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Regional Victoria's largest flower festival, the Ballarat Begonia Festival, attracts more than 60,000 spectators annually. Held on the Victorian Labour Day long weekend this three day event has something for everyone. Flowers, celebrity gardeners, markets, entertainment, kids' activities and a community parade. Come along and join in the fun.
Get close to Australian native animals in their natural surroundings at national parks, sanctuaries and Ballarat Wildlife Park.
Spend an afternoon shopping for locally designed clothing, jewellery and accessories, or discover the region's well-known art and collectables.
Victoria's largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.
Treat the whole family to a range of exciting Goldfields activities and events. Learn about the gold rush at Sovereign Hill or ride on a vintage tram.