Ballarat Station – Creswick Station 25.4 km Walk or 24.2 km Ride
This section of the Track allows you to follow in the Creswick miners’ footsteps. The walk begins at the Ballarat Railway Station and winds through Glen Park State Forest, Nerrina Historic Area and Creswick Regional Park.
From Ballarat it follows the Yarrowee Creek Valley to the outskirts of Ballarat, and then heads into the forest past Nuggety Dam and White Swan Reservoir. It goes over the Great Dividing Range through the forest to Slaty Creek (camping available, see Goldfields Track FAQs).
The Track passes the mining dams at Blue Waters and St Georges Lake (swimming and fishing available at St Georges Lake), then into the township of Creswick, past the visitor information centre to Creswick railway station.
A Great Dividing Trail Entry Station is located at Ballarat Station.
Quartz crushing battery, Black Hill
(Lithograph by S. T. Gill, 1854
Collection: Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. Gift of Roland Wrigley Estate, 1979)
Page last updated 09 January 2018