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Official site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Victoria's largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.
Explore the legacy of the gold rush, still evident in the magnificent architecture and tree-lined streets of the town today. Admire the city's Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, gardens and statues by following one of the visitor information centre's self-guided heritage walks.
Blood on the tracks
Pan for gold and watch the hustle and bustle of an 1850s gold mining settlement at Sovereign Hill. Don't miss the dramatic Blood on the Southern Cross sound and light show, recreating the story of the Eureka Rebellion.
Out and about
Spend a day enjoying the fantastic collection of Australian art at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's oldest and largest regional gallery. Catch a show at Her Majesty's Theatre, originally opened in 1875, and wander through specialty shops stocking everything from boutique clothing and books to homewares, crafts and homemade supplies.
Discover the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's oldest regional gallery, with an exceptional collection of Australian art and changing exhibitions.
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Ballarat's cool climate is ideally suited to producing top quality sparkling, chardonnay and pinot noir.
Strike it rich with a day out in 1850s Ballarat and pan for gold, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and relive the Eureka Rebellion with sound and light.
With its foundations located on the physical site of the Eureka Stockade, and the evocative Eureka Flag from 1854 as its centrepiece, M. A. D. E. 's...
Kryal Castle, Australia's only medieval adventure park and resort, has reopened its doors and is now welcoming visitors.
Her Majesty's Theatre is one of Australia's most historic theatres, and one of the busiest performing arts centres in regional Victoria. It opened in...
Get free WiFi at Queen Victoria Square, opposite the Ballarat Town Hall, on Sturt Street.
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