The design of the Skipton town entrances on local bluestone, was sketched by a well known local artist. and was made by a local sculptor. It encaptures the two major agricultural industries of Skipton and District, "Wool and Grain", the Cream of The Western District!!
(This was the winning design in an Art Competition to select the right "Welcome To Skipton" which attracted many entrants!!
The welcoming structures at each of the four main Town Entrances to Skipton provide a warm welcome to everyone as they enter the delightful township.
A well known and respected farming community, Skipton & District is affectionally known by some as "The Cream of the Western District" and others as "The Heart of the Western District", either way, everyone is right!! Skipton is a great place to live.
Regardless of where you are from, or which direction you are heading, Skipton is a central point on the map for most travellers, making Skipton the perfect stopping place to break a journey.
Many take time to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the parks, attracted to the Mount Emu Creek in the hope of perhaps seeing a shy little platypus at play.
Travellers frequently make the the most of the stop and take a "photo opportunity" at the Eastern Entrance to Town, where Garden Club members have planted colourful succulants and plants to further enhance the warm welcome to Skipton.
"Dine-In, or Take-Away" at
"Emu Creek Deli & Gifts", with an extensive menu of home made delicasies.
Skipton Roadhouse Staff start early each day providing hot food to coaches and truckies. It is just the place for a lovely lunch, "Dine-In, or Take-Away", pizzas, cakes, hot pastries, fish'n'chips, hamburgers, sandwiches, etc. Open until late every day.
Prefer A Picnic - Better Still!!
In 2021 Corangamite Shire Council as part of the COVID Recovery initiative held a Hay Bale Trail Competition, but because Skipto's Farmers were busy with harvest they were slow to consider entering but in order to provide some fun for the district, SCN held a local Competition.
So much fun for ALL. Travellers would stop and sniff the hay and took the opportunity for a Photo Opportunity"!! THe Shire had 20 Entries!! Skipton had 22!! And so very much fun.
How better to welcome visitors to Skipton? Our welcome promises fun and laughter at the 2021 'Hay Bail Trail'!
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