Nimmons Bridge {Things to do and see in Ballarat}

June 4, 2015 · 6 comments

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Nimmons Bridge is part of the Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail and was built back in the 1850s.   The bridge  is located just outside of Scarsdale, about 30 minutes drive all up from central Ballarat.   To get there head out along the Glenelg Highway, passing through Smythesdale and onto Scarsdale.   At Scarsdale take a left hand  turn into Pitfields Road and follow this for about 4kms until just before Newtown.   There is a sign post off to the right which will take you out to Nimmons Bridge via a dirt road.  

As you can see from the photos below it’s well worth the drive.  There are a couple of picnic tables and detailed information about the both the railtrail and the bridge located on site.  There are also several small country towns near by to stop in at for coffee, lunch or treats for little people.  A perfect distance away for  doing a short afternoon tour of places like Skipton, Linton, Scarsdale and Smythesdale.   The country side is gorgeous and the entire area well worth an explore. 

Nimons Bridge Ballarat for families

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Nimons Bridge Scarsdale ballarat for familes

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For more ideas about things to do and see in Ballarat please visit the Ballarat Bucket List ~ 100 things for families to do in Ballarat. 

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1 Carly W June 10, 2015 at 9:27 am

I didn’t even know it existed! wow some beautiful photos! Gives me some ideas for the upcoming school holidays!

Hope you enjoyed your shopping trip yesterday …

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2 Mandy Morrison June 8, 2015 at 9:06 pm

More beautiful photos. What type of camera do you use? Great bridge too.

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3 Dorothy June 4, 2015 at 11:22 am

I’ve been wanting to know how to find it, thanks for the directions. I think the boys will love it!
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4 Caz June 4, 2015 at 1:45 pm

I think they will Dorothy. It’s just a bridge – but somehow beautiful. Standing underneath it and looking up is a great sight. (There is a pathway down and around it). Enjoy. There is a cute little cafe or the pub (which is good) in Smythesdale too.
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5 nev June 4, 2015 at 9:59 am

What other old bridges are there in this area? Any with a rail line still on them?

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6 Caz June 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm

We did find another smaller one in Linton Neville. I’m sure there would be others – maybe check with mr Google before you head on out.
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