Welcome to Skipton

A Golden Opportunity

Discover some real gold on route to Melbourne via Ballarat. Spot a platypus, visit a local art gallery or why not ride out from Ballarat on the Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail?

Things to do and places to stay in Skipton

A golden opportunity

Most visitors to the region would be unaware that the route from Port Campbell and Camperdown via Ballarat to Melbourne is only 20 mins longer than the quickest route along the Princes Hwy through ...

Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail

Enjoy this wonderful 53km trail in parts or plan a wonderful weekend meandering through historic goldfields sites, traversing a majestic trestle bridge and taking in the wonderful rolling hills and...

Skipton - Roadhouse, Newsagency and Cabins

New one bedroom units with ensuite conveniently located on the Glenelg Hwy 165 km west of Melbourne and 55km west of Ballarat. Located at the trailhead of the Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail the uni...

Stewart Park

Try your luck at spotting a platypus at Skipton's beautiful Stewart Park! Sitting on the bank of Mount Emu Creek this peaceful park is a perfect picnic spot!