Ballarat is a wonderful city with a very colourful History, the City was "built" upon the Goldrush in Australia, and there are many old, interesting, historical Buildings.
Her Majesty's Theatre in Ballarat is a wonderful old Building and I would recommend seeing a show there. Ballarat is in the Golden Triangle of Victoria, and there are opportunities to go Gold prospecting. A huge attraction is Sovereign Hill, highly recommend, you need to give yourself a full day for Sovereign Hill as there is so much to see and do. Transport yourself back in Time and visit Ballarat it's a wonderful old city with heaps of character.
A quiet and friendly town with rich historical background. Visit the lake for relaxation and picnic. Visit the sovereign hill for the town's history in gold finding.
The most charming thing about Ballarat is the sight of numerous buildings in Victorian style architecture that sets it apart from many other Australian towns.
There are many choices of F&B and cafes to choose from and chill out.
I went to the red-hot summer tour. love it. I went last year and that's what made me go back to Ballarat and will go again next year
Lake Wendouree with the parks and gardens are a 'must see' one can drive around the Lake or walk part or all the distance around it.
The play area for children near the Lake will keep a child occupied for ages. The City of Ballarat has so much history to explore and a walk or drive around the city to view the homes and shops one can see the way the past generations lived. The discovery of gold in the area certainly made Ballarat and we still see what was achieved in the grand buildings in the City it is today .
So much of Ballarat is preserved as it was in the 1870s. Architecturally it is a lot of fun and never stops being interesting.
There is plenty to do in the area, including Lake Wendouree and the Botanical Gardens. The people were warm and welcoming. It is a great place to spend a few days as you tour Victoria.
Historical city. Sovereign hills is a must but tickets bit expensive. City it self will take you back to gold rush era
When you take the train from southern cross station to ballast at night, you will need to take a taxi to your hotel.
The public phone outside the train station are free to use for calling taxi. Take note of that.
ballarat is a beautiful city.the lake is a nice walk.and very good shopping.the pool is loverly and clean !
Ballarat is a wonderful place for children , they love to visit wildlife park to take a photo with koala