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Leave the city behind and discover Beaufort, a small town with a big history and strong ties to the fine wines and produce of the Pyrenees.

Beaufort started as a gold rush town when gold was discovered at Fiery Creek in 1854. Wander down the peaceful main street, where historic gold rush architecture houses local shops, quaint eateries and craft and antique boutiques.

Get the kids together for a day at Beaufort Lake, a popular picnic spot. Both visitors and locals also use the lake for fishing, waterskiing, swimming and boating.

Explore Mount Buangor State Park and Mount Cole State Forest to see native orchids and wildflowers in bloom during the springtime. Take in the views of the surrounding hills on the Beeripmo walking track, or throw yourself into the variety of outdoor activities on offer at Grampians National Park.

Visit the wineries of the famous Pyrenees wine region. Throughout the year many wineries offer menus designed by top chefs to complement specially selected wines, as well as live music and theatre shows.

Check out the annual Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally to see old steam-powered machinery in action and bring your glow sticks and dance moves to the Rainbow Serpent Festival, a summer long-weekend of music, art, performance, spiritual education and healing. Beaufort is located on the Western Highway just 30 minutes west of Ballarat.

Beaufort: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mount Buangor State Park

Explore a variety of landscapes including eucalypt forest, creek flats, waterfalls and steep escarpments at Mount Buangor State Park. From the peak of Mount Buangor, the highest in the area, you can experience spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

There is a 15 kilometre network of walking tracks in the park; many extend into the adjoining Mount Cole State Forest.

The section of the Bukkertillible and Sugarloaf walks between The Cave and 2 Mile Circuit is a semi remote and steep walk suitable for experienced bushwalkers only. Please be aware that in wet conditions this section of track can become quite slippery.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters.

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.

Ferntree Gully Road
Middle Creek, VIC, 3375

Located 10.3K from Beaufort

Beaufort: Events

Beaufort Market

Held in Memorial Park, the Beaufort Market offers a range of goods for sale from produce and plants to second-hand goods and jewellery.

The market also includes a sausage sizzle raising money for local charities. Stay for lunch and see what this great little town has to offer! The market is held on the first Saturday of every month.

Event Dates
      3rd Mar
      7th Apr
      5th May
      2nd Jun
      7th Jul

Corner Havelock and Livingstone Streets
Beaufort, VIC, 3373

Located 1.1K from Beaufort

Beaufort: Travel Tips

Beaufort Visitor Information Centre

The Beaufort Visitor Information Centre is located close to the Mount Cole State Forest, Mount Buangor State Park, Beaufort Lake and Goldfields Recreation Reserve.

Activities in the area include hiking, camping, boating, fishing, golfing, hang gliding, heritage walks, cafes, art and antique shopping and more.

Events in the surrounding area include the Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally, Beaufort Agricultural Show and the Avoca Races.

The Beaufort Visitor Information Centre is open daily and offers internet access in addition to tourist information.

72 Neill Street
Beaufort, VIC, 3373

Located 1.3K from Beaufort

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