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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.

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Walking & hiking

The Goldfields Track

Walk or ride this superb 200-kilometre trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via scenic villages.

Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail

Travel between the historic towns of Ballarat and Skipton, through paddocks, forests and grasslands.

Lake Wendouree Trail

Take in the scenery and abundant birdlife as you walk around popular Lake Wendouree.

Eureka Trail

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

O'Keefe Rail Trail

Take a leisurely trip around Lake Weeroona near Bendigo, through native bushland and dry forest.

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