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The Diggers Trail

Walk the trail around central Ballarat and hear how Ballarat became one of the world’s largest alluvial goldfields of its time.

See the sites and hear the stories of six mines, three riots and nine institutions. The Diggers Trail is hosted by Ballarat author Doug Bradby and his team.

90 minute walking tours depart The Ballarat Shop every Friday 10:30am and 4.30pm, Saturday and at Sunday 11:00am.


332 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350Get directions


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.