The largest township in the Pyrenees, Beaufort offers visitors a wonderful taste of all the region has to offer.
Located on the Western Highway, 30 minutes from Ballarat, the township is dotted with small cafes and eateries serving local produce and home made treats, all accompanied by the fine wines the region is known for.
Beaufort is the ideal location to break your journey when travelling through to Melbourne or Adelaide with a main street dotted with cafes offering friendly country hospitality, craft and antique shops that are exhibiting and selling beautifully crafted pieces and galleries displaying local artist works.
Beaufort offers a full range of accommodation options for an overnight or longer stay. Beaufort’s accommodation includes a motel, caravan park, hotels, camping, farm stay cottages, eco lodges and five star historic homestead luxury. Whatever your budget and style of accommodation requirements Beaufort has it all.
Beaufort Lake is a family friendly location that provides the opportunity for many water activities from fishing, boating, skiing and swimming.
Excellent park amenities are also available at the site.
The Buangor State Park and the Mount Cole State Forest are just around the corner from Beaufort, providing adventurers with the space and terrain they need to partake in hiking; mountain bike and dirt bike riding and four-wheel driving.
For a more relaxed outdoor experience, embark on one of the many walking tracks, ranging in length from 20 minutes to two days. The park and forest areas are scattered with fire places and huts for shelter, offering the perfect camping environment and escape from the city.
So whether picking up supplies for a few days camping, or stopping to enjoy the food and wine, the town of Beaufort is well worth a visit.
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