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Cycling weekend

Home of the annual Cycling Australia Road National Championships, Ballarat is fast becoming known as the cycling capital of Australia.

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3-day Itinerary

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Total distance: km

Fitness level : dynamic

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DAY 1
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    Sovereign Park Motor Inn

  • 2

    Mr Jones

  • DAY 2
  • 3

    Racers Bar & cafe

  • 4

    Creswick Cycle

  • 5

    Webster’s Market and Cafe

  • 6

    Art Gallery of Ballarat

  • 7

    Hop Temple

  • 8

    Lake Wendouree

  • 9

    PWTN

  • DAY 3
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    Espresso Depot

  • 11

    Mt Buninyong circuit

  • 12

    Europa

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    Day 1

    Stay at Sovereign Park Motor Inn

    Ideally located only 800m from Sovereign Hill, Sovereign Park Motor Inn offers a range of four-star motel units and self-contained apartments.

    Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, kids' pool, an undercover playground, two spas, a sauna, gym, half court tennis, table tennis and a pool table.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    223 Main Road, Golden Point VIC 3350Get directions

    2

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

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

    3

    Day 2

    Pre-ride coffee at Racers

    This revamped 1930s corner shop is the perfect place to grab your pre-ride caffeine fix. 

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    2 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree Get directions

    4

    Day 2

    Creswick Classic

    Hop on the bike for a testing but fun two-hour loop around scenic Creswick.

    Well known to both local racers and cycling enthusiasts alike, this loop offers a little bit of everything and is a great way to explore the wider Creswick region, located a mere 20 minutes out of Ballarat.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Start at 2 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree Get directions

    5

    Day 2

    Breakfast at Webster's Market and Cafe

    All-day brunch? Yes please!

    Webster's is a gourmet cafe and specialty food store serving fresh local produce along with specialty coffee and teas.

    The tree-lined streetscape allows you to enjoy all the seasons Ballarat has to offer.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    61 Webster Street, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    MON: 7am - 5pm
    TUE: 7am - 5pm
    WED: 7am - 5pm
    THU: 7am - 5pm
    FRI: 7am - 5pm
    SAT: 8am - 4pm
    SUN: 8am - 4pm
    6

    Day 2

    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. 

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    DAILY: 10am - 5pm
    7

    Day 2

    Lunch at Hop Temple

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    24-28 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

    WED: 4pm - 11pm
    THU: 4pm - 11pm
    FRI: 4pm - 11pm
    SAT: 12pm - 11pm
    SUN: 12pm - 10pm
    8

    Day 2

    Lake Wendouree

    Admire the swans gliding along the waters as you take a 6km stroll, jog or ride around Lake Wendouree.

    Along the way, stop off at the multiple playgrounds, Ballarat Botanical Gardens and the Australian Ex-POW Memorial.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Wendouree Pde, Lake WendoureeGet directions

    9

    Day 2

    Dinner at The Pub With Two Names

    This eccentric restaurant is a collaboration between Australian artist David Bromley, his fashion designer wife Yuge and local hospitality leaders Donatello Pietrantuono and Iain Gunn.

    In a uniquely art-centric space, The Pub With Two Names utilises carefully selected local and imported premium ingredients to reflect the classic and uncomplicated flavours of the charcoal grill.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Corner of Doveton and Mair streets, BallaratGet directions

    Daily: 11.30am-11pm
    10

    Day 3

    Coffee at Espresso Depot

    Pick up a pre-ride caffeine fix from Espresso Depot before you tackle the great Mount Buninyong circuit.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    315 Learmonth St, Buninyong, VIC 3357Get directions

    11

    Day 3

    Mt Buninyong circuit

    Test yourself on the iconic Mt Buninyong circuit, part of the annual Cycling Australia Road National Chamipionships.

    The 11.6km loop has catapulted the likes of Amanda Spratt, Katrin Garfoot, Miles Scotson and Simon Gerrans into cycling history.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    12

    Day 3

    Breakfast at Europa

    A local favourite amongst cyclists, fuel up at Europa with a wholesome breakfast and coffee to kick start your day.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    411 Sturt St, BallaratGet directions

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