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Moorabool Valley Wine Region
Bannockburn is the gateway to this valley region where passionate, skilled winemakers produce some of Australia's finest cool climate wines.

 

Toast to The Coast
The Geelong Wine Region, including the Moorabool Valley, holds this exceptional annual wine, food and music festival over the Melbourne Cup weekend.

 

Fresh Produce
Golden Plains is a gourmet paradise, where people live close to the land and there is a natural flow from paddock to plate.

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Great Wine
Come and meet the winemakers and taste the highly awarded wines of the Moorabool Valley as you spend a day enjoying Golden Plains.

 

Pubs, Bistros and Eateries
Country pub, organic cafe or hillside bistro, your options to rest, eat and drink are plentiful, memorable and delicious.

 

Golden Plains Farmers' Market
A truly authentic and accredited farmers' market with real food and wine from the farms and vineyards of Golden Plains.

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Meredith Music Festival
If you have not yet heard through the grapevine about this iconic Australian grass roots music festival, it's best to ask someone who has been.
 

Bluestone Blues Festival
Kick back with classic and original blues by legends and emerging artists.  Camp on-site as you welcome in the New Year.

  Golden Plains Arts Trail
A complete art experience, where you meet the artists in their studios, get hands-on with activities and workshops as you explore the wonders of Golden Plains along the arts trail.
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Warrambeen Film Festival
A truly unique event of competitive short film screenings, live music and local wine and food produce on the histroical working farm, Warrambeen.

 

Public Art
Golden Plains is home to inspiring public art pieces including large sculptures from old Cypress trees in Corindhap and the amazing Teesdale Turtle pavilion.

  Golden Plains Music Festival
Born out of the Meredith Music Festival, another unique experience has been created in its own right.

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Smythesdale Historic Police Precinct
Experience original 1860's buildings, and gallows, that were once the centre of law and order in the rich Woady Yaloak goldfields.
 

Nimons Bridge
Along the Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail, you can see the Golden Plains from atop this historic rail trestle bridge, with panaramic views that span the surrounding farm lands, forests and remnant gold tailings.

 

Jubilee Mine
One of Victoria's best preserved original gold mining sites, dating back back to 1887, with picnic facilities and a self-guided tour through the beautfiul bush setting.

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Linton Township
Situated along the Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail, Linton is a real life, step back in time historical experience as well as a great launching place for enjoying many nature and recreation activities.

 

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

  Cemeteries
Part of some of Victoria's earliest history, the cemeteries across Golden Plains provide an incredible historical and genealogical experience.

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Brisbane Ranges National Park
One of Victoria's richest wildflower habitats enhanced by a diverse bird population and the greatest density of koalas in Victoria.
  Flagstaff Hill Lookout
Located just outside Linton, this lookout lets you see right across Golden Plains, with views that span the Otways, Grampians, Bass Straight and the incredible broad acre farm lands.
  Leigh River Junction, Inverleigh
The Leigh and Barwon Rivers meet at this delightful picnic area at Inverleigh, known as the gateway to the Western District.
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Rainbow Bird Trail
Walk, cycle or horse ride the 35 kilometre trail and experience amazing orchids, birds and native mammals, amidst some of Victoria's most interesting rural and goldfields history.

 

Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail
Walk, cycle or horse ride the 53 kilometre trail and experience nature and history in towns, forests and farmland along the way.

  Recreation Facilities
Golden Plains is home to high level sporting facilities as well as many scenic picnic and park areas.
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