Ballarat is among the largest and most important inland cities in Australia. It's famed both for its establishment during the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s and for the role it played in the origin of democracy in Australia during the Eureka Rebellion, memorialized at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. Your Ballarat cabin accommodation, holiday home, apartment or other rental offers you access to a world of culture and history juxtaposed with the best in modern nightlife, shopping, dining, family adventures and more.
Discover history and culture near Ballarat accommodation
Ballarat accommodation situates you in an ideal location to experience some of the deepest, most important history and culture in Australia. From the Museum of Australian Democracy to Ballarat Fine Art Gallery and Sovereign Hill, you'll find all the excitement and historic adventure you could ever want right here. A spacious Edwardian home with 4 bedrooms that sleeps up to 8 is ideal for 2 families or a larger group of friends on holiday. When not exploring the city, you can self-cater from a full kitchen or outdoor barbecue and stay entertained with a UHD TV, Blu-ray player and movies.
Experience interactive art at Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
The Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, today called the Art Gallery of Ballarat, is the oldest regional art gallery in the nation. It was first established in 1884 and houses a massive collection of paintings, sculpture and crafts from artists such as Clarice Beckett, Rupert Bunny, Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts, George Bell and many others among its permanent and revolving exhibits. A gift shop and cafe are located on-site so you can relax, have a bite and find a souvenir after viewing the paintings. Ballarat accommodation can place you just steps away from this exciting attraction for art lovers.
Visit Sovereign Hill musuem from Ballarat cabin accommodation
History lovers won't want to miss the Sovereign Hill museum, which commemorates the founding of the city and its first 10 years of life after the 1851 discovery of gold in the area. It has become a nationally acclaimed point of interest and draws many thousands of visitors every year. The museum occupies 25 hectares of space and offers over 60 buildings that have been historically recreated with costumed reenactors, artwork, antiques, books, papers, livestock, carriages, devices and machinery of the era. Visitors are even invited to pan for real gold, and you'll find Ballarat cabin accommodation just steps away.
Family fun awaits at local wildlife and theme parks
Families looking for a great time with amusements and exciting attractions will also find a wealth of opportunities for kid-friendly fun in Ballarat in the wildlife and theme parks the city has on offer. You can secure a cosy 3-bedroom Victorian cottage that sleeps 6 to get you in the historic mood before exploring the town. While staying, you can enjoy free WiFi access, a free computer for your use, satellite/cable TV and a music and video library to keep you entertained. You will be just a few minutes' walk from many of the attractions Ballarat has to offer.
Get hands-on with exotic animals at Ballarat Wildlife Park
Every kid loves seeing live animals, and from your accommodation near Ballarat Wildlife Park, you'll not only be able to see the animals, but you can also get hands-on with them. This park hosts over 400 species of animals, which include emus and kangaroos that are free-roaming and can be handled by visitors. You can also see native species like wombats, koalas, quokkas, echidnas, meerkats, Little Penguins and others. Some can be handled, and photo opportunities are available. An on-site aquarium allows for viewing of the American alligator, Indian star tortoise, freshwater crocodiles and the Aldabra giant tortoise.
Experience medieval times at Kryal Castle theme park
For a fun, whimsical and exciting history-themed day out, you can take the kids to Kryal Castle theme park just 8 kilometres east of Ballarat centre. This replica medieval castle offers attractions like a real moat and drawbridge, stocks, castle towers, a maze and even an armoury. While here you can see live shows, including a joust with sound and light attractions, theatre performances, a jester, fire-eating and others. The park also has a 'Wax of Torture' museum to thrill and terrify visitors. Your Ballarat accommodation can situate you less than 10 minutes away from this thrilling family experience.
Have a relaxing day on the green at Ballarat Golf Club
Of course, there are relaxing getaway opportunities for grown-ups near Ballarat accommodation as well. If you're a golf fan, you'll want to secure an apartment, studio or other lodging just a short drive to the Ballarat Golf Club. This championship course in its current form was designed by Peter Thompson and Ross Perrett and features an award-winning bistro and bar, plus a driving range, practice facilities, pro shop and clubhouse. It's the oldest continually played course in Australia, so like many attractions here, it has a historic legacy that dates to 1895.