Getting there

Just under two hours west of Melbourne and about 40 kilometres from Ballarat, Clarkesdale is located on the Linton-Piggoreet Road just out of the township
of Linton on the Glenelg Highway. There is excellent year-round access for all vehicle types.

For the more vigorous visitor, the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail runs for 53 kilometres along the old Ballarat-Skipton Railway line and past Clarkesdale Sanctuary. Extensively upgraded in 2008 with a high-quality gravel surface, new signage, seating and rest huts, the trail is suitable for cyclists, walkers, and horse riders of all levels of experience and is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area.

Where to stay

Campers are welcome at the newly established campground under the trees at the Environment Centre, and there are excellent facilities that cater for ten unpowered sites. Contact the Sanctuary Manager below.

Booking is essential for planned overnight stays and group visits. Get in touch via our contact form.