Located on the Western Highway, 35 minutes from Ballarat, the township of Beaufort is dotted with small cafés and eateries serving local produce and home-made treats, some accompanied by the ﬁne wines or beers the region is known for.
Alongside the many cafés, the main street is also dotted with craft and antique shops that exhibit and sell beautifully crafted pieces, and galleries displaying local artists’ works and unique collections.
Beaufort Lake provides the opportunity for many water activities from fishing and boating, to skiing and swimming. Around its shores and in the neighbouring reserve you’ll find a network of walking tracks and exercise equipment—a perfect way to stretch your legs and walk off the delights of the town’s cafés! Note: Beaufort Lake is seasonally dry.
One of Beaufort’s major attractions is the Mt Cole State Forest which is a spectacular natural experience. Here you can discover temperate rainforests, breathtaking views and waterfalls.
On the fourth Saturday of each month visitors can wander through the Beaufort Market, where a selection of gourmet foods, crafts and local fresh produce can be purchased directly from the maker.