Ballarat offers impressive heritage streetscapes and historic hotels, fantastic accommodation, boutique shops, art galleries and antique shops.
Complementing these are lively cafes and restaurants along Ballarat's main vista, superb wineries, the outstanding Ballarat Fine Art Gallery and the new arts precinct.
A must see is Blood on The Southern Cross, Sovereign Hill's night-time sound and light spectacular of the 1854 Eureka uprising. You can also visit the fabulous Sovereign Hill by day, The Eureka Centre and the Ballarat Wildlife Park.
A little over an hours drive from Melbourne, Ballarat is a feast of fun, fine food, great wine, shopping and an opportunity to spend time with family and friends all year round.