What is the ultimate tree change destination?
Enfield’s residents say their town can’t be far off the mark.
Just over 20 minutes to Ballarat, this sleepy community on the Ballarat-Colac road boasts town water, brilliant scenery and one of the better pubs you’re likely to come across.
It’s not large – just under 400 people call the Enfield area home – but only a few dozen live in the “township” itself.
The self-proclaimed “Governor” of Enfield, Wayne Hoffmann, said he loves the town so much, his drinking problem disappeared.
“I used to have a drinking problem – then I moved next door to the pub,” he said.
“Now I don’t have a problem anymore.”
Mr Hoffman has lived in the areas for years after originally moving from elsewhere.
He said his 20-plus years in Enfield had “almost” qualified him to become a local.
“We love it here,” he said.
“Our kids grew up here, they caught the bus to school in Ballarat everyday.”
“It’s just a great lifestyle.”
On Enfield’s doorstep is the beautiful Enfield State Park, boasting fantastic bird and animal life, walking tracks, picnic areas and historical gold mining sites.
Enfield is also ideally placed for day-trips, with visitors able to stay in Ballarat and still have plenty of time for Enfield’s charms.