Rich in history, Bannockburn was once the centre of a thriving and successful gold mining industry. Evidence of its glory days abound and a walk around the Bannockburn sluicings provides an opportunity to witness a landscape changed and shaped by human hands in the pursuit of gold. Many of the town’s original buildings remain intact; historical sites include the Bannockburn Hotel, the post office, Stewart’s store and many old miners’ cottages. A trek up to nearby Stewart Town, a gold mining ghost town is well worth a visit for those who wish to further probe into the history of the area.
Today, the town is most recognized for its exclusive vineyards and award-winning wines. Many visit Bannockburn to indulge in the many vineyard wine tastings and wine tours. It is also a popular camping spot during summer with many holidaymakers engaging in activities like swimming, boating and fishing.