Learmonth is a picturesque township, located in Central Victoria and 23km from Ballarat. It is surrounded by an agricultural, pastoral, and dairy region and has a huge lake, Lake Learmonth, which is popular for water sports, fishing and family activities. Learmonth sits along the Sunraysia Highway. It has a general store, post office, pub, church and police station to just name a few! Learmonth was named after the Learmonth brothers, proprietors of the Burrumbeet pastoral run (1838) and the Ercildoune estate. The Learmonth’s gained an enviable reputation as merino wool growers and stud owners at Ercildoune, until they sold up in 1872. Today, Ercildoune Homestead is a privately owned two-storey residence of granite stone, an example of Scottish Baronial style. Overtime it has hosted the likes of Dame Nellie Melba, the Duke of Gloucester and Sir Robert Menzies.
- Lake Learmonth