Welcome to Skipton

SKIPTON is in the heart of south-west Victoria. Roughly 2 hours from Warrnambool (to the south), Horsham (to the west), Bendigo (to the north) and Melbourne (to the east).

Public Transport

The Ballarat train is a Vline service departing from Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne CBD. It connects with the Vline coach services heading towards Mt Gambier (via Hamilton) or to Warrnambool.

Skipton is one of those stops along the coach routes.



How to get here by car.

From Melbourne - travel west along the West Gate Bridge, exiting at the Western Ring Road junction, then taking the Deer Park By-pass road where it connects to the Western Highway just outside of Caroline Springs.  Stay on this road, bypassing Ballarat, and then make a left-hand turn at the traffic lights in the township of Beaufort.  Skipton is just 30 kilometres down this road passing Lake Goldsmith.

From Adelaide/Horsham - follow the Western Highway to Beaufort and make a right-hand turn at the traffic lights onto Skipton Road.  The town is only 30 kilometres away.

From Sydney/Bendigo -travel south along the Midland Highway, then turn right onto Bendigo-Maryborough Road.  At the town of Maryborough look for the signs to Pyrenees Highway, then left onto the Talbot exist.  Traveling through Talbot, continue onto Lexton-Talbot Road.  Continue on through Lexton to the Lexton-Beaufort Road.  At the town of Beaufort, continue on through the traffic lights to Skipton Road.

From Geelong - travel west along the Hamilton Highway.   Turn right onto Fyansford-Gheringham Road.  Continue onto the Midland Highway.  At the rounabout take the 1st exit to the Shelford-Bancockburn Road.  Turn left onto Kelly Road, then continue onto Shelford-Bancockburn Road.  This then turns into Rokewood-Shelford Road after traveling through the town of Shelford.  After the township of Rokewood, this road continues onto Rokewood-Skipton Road.

From Warrnambool - travel east along the Princess Highway.  Look for the signs displaying Camperdown-Lismore Road in the Camperdown township.  Turn left onto the Camperdown-Lismore Road.  Continue onto to the Lismore-Skipton Road.  Skipton is just 30 kilometres from here.




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