Skipton is the next town encounted when traveling the Ballarat to Hamilton route. Skipton enjoys the benefit of having most essential services. Skipton is situated in a valley environment that helps to give the town character. There is also plenty of evidence that Skipton is a community oriented town. Skipton is named after Skipton in England. And is known as "the home of the Platypus.”
Skipton was first established in 1839 as a pastoral run and a town site was surveyed in 1852. The town was settled some years later and the Post Office opened on 6 March 1858.
Fine wool is the main agricultural product of the Skipton area. A rail trail allows cyclists to ride between Skipton and Ballarat, but this facility was not observed.
A number of Skipton residences and businesses were damaged in the floods on Sunday 5 September, 2010. Skipton Hotel cellars were flooded and water damaged some of the hotel carpets on the ground floor. A nice looking and beckoning pub this.
Henry Bolte the longest serving Premier of Victoria grew up in Skipton. Again there was no visual display or accord was noted.