Visit Golden Plains
Golden Plains, just south of Ballarat, is renowned for its award winning wines
of the Moorabool Valley, iconic festivals, breathtaking natural
beauty and open spaces.
Victoria's final gold rush occurred in Golden Plains, in the
township of Berringa. More than 50 years of rich historical
gold rush story is still being told by the remnant townships,
buildings and mine sites found at Smythesdale, Linton, Jubilee
Mine, Steiglitz and Enfield State Park.
The enduring agricultural heritage of Golden Plains has seen it
become a gourmet paradise. The local produce is renowned across
Australia and able to be experienced through various cellar doors,
farm gates and the award winning Golden Plains Farmers' Market.
Through the gateway townships of Smythesdale in the north and
Bannockburn and Inverleigh in the south, it's easy to spend a day
in Golden Plains.
Within the Golden Plains Region you will find a beautiful
renovated country hotel called Court
House Hotel. Offering quality food and service including wood
fire pizzas. Located only 15 minutes from the heart of
Iconic Festivals & Arts
Golden Plains is home to several iconic festivals such as Meredith
Music Festival and its offspring, Golden Plains Festival.
The Bluestone Blues Festival is a great way to see in the New
Year, with a long line up of classic and emerging blues artists
The Warrambeen Film Festival, a unique on-farm event featuring
world-class short films, live music and a market providing local
produce, has something for the whole family.
Each of these festivals showcases the rural landscape of Golden
Plains as they occur in the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, on
farms or in the settlement of Murgheboluc.
You can also explore the wide range of local galleries and
studios along the Golden Plains Arts Trail. Or enjoy the
magnificent public art in the natural landscape of the region any
time of the year.
Cycle, walk or horse ride the 53 kilometre trail that begins at the
Ballarat Railway Station, and meanders through the north of the
Golden Plains region, in true Goldfields country.
Completely resurfaced in 2008 and with the historic Nimons
Bridge now fully restored, the trail has you encounter sights and
structures from Victoria's gold mining and rail histories,
breathtaking farmlands, forest and bush lands alive with native
birds and wildflowers.
This trail is suitable for the whole family.
You can stop along the way in historic small towns such as
Linton and Smythesdale where you will find excellent amenities for
refreshments and vivid remnants of Victoria's gold rush.
Download the free Golden Plains phone app and let it guide
Go to visitgoldenplains.com.au