Ballarat

Ballarat - Goldfields - Victoria

Walk in the footsteps of pioneers as you stroll down the broad streets taking in the grandeur of Victoria's largest inland city, Ballarat. Step back in time with splendid old buildings transporting you into the towns exhilarating goldmining past. Sink into another world with real life experiences of the areas bygone era as many activities transport holiday makers to the heady gold rush days. Understanding the extent of the regions goldfields is on display at the Gold Museum and the classic surroundings of Her Majesty's Theatre and the Vintage Tramway is the embodiment of old world charm.

No trip to Ballarat is complete without a visit to Sovereign Hill. This is the main destination for visitors to get a big slice for what life was like on the Victorian goldfields. Pan for gold in this replica goldmining town topped off with authentically dressed townsfolk. The Ballarat Botanic Gardens boasts an incredible assortment of both native and exotic flora, get your fix of Aussie art at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and pay tribute to soldiers who fought in WWI at the Avenue of Honour and Arch of Victory.

Visitors have a great choice of accommodation, restaurants and cafe options. Nature enthusiasts will get their fill of exhilarating bushwalks, serene picnics, lush gardens, animal spotting and fishing at an array of hot spots nearby. On Ballarat's doorstep is the invigorating Enfield State Park, Kirks and Gong Gong reserves, Yuulong Lavender Estate and Lake Burrumbeet.


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Towns surrounding Ballarat


Bendigo Goldfields
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Castlemaine Goldfields
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Dunolly Goldfields
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Maldon Goldfields
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Maryborough Goldfields
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Wedderburn Goldfields
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