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Linton

The small Glenelg Highway town of Linton takes its name from a pioneer family in an area which was first settled in about 1840.

Some gold was found in 1848, but it wasn't until 1854 that the first payable lode was struck in a mining area that became known as the Linton Diggings. There was a large sprinkling of Chinese among the miners who worked the local shafts and when the gold finally ran out a number of them remained to set up market gardens.

The mining paraphernalia and bared rock formations through the entire district make the area round Linton a living gold mining museum.

But nature lovers can get their fill to the south-east of the township where eucalypt and pine forests harbour a bird sanctuary near Soringdallah Creek.

Linton: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Enfield State Park


Now a haven for wildlife, Enfield State parks was once dominated by tents and diggers from around the world during Victoria's gold rush.

Visit the park in spring and be rewarded by colourful and unusual wildflowers.

Picnic facilities are available at the Surface Point picnic area and at Enfield picnic area. Remote Long Gully, which can be reached by vehicle or on foot from Surface Point, also has a picnic ground. You should bring your own firewood, as it is not always available locally.

The park features many walking tracks of various lengths and terrain. Horses can be ridden on formed vehicle tracks open for public use but must not be taken on walking tracks.

An increasingly popular activity, many opportunities exist for bike riders to experience the park. Bicycles are not permitted on walking tracks, but tracks are available for use.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Ballarat - Colac Rd
Enfield, VIC, 3352

Located 19.7K from Linton

Linton: Events

Skipton Market


The Skipton Market is conveniently located on the Glenelg Highway between Ballarat and Hamilton. Skipton is blessed with beautiful parks and gardens and significant historic buildings.

On every second Saturday of the month, Skipton's Mechanics Hall becomes a local produce and shopping hub. Satisfy your tastebuds with homemade cakes, jams and sauces and let your green thumb guide you too your next plant discovery, or finish off that outfit with a unique piece of jewellery.


Event Dates
2016
      10th Dec
2017
      11th Feb
      11th Mar
      8th Apr
      13th May
      10th Jun
      8th Jul
      12th Aug
      9th Sep
      14th Oct
      11th Nov


Anderson Street
Skipton, VIC, 3361

Located 17.4K from Linton

109th Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally


Step back in time to a world of blacksmiths, steam engines and vintage machinery at the Lake Goldsmith Steam and Vintage Rally.

Held twice a year this event attracts people from across the country to view vintage machinery at its finest.

There are 65 display sheds with steam and oil engines, operational 90-tonne Ruston steam shovel, Buyrus rail-mounted steam shovel, Furphy tank rebarelling, blacksmith, grand parade daily, children's activities, parents' room, second-hand goods sales, stalls, crafts and food.


Event Dates
2017
      6th May
      7th May


1234 Lake Goldsmith-Carngham Road
Lake Goldsmith, VIC, 3373

Located 21.6K from Linton

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