Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail
  • Length: 56km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Ballarat 

  • End: Skipton

  • Location: Western Victoria

  • Closest Town: Ballarat 

  • Distance from CBD: 110km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.53374373

  • Longitude: 143.8026083

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail is a 56km, grade 3 one way hike, located in Western Victoria, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3 days to complete.

Hike Summary

History boards with trail information are sited at various points along the trail.

This trail goes through significant remnant native grasslands.
The area is well known for its historical gold mining sites.
An impressive trestle bridge near Newtown is open for trail users.

Bike hire, spare parts, transport and great food for all users of the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail.


Ballarat to Skipton in Western Victoria

110km north west of Melbourne

Fine gravel


For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

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