deposit represents an acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

Secure your participation on this trip by paying the deposit now.

Needing a camper? Hire it from us

If hiring a camper:

Eureka Hire
Cavalier Hire



Pick up of the Hire Camper


Number of Days of Hire
One day to pack, one day to clean and return.


Hire your camper from us, the people who build, maintain the campers and take you on the tour. 

Do you want to be a Passenger in Dave’s New 4WD 200 series Landcruiser?

What it means to be a passenger in Dave’s 200 series Landcruiser whilst on Tour:   

  • Provide comfortable seating with easy views of the surrounding landscape whilst on route.

  • Your Tour leader is with you most of the time to offer help and provide answer to questions whilst on route. Oh! And good humour!

  • Help you with setting up your quick/easy touring tent/mattress when making camp and packing away when departing. See picture below.

  • Cold drinking water and medical kit readily available.

  • Make all camping equipment readily available to you on arrival at campsite -
     - Popup toilet/shower tent
     - Mobile Kitchen, Cooker, fridge, Esky, lighting, water, utensils.

  • Passenger responsible for their own bedding, food, and cooking. However, communal cooking on a few occassions is the way to GO!

  • Passenger’s luggage size not to exceed “the same size as carry on luggage to a airplane” and your food a similar size. To be dropped off to Dave well before the day of departure.

  • Passenger NOT responsible for navigation, car maintenance, or fueling up.

  • Campsite and National Park fees not included. Station campsite fees are approx. $20/night/person. Campsite fees to be paid via shop prior to departure.

  • Passengers TOTAL TOUR COST as seen below with deposit paid by EFT online or via shop. -
     - Karijini, Bremer Bay and Solar Eclipse Tours $2850 including GST. $375 deposit to confirm Booking.
     - 3-5 Day Tours $1290 incl. GST. $645 deposit to confirm Booking.

  • Hire Camper Trailers are available and can be quoted on request.

  • Dave invites people to register for one of our Info nights to find out more by clicking here.
    View your Touring Tent, 3x persons.

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May 9, 2025
May 16, 2025
Car $1150
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