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Family weekend

Get ready for three days of family fun, adventures and memories in Ballarat.

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3-day Itinerary

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Fitness level : moderate

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DAY 1
  • 1

    Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Webster Street

  • 2

    Carboni’s Italian Kitchen

  • DAY 2
  • 3

    Higher Society

  • 4

    Sovereign Hill

  • 5

    Yellow Espresso

  • 6

    Gold Rush Mini Golf

  • 7

    AURA

  • DAY 3
  • 8

    Hydrant Foodhall

  • 9

    Ballarat Wildlife Park

  • 10

    The Forge Pizzeria

  • 11

    Il Piccolo Gelato

  • 12

    Ballarat Tramway Museum

  • 13

    Lake Wendouree Adventure Playground

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    Day 1

    Stay at Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments

    The self-contained Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments is ideal for both couples and families.

    The mid-century Grove St apartments are beautifully renovated with all of the luxuries you require, while the Webster St apartments are located on one of Ballarat’s most exclusive tree-lined streets.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    128 Webster Street, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

    2

    Day 1

    Dinner at Carboni's Italian Kitchen

    If soul-warming comfort food is what you want, Carboni’s Italian Kitchen is where to get it.

    The menu features authentic Italian flavours made with fresh local produce.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    152 Eureka Street, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    DAILY: 5pm - 9pm
    WED: 12pm - 3pm
    THU: 12pm - 3pm
    FRI: 12pm - 3pm
    SAT: 12pm - 3pm
    SUN: 12pm - 3pm
    3

    Day 2

    Breakfast at Higher Society

    Fuel up for your big day ahead. Think delicious coffee and big breakfasts, plus lots of options for the kiddos too.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    413 Sturt St, Ballarat Central Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    Monday - Sunday :
    4

    Day 2

    Sovereign Hill

    Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill recreates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851, when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune.

    It’s just like stepping back in time — from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where costumed ladies and gents parade their new-found wealth, to the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for real gold.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    DAILY: 10am - 5pm
    5

    Day 2

    Lunch at Yellow Espresso

    Rest and replenish at the delicious Yellow Espresso for your afternoon ahead.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    13 Sturt St, Ballarat CentralGet directions

    6

    Day 2

    Gold Rush Mini Golf

    Try your hand at 18 holes of mini golf through the various themed courses, including dinosaurs, medieval castles and Caribbean pirate hideouts. Guaranteed family fun!

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    4/9367 Western Highway, Warrenheip VIC 3352Get directions

    7

    Day 2

    AURA

    Sovereign Hill's new multi-million dollar sound and light show, AURA, lets visitors explore space, delve into the Dreamtime and re-live Australia’s most important rebellion, all while travelling under the night sky.

    Featuring hundreds of stunning projections, it takes guests of all ages on an adventure as they witness the creation and discovery of the world’s most precious metal, gold.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Bradshaw Street, Golden Point VIC 3350Get directions

    8

    Day 3

    Breakfast at Hydrant Food Hall

    Which kid wouldn't love to start the day with rainbow pancakes topped with mini marshmallows, maple syrup and fresh fruit?

    Tucked away in a CBD laneway, Hydrant Food Hall is a hip warehouse space complete with innovative seasonal menu and an indoor cubby house.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    3 McKenzie Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

    DAILY: 7am - 4pm
    SAT: 8am - 4pm
    SUN: 8am - 4pm
    9

    Day 3

    Ballarat Wildlife Park

    Get up close and personal with the newest additions to the Ballarat Wildlife Park, Maneki and Satu the Sumatran tigers.

    The duo is part of a global species management plan and are ambassadors for helping their cousins survive in the wild.

    While at the park, you can also feed kangaroos and admire koalas, meerkats, little penguins and other Australian native animals.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    250 Fussell Street, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    DAILY: 9am - 5pm
    10

    Day 3

    Lunch at The Forge Pizzeria

    Enjoy classic Italian with the whole family at The Forge Pizzeria. Serving a selection of wood-fired pizzas, pasta and more, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    14 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

    11

    Day 3

    Il Piccolo Gelato

    The Willy Wonka of gelato stores, Il Piccolo Gelato's line-up features more than 100 artisan flavours, with up to 24 available each day.

    Made using fresh milk, no artificial ingredients, colours or flavours, the range includes gelato and sorbetto (dairy-free and vegan).

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    217 Sturt Street, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    DAILY: 12pm - 10pm
    12

    Day 3

    Ballarat Tramway Museum

    The Ballarat Tramway Museum was formed to preserve the tramway experience that existed on the streets of Ballarat from 1887 to 1971.

    Trams are operated along an original section of the Wendouree Pde track using authentic methods of operation.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

    SAT: 12pm - 5pm
    SUN: 11am - 5pm
    TUE: 11am - 5pm
    13

    Day 3

    Lake Wendouree Adventure Playground

    Let the kids go wild at the enormous Lake Wendouree Adventure Playground. A must-see and do for the kids and adults alike.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree Get directions

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