Creswick Trails of Gold Tour Saturday 7th September 2019


When: Saturday 7th September 2019
For Transfers : Pick up and Drop off point: 6:00 am St Kilda Rd at the front of the NGV entrance (National Gallery of Victoria). Please purchase the bus transfer product.
Run start time: 8:00am start at The American Hotel, 90 Albert St, Creswick VIC 3363.
Run location: Ballarat – Creswick Regional Park
Run distance: course options, 12km, 22km.
Arrive back in Melbourne: approx 3:00pm-4:00pm
Fitness pre-requisites and pace group guidance: Easy (approx 2 hours-2 hour 30 min half marathon) Medium (Sub 2 hour half marathon), Hard (sub 1 hour 40 min half marathon)


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Come with us on a group trail running adventure through the historical gold rush region of Creswick. Creswick is a town in west-central Victoria, Australia 18 kilometres north of Ballarat and 122 km northwest of Melbourne, in the Shire of Hepburn. Creswick is a former gold-mining town, established during the Victorian gold rushes in the 1850s.

Our Creswick Loop is a 22km , 500m Elevation circuit run. With breaks this run should take approximately 3-3 1/2 hrs to complete.

Starting and finishing in town at The American Hotel, Our tour takes in:

  • Ballarat-Creswick Regional Park
  • Sections of the Goldfields Track
  • St Georges Lake
  • Cosgrove Reservoir
  • gold mining water races and diggings
  • Creswick Plantation
  • 4WD climb
  • Brackenbury Hill climb and Lookout.


We have something for everyone on this run which will be lead by our experienced trail running, fun loving tour guides, who lead a variety of ability pace groups.


Our bus will stop for coffee and food enroute and post run we will grab some local food and drink at our finish point The American Hotel, before returning to Melbourne.

Distances available:

  • 22km (full loop) 500m elevation gain.
  • 13km (Half loop)


What to bring-

    • A minimum of 2 litres of water to carry
    • Good condition trail shoes
    • suitable running sports wear to suit the weather
    • Enough snacks/food to last you your time out on course
    • Any emergency medications you may need

If you would like to use your own transport please meet us for an 8:00am start at The American Hotel, 90 Albert St, Creswick VIC 3363.

Google Map Directions from CBD


For those purchasing a Trail bus ticket. The bus will leave 6:00am from the main entrance to the NGV on St Kilda Rd.  Please make sure you ad the Bus transfer product to your cart.


Please note: the return to city transfer will not leave until all runners have returned from all runs. This means the short course runners can remain with the trail bus until pick up or enjoy the Creswick sites including The Botanical  Gardens, The University grounds and the Calembeen Park Ponds and there are plenty of good cafes in town.

We strongly recommend having air ambulance cover for this run and all trail runs, due to costs and difficult of access in the remote terrains.

Our run safety notes and course GPX file will be emailed out once purchased.

Additional information

Distance and Pace

13km Easy, 13km Medium, 13km Hard, 22km Easy, 22km Medium, 22km Hard


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