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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.
Get close to Australian native animals in their natural surroundings at national parks, sanctuaries and Ballarat Wildlife Park.
The Goldfields boasts a rich calendar of festivals and events. Enjoy fine music, Chinese heritage, and sporting events throughout the region.
Victoria's largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.