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Pitfield Plains: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mooramong


What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than exploring the warm and cosy homestead of the late Scobie and Claire Mackinnon. View the opulent decor and furnishing of the home including many art deco objects are curios collected from all over the world.

Built in the early 1860s and remodelled in 1938, this homestead elegantly echoes the lifestyle of D.J.S (Scobie) Mackinnon and his Hollywood screen star wife Claire Adams. This homestead, based on a working farm near Skipton, feels like a lived in home with the photographs, furniture, curios and objects d'art as they were left by the MacKinnons invoking memories of the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

The 600 acre nature reserve is also home to kangaroos, swamp wallabies and numerous birds including brolgas. Many birds of prey, including wedge tailed eagles, can be seen here.

The Mackinnon Nature Reserve has become one of the leading centres for the re-establishment of the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot. There are self-guided walks of the reserve for visitors.

Bring a picnic lunch and roam the extensive gardens, Park and outbuildings or relax and watch the waterbirds on the house dam from the bird hide.

Afternoon tea available.




635 Mooramong Road
Carranballac, VIC, 3361

Located 10.5K from Pitfield Plains

Mount Elephant


Every Sunday you can access the walk to the Mount Elephant Crater. Visible from 60 kilometres in every direction, Mount Elephant dominates the landscape and now you have the chance to put yourself on the top of it.

Mount Elephant is accessible every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

For more detail on vegetation, geology and opening times visit the website. There are barbecue amenities in Derrinallum.

Distance: the walk from the car park to the crater rim is a two kilometre return walk to the peak (John and Millie Borbridge track) and around the crater rim is an extra three kilometres (steep in sections).

The length from the car park to rim is one hour return and add 90 minutes for the extended walk.

The path is steep and uneven, not suitable for prams or wheelchairs or those with limited mobility.




B140 Hamilton Highway,
Morris Street
Derrinal, VIC, 3324

Located 18.0K from Pitfield Plains

Pitfield Plains: 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 11.4K from Pitfield Plains

Derrinallum Market


The Derrinallum Market takes pride of place in the main street under the elms and has an average of 45 stalls with lots to offer.

Vendors will be selling jams and preserves, jewellery, arts and craft wares, woodwork items, fresh bread, coffee, plants, home made cakes and Mediterranean style pizzas.

For more information please see the website.


Event Dates
2016
      18th Dec


Main Street
Derrinallum, VIC, 3325

Located 22.5K from Pitfield Plains

Bluestone Blues Festival


Bluestone Blues Festival is an event by the Sleepy Hollow Blues Club in partnership with Taste. See. Explore - Visit Golden Plains.

Each year the festival is held at Murgheboluc Public Reserve, 20 minutes from Geelong and only one hour from Melbourne, in the heart of Golden Plains.

On-site camping is available and free with every ticket. All refreshments are available on the grounds so turn up and relax into the New Year with live blues music, great artists and a passionate crowd.


Event Dates
2016
      31st Dec


B140 Hamilton Highway
Murgheboluc, VIC, 3221

Located 23.0K from Pitfield Plains

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 24.2K from Pitfield Plains

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