Here's how to make the most of a perfect weekend escape to Ballarat.
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Fitness level : easy
The Provincial Hotel has housed a myriad of publicans and hoteliers over the decades, each enriching the hotel with greater grandeur.
Its boutique accommodation perfectly combines the building's history and a contemporary, fresh element with beautiful fabrics, furniture and art.
A former Masonic Lodge built in the 1870s, The Lost Ones Gallery and Basement Bar is a place to find the odd, the amusing and the interesting.
The basement bar is dedicated to fine wine and spirits, celebrating the classic while enjoying the innovative.
This modern Asian eatery and bar with an Australian twist will have you begging for more.
In 2018, Moon and Mountain executive chef Liam Downes won the Golden Plate Award for best chef, with judges saying he has "all the credentials to lead the way in putting Ballarat firmly on the food map of regional Victoria".
Lola is a beautiful eatery within The Provincial Hotel.
Start your day with a coffee made from St Ali coffee beans and a tasty breakfast with ingredients from local producers. Think decadent French toast, chorizo and bean cassoulet or the Lola breakfast, which is everything you'd want from a big breakfast.
Established in 1884, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest gallery in regional Australia.
It houses major collections covering the history of Australian art from the early colonial period to the present day.
The ultimate comfort food for lunch. Winner Winner is the home of deluxe fried chicken that is sure to satisfy.
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.
For the ultimate dinner date, head to Mr Jones.
This restaurant is from the couple who brought you the award-winning Catfish Thai, so you know that you're in for a treat! Think contemporary Asian dishes that are ideal for sharing or a long lingering dinner.
Time to unwind, indulge and enjoy complete bliss.
This purpose-built facility features six luxury treatment rooms (including two dual suites), private bathing, a floating pedicure lounge, relaxation lounge with open fireplace and The Sanctuary with sauna and heated hydrotherapy pool.
Follow the umbrellas and festoon lighting to a hidden laneway delight.
Hop Temple boasts more than 220 craft beer and ciders – the largest range in Victoria – and an extensive selection of wine and spirits with food to compliment.