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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.
Treat the whole family to a range of exciting Goldfields activities and events. Learn about the gold rush at Sovereign Hill or ride on a vintage tram.
Victoria's largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.
The Goldfields region boasts exquisite parks and gardens, including the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and Castlemaine's magnificent period gardens.
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.