Langs Lookout, Mt Alexander, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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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.

Mountain bikers tackling a rocky part of the Goldfields Track, Goldfields region, Victoria, Australia

The Goldfields Track

Walk or ride this 200-kilometre trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via the scenic villages of Castlemaine, Hepburn, Daylesford and Creswick.

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Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail

Travel between the historic gold mining towns of Ballarat and Skipton, through open paddocks, eucalyptus forests and native grasslands.

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Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Lake Wendouree Trail

Take in the scenery and abundant birdlife and watch vintage trams rattle along nearby streets as you walk around Lake Wendouree.

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Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Eureka Trail

Follow the route taken by police and soldiers from the Police Camp to quell the uprising of miners in December 1854.

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Lake Weeroona, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

O'Keefe Rail Trail

Take a leisurely trip around Lake Weeroona near Bendigo, through native bushland and dry forest, past kangaroos, wallabies, parrots and honeyeaters.

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National parks