Home of the annual Cycling Australia Road National Championships, Ballarat is fast becoming known as the cycling capital of Australia.
Total distance: km
Fitness level : dynamic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.