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Victoria's largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.

Culinary promises

With its renowned wineries and burgeoning restaurant scene, Ballarat is fast emerging as a regional foodie destination. Recharge and refuel after a day on the trail at one of the town's popular eateries, pubs or cafes. And for that special holiday celebration, sip local varietals at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar or book a table at Catfish, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

Golden dreams

Explore the legacy of the gold rush, still evident in the magnificent architecture and tree-lined streets of the town today. Admire the city's Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, gardens and statues by following one of the visitor information centre's self-guided heritage walks.

Blood on the tracks

Pan for gold and watch the hustle and bustle of an 1850s gold mining settlement at Sovereign Hill. Don't miss the dramatic Blood on the Southern Cross sound and light show, recreating the story of the Eureka Rebellion.

Out and about

Spend a day enjoying the fantastic collection of Australian art at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's oldest and largest regional gallery. Catch a show at Her Majesty's Theatre, originally opened in 1875, and wander through specialty shops stocking everything from boutique clothing and books to homewares, crafts and homemade supplies.

Free WiFi

Get free WiFi at Queen Victoria Square, opposite the Ballarat Town Hall, on Sturt Street.



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Art galleries

Post Office Gallery

The Post Office Gallery is a vibrant, evolving centre for the creation and presentation of contemporary art. The Post Office Gallery is committed to...

Family

Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum

The Ballarat Observatory is one of the oldest observatories in regional Australia, with one of the best collections of 18th to 21st century...

Performing arts

Her Majesty's Theatre Ballarat

Soak up old-world elegance in this beautifully renovated grand 1875 theatre, with top-notch drama, dance and music performances throughout the year.

Lakes & waterways

Lake Wendouree

Join visitors and locals alike for lakeside activities and water sports at this ever-popular recreational spot. Arrive there by historic tram!

Art galleries

The Lost Ones Gallery

The Lost Ones is a contemporary art gallery and creative makers space in the heart of heritage Ballarat. Housed in an 1870s-era Masonic temple, the...

Restaurants

The Ballarat Golf Club

The Ballarat Golf Clubs award winning Greenside Bistro boasts floor to ceiling views across the manicured golf course. The menu has something for...

Spa & wellbeing

Ballarat's Sanctuary Day Spa

Ballarat's Sanctuary Day Spa - The Ultimate in Pampering & Relaxation. Nestled amongst the lush gardens of the Ballarat Lodge & Convention Centre is...

Spectator sports

Ballarat Turf Club

The Ballarat Turf Club racing at Sportsbet-Ballarat, boasts one of provincial Victoria's premier racetracks, hosting an average of 30 race meetings...

Parks & gardens

Buninyong Botanic Garden

Stroll among the trees and shrubs, picnic by the lake and admire the historic courthouse and Queen Victoria rotunda in these serenely beautiful gardens.

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