The Golden Plains region, just west of Geelong, is renowned for
its award-winning wines of the Moorabool Valley, iconic music
festivals (Meredith, Golden Plains and Bluestone Blues),
gold-mining history and breathtaking natural beauty.
From the gateway townships of Bannockburn and Inverleigh in the
south to Smythesdale in the north, it's easy to spend time in
Taste the world class cool climate wines of the Moorabool Valley Wine Region and local cuisine
from fine dining in Inverleigh.
See the wide range of local galleries and studios along the
Golden Plains Arts Trail and the stunning sights of open plains and
Explore the region's rich gold-mining history in towns such as
Smythesdale, Linton and Steiglitz.
Bannockburn hosts the award-winning Golden Plains Farmers' Market on the first
Saturday of each month where the produce is fresh from paddock to
National and state parks, rivers, an abundance of native flora
and fauna and the famous Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail all add to
the enjoyment of time spent in Golden Plains.
For more information on the Golden Plains region, download the
free Golden Plains app for smartphones and
You can also download the Golden Plains Tourist Map or collect one from
an accredited Visitor Information Centre.