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Race the train

 

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Catch a festival

 

 

Take a joy flight

Race the train on the Ballarat-Skipton Rail TrailWalk, cycle or ride your horse on the 53 kilometre trail and experience nature and history in towns, forests and farmland along the way.  Download the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail Guide 
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As home to a some of Australia's premier Music Festivals, Golden Plains is renowned for festivals of all shapes and sizes.  From the aclaimed Meredith and Golden Plains festivals to the Bluestone Blues festival through to the range of community festivals, there is truly something to suit everyone. 

 

Scenic flights and flight school.  From the extreme to the serene, you'll find something that suits you happening at Lethbridge Airport. Find out more here

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Explore the heritage

 

Pick your own berries 

 

Walk some trails 

Local stories live and breathe in our historic sites and townships. The region has a rich gold mining history with over 300 disused mine sites, including Jubilee Mine, and many historic gold mining towns such as Smythesdale, Linton and Steiglitz.  More Info >

 

Summer Sensations Café and Berry Gardens, Teesdale is an ideal place to spend a lazy summer's day with friends and family. Unwind and spend a few hours picking fresh berries, dining in the café while the kids enjoy the play area. More Info >  

 

With everything from bush tracks, a Rail Trail or township and heritage walks, there’s something for everyone in Golden Plains.  Take your time and explore the region on foot, with so many different trails of varying lengths and levels of difficulty.  More Info>

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Explore the award winning wineries

 

Visit the iconic Golden Plains Farmers' Market 

 

Mini Golf under the windmill at Summer Sensations

Bannockburn is the gateway to this valley region where passionate, skilled winemakers produce some of Australia's finest cool climate wines. Come and meet the winemakers and taste the highly awarded wines of the Moorabool Valley as you spend a day enjoying Golden Plains.

 

An authentic farmers' market accredited with the VFMA guests are guaranteed the very best farmers and makers of the region have to offer. Fresh vegetables, fine wine, artisan breads, local free range meats, cheeses, gourmet tarts and much more, the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market is a one-stop-shop for premium, fresh produce.

 

Catering for all ages and levels of play, including a second course for the disabled and elderly. It's beautifully designed and delightful to play More Info >  

 

Pitch and putt at Monkey Gully  

 

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Enfield State Park 

 

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Nimmons Bridge

Monkey Gully Pitch and Putt Golf Course is situated in "Monkey Gully" Scarsdale, Victoria, approximately twenty five kilometres west of Ballarat. The course is available for full day group bookings.  It also caters for individual golfers on days when the course has not been pre-booked. More Info >

 

Home to many plant and animal species as well as many gold mining relics from last century from bush hut chimneys to deep mine shafts, a variety of walking and horse riding tracks offer you a rich experience. The Surface Point Picnic Area provides you with great facilities to enjoy your outdoor experience.

Enfield State Park          
Enfield State Park Visitor Guide 

 

Nimmons Bridge is part of the Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail and was built back in the 1850s. The old hand-built trestle bridge was built for the rail service during the Great Gold rush in Victoria.

 

Inverleigh Pioneer Heritage Walk

 

 

Inverleigh Hotel

Jubilee Mine

 

 

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Steiglitz Historic Park

This short trail around the township allows you to see and explore the fascinating historic buildings, sites and story of Inverleigh.

Inverleigh Pioneer Heritage Walk          
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One of Victoria's best preserved original gold mining sites, dating back to 1887, with picnic facilities and a self-guided tour through the beautiful bush setting.

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Time hasn't compromised Steiglitz with contemporary structures, and it remains the finest remnant of all of Victoria's early gold mining towns.

Steiglitz Historic Park          Steiglitz Historic Park Visitor Guide          Golden Plains App

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Leigh River Environmental Heritage Walk

 

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 Rainbow Bird Trail

 

 

This trail lets you explore ancient River Red Gums and other sensitive remnant vegetation and boasts some native under storey and grass species specific to the Leigh River location.

Leigh River Environmental Heritage Walk           Golden Plains App

 

Walk, cycle or ride your horse on the 35 kilometre trail and experience amazing orchids, birds and native mammals, amidst some of Victoria's most interesting rural and goldfields history.

Rainbow Bird Trail Map          Tourist Map          Golden Plains App

 

 

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