Specializing in Bike Hire for the Skipton Ballarat Rail Trail.
Hire includes bike, helmet, drink bottle and bike lock.
10am to 4pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Also open long weekends and by appointment
Find us at
88 Sussex Street
Phone 0448 428 190
Mortchup Reservoir is situated on the Rail Trail some 500 metres on the Ballarat side of Linton.
Mortchup Road Reservoir
Edinburgh Reserve is located a short walk from the local Hotel and General Store in the main street. A beautiful place to sit and relax.
Flagstaff Hill Lookout is approximately 2 kms from the centre of town towards Skipton on the Glenelg Highway. Many a wonderful photographs can be taken from this scenic view.
Flagstaff Hill Lookout was officially opened in 2003 to be continued...
Located about 2kms north of the town, a plaque unveiled in 1991 commemorates the site of the original gold diggings, dating from 1855, in the surrounding hills and gullies.
Nearby is the cemetery, surveyed in 1861, which has a significant number of Chinese graves in its northern section. In 2007, the Linton and District Historical Society unveiled a memorial to the Chinese buried there who came to Linton in search of gold.
The general cemetery has a Chinese burial section with the Cemetery Trust Records Showing 75 burials. In 2007 the Linton and District Historical Society installed a rememberance plaque in honour of the Chinese who searched for gold in the mid 1800s.
Open Days are on the second Sunday of each month (except January, July, & August), 2-5pm.
We are always keen to have new members and the active interest and participation of our existing ones.
Linton and District Historical Society
69 Sussex St
Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month, except January, July and August, at the Letty Armstrong Resource Centre 71 Sussex Street Linton. These mostly take the form of ‘History Nights’ where there is a presentation and discussion of a particular historical topic, perhaps involving a speaker or the showing of a DVD.
The town is surrounded by bush that can inspire the gold fossikers and mountain bike riders. Late in the afternoon you are sure to see Kangaroo bounding across your path.
The Rail Trail and bush tracks are often used for horse riding. A great day out exploring the Linton Surrounds.
Sites of Historical Significance
· Nimons Bridge is one of the largest timber trestle bridges in Victoria. It crosses the Woady Yaloak River and Newtown
· Cutting No. 18, located between Nimons Bridge and Happy Valley station ground is the largest cutting on the trail.
· Nintingbool Siding. This site was the original homestead of the original squatting station known as Nintingbool Run taken up in 1838
· Chinese Camp. The Chinese camp was located just past the Nintingbool Siding, place between line and Smythesdale
· Haddon Railway Station and Kopke Railway Station were once centres of large settlements in the gold mining era
This beautiful art gallery is located in the township of Skipton, a lovely welcoming historic village 50km west of Ballarat, Vic along the Glenelg Highway. (And only 18 Kms from Linton).
Skipton Art Gallery is to be found at 36 Montgomery St Skipton in a recently renovated 150 year old bluestone building. It took 9 months to restore the old forgotten grocery store into a glorious 5 room gallery space with abundant natural light.
Artworks by numerous local and regional artists grace the walls giving the visitor a welcome introduction to the artistic talent of our region. There are artworks in all mediums and styles and with such a great number of talented artists there is always something new to see. The gallery has somewhere to sit and eat whilst enjoying the art and crafts.
Skipton Art Gallery is open see link below