A Golden Opportunity


SovereignHill.jpg 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 Geelong.

Why not make the Goldfields a part of your next trip to the region? The route north from Camperdown to Ballarat takes in some of the wonderful volcanic lakes, wetlands and peaks between the coast and Ballarat, a short side trip to Derrinallum will bring you to the foot of one of western Victoria’s most iconic landscape features Mt Elephant (the swagman’s lighthouse.)platypus.jpg

The road directly north to the Glenelg Hwy will take you through the charming town of Skipton, home to a rose festival and some great platypus viewing areas on Mt Emu Creek. Or take the express route exploring arts and antiques in the town of Lismore.

Visit www.visitgoldfields.com.au for more information on Goldfields attractions<>

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...

Camperdown Botanical Gardens

The Camperdown Gardens land was put aside in 1869 with work being carried out by Daniel Bunce from 1870, in 1888 inprovements were made under the guidance of William Guilfoyle.

Camperdown Courthouse Information and Arts

For tips on how to make the most of your visit, gifts and and warm local hospitality be sure to call into Camperdown Courthouse Information and Arts. Wonderful information and warm hospitality in t...

Elephant Bridge Hotel

Established in 1842, the Elephant Bridge Hotel is a renowned “meeting place” in the heart of the Western District farming community who cherish it as part of their lives. It’s also a popular destin...

Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach

Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of town.

Lake Tooliorook

Picturesque sand bottomed Lake Tooliorook is located 5km from Lismore. The lake offers good fishing and boating amenity and superb views across to Mt Elephant near Derrinallum

Mount Elephant

Come and visit the recently opened interpretive centre. Walks to the summit are now possible every Sunday from 1 - 4pm and at other times are possible by arrangement with a committee member and rem...

Mt Leura and Sugarloaf

The car park and lookout offer commanding views of Lake Corangamite and views across Lake Colongulac towards Mt Elephant.

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...