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Couples’ winter itinerary

Here's how to make the most of a winter escape to Ballarat with that special person in your life.


2-day Itinerary


Total distance: km

Fitness level : easy

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    Fika Coffee Brewers

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    Art Gallery of Ballarat

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    Kittelty’s at the Gallery

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    Mr Jones

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    Ballarat Premier Apartments

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    The Provincial Hotel

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    Ballarat’s Sanctuary Day Spa

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    The Mallow Hotel

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    Eastern Peake Winery

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    Day 1

    Breakfast at Fika

    Start your weekend in Ballarat the right way with a delicious and comforting breakfast.

    Fika is popular among the locals, the coffee is great and the meals always hit the spot. Try the avocado on toast, eggs benedict with 12-hour slow-cooked pork belly or their hotcakes served with maple syrup, bacon and fried eggs.


    36A Doveton Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

    MON: 6am - 3pm
    TUE: 6am - 3pm
    WED: 6am - 3pm
    THU: 6am - 3pm
    FRI: 6am - 3pm
    SAT: 7am - 3pm

    Day 1

    Art Gallery of Ballarat

    Be sure to check out Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery, the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Immerse yourself in impressive art such as the stunning collection of Australian paintings, sculptures, ceramics and works on paper.

    You’ll love the current exhibition, Becoming Modern: Australian women artists 1920-1950. This exhibition is a sensational celebration of Australian women artists. 


    40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    DAILY: 10am - 5pm

    Day 1

    Lunch at Kittelty's

    Nestled in the Art Gallery of Ballarat is Kittelty's — a warm and cosy cafe which is perfect to snuggle up in and enjoy a wholesome meal.

    The food is handmade daily with ingredients sourced predominantly from Ballarat and surrounds. Once you've enjoyed a soul-warming meal, we recommend sharing a sweet treat. The lemon meringue pie is scrumptious!


    40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    DAILY: 10am - 4pm

    Day 1

    Dinner at Mr Jones

    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.


    42-44 Main Road, Bakery Hill VIC 3350Get directions


    Day 1

    Stay at Ballarat Premier Apartments

    Time to unwind and enjoy a stylish night at Ballarat Premier Apartments.

    Originally built in 1901, this magnificent building has been restored into luxury self-contained suites, all within an easy walking distance to the Ballarat CBD and heritage precincts.


    2 Lyons Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions


    Day 2

    Breakfast at Lola

    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.


    121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions


    Day 2

    Ballarat's Sanctuary Day Spa

    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.


    613 Main Road, Golden Point VIC 3350Get directions

    MON: 9am - 6pm
    TUE: 9am - 6pm
    WED: 9am - 8pm
    THU: 9am - 8pm
    FRI: 9am - 8pm
    SAT: 9am - 6pm

    Day 2

    Lunch at The Mallow Hotel

    Relax in front of a fireplace and enjoy a classic pub meal.

    Plus, as a part of The Mallow's annual Season of the Dark this winter, enjoy a rotating selection of the deepest and darkest beers alongside collaborations with Fed Uni, House of Malt, Grounded Pleasures and Hellbilly Coffee.


    20 Skipton Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

    WED: 4pm - 11pm
    THU: 4pm - 11pm
    FRI: 12pm - 1am
    SAT: 12pm - 1am
    SUN: 12pm - 11pm

    Day 2

    Eastern Peake Winery

    Take a short scenic drive out to Coghill's Creek and you'll discover Eastern Peake Winery.

    Visit the cellar to enjoy top drops, including some of the best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah in the state. You'll instantly understand why Owen Latta has been awarded Australia's Young Wine Maker of the Year.


    67 Pickfords Road, Coghills CreekGet directions

    Monday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm

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