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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
Full Day Sovereign Hill and Historic Ballarat Tour
Travel to Ballarat and visit Sovereign Hill, a perfectly re-created 1850s goldmining settlement. Explore the shops and wander the main street to visit goldsmiths and craftsmen of another time. Journey through the town of Ballarat and see the Victorian architecture of a prosperous 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!
Full Day Sovereign Hill & Wildlife Tour (382)
Gold - 1850 - The world focussed on Ballarat as the cry 'Gold' echoed around the globe. Today, you too can capture the excitement of these bawdy times as you visit the scene of revolt, rebellion, gold fever and the emergence of democracy at this famous living museum -Sovereign Hill at 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.
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