You can’t take a trip to Ballarat without taking in it’s history. The best way to do this is by visiting Sovereign Hill. Sovereign Hill is a recreated 1850’s goldmine and one of the best attractions in Australia. You can experience our goldrush past by panning for gold, shopping in the authentic streets and eating at the original restaurants. There is also Blood on the Southern Cross, the Eureka Stockade and the Ballarat Gold Museum.
Ballarat is Victoria’s second largest regional centre and only around 75 minutes drive from Melbourne. Over 84,000 people live in this vibrant rural city.
Major attractions include the Begonia Festival (held each year at Lake Wendouree in March), Sovereign Hill and the Eureka Stockade. After taking a tram ride around the lake or a paddle boat ride on it visitors can stroll through the beauty of Ballarat’s Botanical Gardens.
The architure of Ballarat is stunning with buildings such as the Fine Art Museum offering a the perfect example of how well we can maintain our beautiful past. Ballarat is an all year destination offering everything you would expect in a city including movie theatre, bowling lanes, live theatre, restaurants and cafes galore, and every type of pampering you can imagine.