Ballarat & the Goldfields

Victoria's largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events, food, brews and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop

Home to iconic museums and renowned art galleries, wildlife parks, farmers' markets and lush gardens, Ballarat is the perfect place to explore. Hear fascinating stories from Victoria's golden age at Sovereign Hill and the Central Deborah Gold Mine, learn about the famous Eureka Rebellion, see local artworks and exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's oldest and largest regional gallery.  Shop for antiques, or wander through specialty shops stocked with boutique clothing, books, homewares and local crafts.  Stroll through tranquil botanic gardens, lakeside parks and rambling Australian bushland.

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*Image Credit: Dr Craig Mitchell - Specialist Anaesthetist, Ballarat