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Regional Victoria's largest flower festival, the Ballarat Begonia Festival, attracts more than 60,000 spectators annually. Held on the Victorian Labour Day long weekend this three day event has something for everyone. Flowers, celebrity gardeners, markets, entertainment, kids' activities and a community parade. Come along and join in the fun.
Learn about the discovery of gold in the region in the 1850s, as well as the story of Australia's struggle to become a nation.
The Goldfields region boasts exquisite parks and gardens, including the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and Castlemaine's magnificent period gardens.
Spend an afternoon shopping for locally designed clothing, jewellery and accessories, or discover the region's well-known art and collectables.
Victoria's largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.