Art & culture itinerary

There is an undercurrent of creativity, productivity and craftsmanship that pervades the Ballarat region.
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Breakfast at Little Bird

Breakfast at Little Bird

A super cute vintage diner-esque spot, Little Bird is located in...

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Art Gallery of Ballarat

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Opened in 1890, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and...

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Lunch at Hydrant Food Hall

Lunch Hydrant Foodhall

Tucked away down a CBD laneway, Hydrant Food Hall's industrial...

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Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

This four-hour small group workshop teaches the important foundational skills...

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Dinner at Underbar

Dinner at Underbar

Pronounced "oon-de-bar", Underbar is a hatted Ballarat dining...

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Stay at Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces

Stay at Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces

This luxurious bespoke accommodation has been lovingly restored...

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Breakfast at Webster's Market and Cafe

Webster’s Market and Cafe

All-day brunch? Yes please!

Ki...

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Meet the makers at Lost Ones Gallery

Meet the makers at Lost Ones Gallery

The Lost Ones is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of heritage Ballarat...

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Lunch at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

Lunch Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

Step inside this refurbished 1870s produce store and workshop...

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Artisan workshops and experiences

Artisan workshops and experiences

Pick up hints from the experts, learn new skills, watch the...

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Dinner at Lola

Dinner at Lola

Part of The Provincial Hotel, Lola offers stylish, European...

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Day 1

Breakfast at Little Bird
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Lunch Hydrant Foodhall
Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop
Dinner at Underbar
Stay at Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces

Day 2

Webster’s Market and Cafe
Meet the makers at Lost Ones Gallery
Lunch Mitchell Harris Wine Bar
Artisan workshops and experiences
Dinner at Lola

Breakfast at Little Bird

A super cute vintage diner-esque spot, Little Bird is located in the heart of the city, with shops, eateries and attractions right at your doorstep.

Stop by for a cup of AllPress coffee goodness and devour a homemade pastry or muffin.

205 Sturt St, Ballarat

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Opened in 1890, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest regional gallery in Australia. 

The focus of the gallery's collection is to present the history of Australian art through paintings and works on paper with selections of sculpture and decorative arts.

 

Second image: Anne Wallace, Dreaming of a Song (2005), Oil on canvas
On exhibition until 20 September

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat

Lunch at Hydrant Food Hall

Tucked away down a CBD laneway, Hydrant Food Hall's industrial aesthetic feel creates a warm and character filled environment

The renovated heritage warehouse's innovative seasonal menu makes the most of local flavours and produce, topped off with Melbourne-based Seven Seeds coffee.

3 McKenzie Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

This four-hour small group workshop teaches the important foundational skills and knowledge needed to start your beekeeping journey.

 

306 Errard Street South, Ballarat

Dinner at Underbar

Pronounced "oon-de-bar", Underbar is a hatted Ballarat dining experience like no other.

Derek Boath (formerly of New York's three-Michelin star restaurant per se) serves up a chef's tasting table inspired by the season and surrounds. Only 12 people can dine at any one time, with seats sold out weeks in advance.

3 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat

Stay at Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces

This luxurious bespoke accommodation has been lovingly restored with a modern and contemporary overlay.

Lascelles consists of two grand Victorian terraces each with its own distinct personality, respecting the original character of the homes while adding an elegant and modernised dimension that perfectly complements the heritage.

6 & 8 Errard Street North, Ballarat

Breakfast at Webster's Market and Cafe

All-day brunch? Yes please!

Kickstart your day at Webster's, a gourmet cafe and specialty food store serving fresh local produce along with expertly brewed coffee.

This heritage cornerstone can be found on one of Ballarat's most photographed tree-lined streetscapes, allowing you to enjoy all the seasons Ballarat has to offer.

61 Webster Street, Ballarat

Meet the makers at Lost Ones Gallery

The Lost Ones is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of heritage Ballarat. Housed in an 1870s-era Masonic temple, the Lost Ones hosts exhibitions, workshops, performances, art classes and more.

Head inside between Wednesday and Sunday and meet local makers Benny of Heaps Good Leather and Rachel of Rachel Grose Jewellery in their studios.

14 Camp Street, Ballarat Central

Lunch at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

Step inside this refurbished 1870s produce store and workshop and experience the great wines and stories of Western Victoria at this industrial cool cellar door and wine bar.

Cosy up by the fire or soak up the sun with a glass or two of wine matched with the best of the region’s produce, from bar snacks and shared plates to a full dining experience.

38 Doveton Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Artisan workshops and experiences

Pick up hints from the experts, learn new skills, watch the makers in action and even try your own hand at a range of local artisan workshops and experiences.

Dinner at Lola

Part of The Provincial Hotel, Lola offers stylish, European-inspired dining, beautifully shaped each season by the region’s best locally-sourced produce.

Owned and operated by Australian media personality Gorgi Coghlan and her husband Simon, Lola provides a relaxed and elegant foodie experience.

121 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

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