Passes Through

  • Mount Buninyong
  • Buninyong
  • Ballarat
  • Creswick

Eureka Track

Buninyong to Creswick
42km walk or 45km ride traversing the Great Dividing Range between Mount Buninyong, Ballarat and Creswick

Mt Buninyong Walk/Ride

Mt Buninyong – Olympic Avenue, Mount Clear  10.8 km walk or 12.3 km ride

Maps 01 – 03 of the Goldfields Track Walk or Ride Guide

The highest part of the volcano called Mount Buninyong dates from around 10,000 years ago with the crater being much older.

Koalas, wallabies and kangaroos might be seen in the reserve.

The drystone walls further down the track were built by skilled workers in the latter half of the 19th century.

Buninyong village was established in 1841 and is Victoria’s oldest inland post-contact settlement, pre-dating the gold rush by a decade.

After climbing out of Buninyong the track passes through the Ballarat suburbs of Mount Helen and Mount Clear, passing the Mount Helen Campus of Federation University.

The University Circuit Walk offers a 4.1 km easy circuit of the Mt Helen Campus, within easy walking distance of the Goldfields Track. A copy of the map is freely downloadable.

The Mt Buninyong Walk/Ride finishes at Olympic Avenue in Mount Clear. The Canadian Creek Walk/Ride commences here with walkers and riders taking different routes towards Ballarat CBD.


Most supplies can be purchased from shops at Buninyong and at the Midvale Shopping Centre at Mt Clear.


Page last updated: 30 January 2018