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About Ballarat

Ballarat is just over an hour drive north west of Melbourne, in the Goldfields region of Victoria. It's colourful history includes the gold rush in the 1850s and the subsequent Eureka Rebellion. Both of which are now the basis for the two main tourist attractions, Sovereign Hill and The Eureka Museum. Ballarat is also known for it wide boulevards and impressive buildings.

Come for the history and elegance of Ballarat.  Browse our accommodation selection of town houses and b&b accommodation.
Home to nine theatres, Ballarat has an active and time-honoured theatrical community.  You will find many properties on the Stayz site offering great last minute accommodation deals to ensure that you experience your ideal getaway!

Visit The Ballarat Wildlife and Reptile park, seated on 16 acres of peppermint gum features koalas, crocodiles, and free-range kangaroos.  If you want accommodation ranging from b&bs to b&b accommodation, you'll find great accommodation options for your stay in Ballarat!  

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Activities in Ballarat

  • Sovereign Hill & Historic Ballarat ex Melbourne

    The tour takes us to Ballarat, Victoria's biggest inland city and Sovereign Hill. Explore this perfectly re-created 1850s living museum showcasing the working and living conditions of the Gold rush era.

  • Underground Goldmine Adventure Tour

    The Goldfields of Victoria, is the goldmine experience of a lifetime! Become a gold miner in overalls, hard hat and lamp and descend 85 metres to the heart of the mine. You will experience working drills to unearth the mother lode of gold just waiting for you. Any gold you find you keep!

  • Ballarat Discovery Tour

    Discover the legacy of the Ballarat gold rush, still evident in the magnificent architecture and tree-lines streets of the city today. Admire the city's Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, gardens, statues and churches by taking one of our tours or Inner City Heritage Walking tour.

  • Full Day Sovereign Hill & Ballarat Wildlife Park

    Take a tour of historic Ballarat and Sovereign Hill. Visit the Ballarat Wildlife Park and get up close with Native Australian Wildlife.

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