Skipton is a small town of around 300 people on the banks of the Emu Creek. It is in sheep grazing country.
Around 65 km west of Ballarat on the Glenelg Highway.
Bicycle Victoria runs an occasional shuttle from Ballarat to Skipton for people cycling the Ballarat to Skipton railtrail. The railtrail itself is a 45km offroad cycle from Ballarat, bicycle hire is available in Ballarat.
Public transport is out of the question. Get by with a bike, car or on foot.
Mt Emu creek provides some pretty ponds and billabongs. There is a suspension pedestrian bridge over the billabong in Stewart park. Out by the swimming pool there is a pretty small lake, with birdwatching opportunities.
Swim. There is a public swimming pool near the end on Blake St (-37.684047,) edit
The pub serves meals daily, and has a range of $10 specials.
The pub serves drinks, every night.
No problems with mobile reception on all the networks. There is a post office open business hours. Public phone outside the pub.