Outdoor & adventure itinerary

Enjoy Mother Nature at her best with this two-day tour of the Ballarat region's stunning outdoor spaces.
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Breakfast at Eclectic Tastes

Breakfast at Eclectic Tastes Cafe & Pantry

Settle in to one of Ballarat's prized cafes for a hearty and...

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Hire a bike and explore the city

Hire a bike and explore the city

Hire a bike (or the electric version) for a half day and discover Ballarat at...

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Lunch at Higher Society

Higher Society

Higher Society was born from a love for modern and seasonal food...

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Take a stroll around Lake Wendouree

Take a stroll around Lake Wendouree

Pass away the afternoon at the picture-perfect Lake Wendouree.

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Visit the Eastern Peake Winery cellar door

Visit the Eastern Peake Winery cellar door

Take a short scenic drive out to Coghill's Creek and you'll...

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Dinner and sangria at Meigas

Dinner and sangria at Meigas

Indulge in a traditional Spanish tapas-style dinner at Meigas.

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Join a Ballarat ghost tour

Join a Ballarat ghost tour

Discover the mystery and stories of the gold rush era with Eerie...

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Stay at Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces

Stay at Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces

This luxurious bespoke accommodation has been lovingly restored...

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Breakfast at Yellow Espresso

Breakfast at Yellow Espresso

This cute little cafe at the bottom of Sturt Street serves up...

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Ballarat's Historic Streetscapes Walking Tour

Ballarat's Historic Streetscapes Walking Tour

Discover the grand architectural links to Ballarat's dramatic...

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Tuki Trout Farm

Tuki Trout Farm and Tuki Retreat

A traditional grazing property, Tuki Trout Farm pursues organic...

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Grab an afternoon coffee from Webster’s

Grab an afternoon coffee from Webster’s

Webster’s Market and Cafe is a gourmet cafe and specialty food store serving...

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Hike up Mount Buninyong

Hike up Mount Buninyong

Get out and get active with a hike up the picturesque Mount...

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Dinner at The Shared Table

Dinner at The Shared Table

Share a plate or two with friends and enjoy the diverse flavours of the...

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Day 1

Breakfast at Eclectic Tastes Cafe & Pantry
Hire a bike and explore the city
Higher Society
Take a stroll around Lake Wendouree
Visit the Eastern Peake Winery cellar door
Dinner and sangria at Meigas
Join a Ballarat ghost tour
Stay at Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces

Day 2

Breakfast at Yellow Espresso
Ballarat's Historic Streetscapes Walking Tour
Tuki Trout Farm and Tuki Retreat
Grab an afternoon coffee from Webster’s
Hike up Mount Buninyong
Dinner at The Shared Table

Breakfast at Eclectic Tastes

Settle in to one of Ballarat's prized cafes for a hearty and cosy breakfast.

Hit up Eclectic Tastes for a touch of fine dining with a busy inner-city metropolitan vibe.

2 Burnbank Street, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

Hire a bike and explore the city

Hire a bike (or the electric version) for a half day and discover Ballarat at your own pace.

Or start in the city centre, then head north and enjoy the scenery through the Creswick State Forest during the popular one-hour coffee ride

Lake Wendouree VIC 3350, Australia

Lunch at Higher Society

Higher Society was born from a love for modern and seasonal food and a passion for hospitality.

Go there for quality and consistent offerings plus laid-back modern service.

 

413 Sturt Street, Ballarat

Take a stroll around Lake Wendouree

Pass away the afternoon at the picture-perfect Lake Wendouree.

Take a leisurely stroll along the lake's 6km track while taking in the stunning views. There's one thing we love about Lake Wendouree, and that is that no matter the time of year, you're guaranteed an Insta-worthy shot.

Go at your own pace, you'll find plenty of places to take a break along the way. 

 

Wendouree Pde, Lake Wendouree

Visit the Eastern Peake Winery cellar door

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 Winemaker of the Year.

67 Pickfords Road, Coghills Creek

Dinner and sangria at Meigas

Indulge in a traditional Spanish tapas-style dinner at Meigas.

Offering a large selection of favourites, why not try the 'Feed Me' option and enjoy the chef's recommendations?

33 Armstrong St , North Ballarat Central VIC 3359

Join a Ballarat ghost tour

Discover the mystery and stories of the gold rush era with Eerie Tours' Ballarat Ghost Tour.

This tour travels through underground buildings, back alleyways and through the remains of the old Ballarat Gaol, the site of the highest number of executions in regional Victoria.

Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Stay at Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces

This luxurious bespoke accommodation has been lovingly restored with a modern and contemporary overlay.

Lascelles consists of two grand Victorian terraces each with its own distinct personality, respecting the original character of the homes while adding an elegant and modernised dimension that perfectly complements the heritage.

6 & 8 Errard Street North, Ballarat

Breakfast at Yellow Espresso

This cute little cafe at the bottom of Sturt Street serves up Axil coffee as well as a huge range of gourmet eats such as chia puddings, Acai berry bowls, matcha pancakes and all the classic brunch options.

13 Sturt St, Ballarat

Ballarat's Historic Streetscapes Walking Tour

Discover the grand architectural links to Ballarat's dramatic past with this self-guided walking tour.

Access the tour online or pick up a hard copy from the Ballarat Information Centre at the Town Hall.

Ballarat Information Centre, 225 Sturt St, Ballarat

Tuki Trout Farm

A traditional grazing property, Tuki Trout Farm pursues organic and sustainable principles in rearing its rainbow trout and pasture-fed beef and lamb. 

Indulge in a pond to plate experience by hooking yourself a rainbow trout from the farm's fully stocked pond.

You can then have it cooked fresh in the restaurant, or cleaned and packaged ready to take home.

60 Stoney Rises Road, Smeaton VIC 3364

Grab an afternoon coffee from Webster’s

Webster’s Market and Cafe 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.

61 Webster Street, Ballarat

Hike up Mount Buninyong

Get out and get active with a hike up the picturesque Mount Buninyong. Be sure to take in the stunning views of Ballarat on your way to the top. 

There are three walks on Mt Buninyong, the 1km Crater Walk with a viewing platform (accessible to people with a disability), the 3km Summit walk (a zigzag track) and the steep 3.5km Southern Walk. 

Buninyong, Victoria

Dinner at The Shared Table

Share a plate or two with friends and enjoy the diverse flavours of the Victorian Central Highlands at this popular Buninyong restaurant.

With a menu that reflects eating what is fresh, available and at its best, chef and owner Dianne Ray knows how to create a delicious and surprising experience.

317 Learmonth Street, Buninyong

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