Stop... Shhhhh... Look, there's one!
Spot the elusive platypus in Stewart Park along the banks of Mount Emu Creek.
Skipton just 50km west of the goldfields capital of Ballarat is fast gaining a reputation as the 'home of the platypus.' If you are yet to encounter this unique egg-laying mammal a walk in Stewart Park is a must.
Sit quietly along the banks of Mount Emu Creek, particularly around dusk and dawn for your best chance of spotting this unique Australian animal.
Enjoy the hospitality and tastes of a classic Australian country town and base yourself to explore goldfields towns and discover features of the 3rd largest volcanic plain on the planet.
BALLARAT SKIPTON RAIL TRAIL
Why not ride out from Ballarat and stay overnight in a classic country town? The 53km route from Ballarat to Skipton traverses a magnificent trestle bridge and winds through native, bushland, wildlife reserves, rolling farmland and charming goldfields towns.
VOLCANIC LAKES & PLAINS
Visit volcanic lakes, peaks and unique geological features that form part of the 3rd largest volcanic plain on the planet.