Welcome to Ballarat
Ballarat is a town with a rich past, with historic buildings lining its streets, including boutique stores, hotels, art galleries, and museums. A lively precinct mixed with old and new, Ballarat features a collection of vibrant cafes, restaurants, and wineries that set the scene to eat drink and be merry.
Visit Sovereign Hill to soak in the magnificence of Ballarat’s heritage, try panning for real gold in this lively mining town, see over 50 working Percheron – Clydesdale horses, take the 10 minutes self-guided underground tour of Red Hill Mine, and witness street theatre performances by actors.
Immerse yourself in culture by strolling down the town centre and browsing the many specialty stores for clothing, books, homewares and crafts. Discover Ballarat’s wines at one of the regions cellar doors in the surrounding countryside. Visit Australia’s largest regional art gallery, and enjoy a performance at the 1875 Her Majesty’s Theatre.