Walking & hiking
The Goldfields is home to a great many walking trails. Wander through tranquil native forests and state parks, marvel at colourful sunsets from stunning lookouts, or explore the region's rich history on a walk through picturesque villages and historic mining country.
Follow scenic trails
Choose from a selection of some of the region's best trails below. For more information and other walking ideas contact the local Visitor Information Centres.
This series of three walks through the heart of historic Ballarat uncovers much of the city's fame and fortune. Explore the historic streets.
Launch yourself into the exciting 210 kilometre mountain biking trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via the scenic villages of Castlemaine, Hepburn, Daylesford and Creswick.
Follow the route taken by police and soldiers from the Police Camp to quell the uprising of miners in December 1854.