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Outdoor & adventure weekend

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

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3-day Itinerary

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Total distance: km

Fitness level : moderate

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DAY 1
  • 1

    Lakes Edge Apartments

  • 2

    Meigas

  • 3

    Ballarat Ghost Tour by Eerie Tours

  • DAY 2
  • 4

    Yellow Espresso

  • 5

    Ballarat Field and Game

  • 6

    Fika Coffee Brewers

  • 7

    Mount Buninyong

  • 8

    Hop Temple

  • 9

    PWTN

  • DAY 3
  • 10

    Eclectic Tastes Cafe & Pantry

  • 11

    Tuki Trout Farm and Tuki Retreat

  • 1

    Day 1

    Stay at Lakes Edge Apartments

    The perfect base for your weekend getaway, Lakes Edge Apartments offer boutique luxury apartments in a central location, fit for couples, small groups and families.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    1306 Mair Street, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

    2

    Day 1

    Dinner 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?

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    33 Armstrong St , North Ballarat Central VIC 3359Get directions

    Monday: 9am - 5pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
    Thursday: CLOSED
    Friday: 12pm - 3pm
    3

    Day 1

    Ballarat Ghost Tour

    Discover the mystery and stories from the hazards of the gold rush era with Eerie Tours Ghost Tour.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

    4

    Day 2

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    13 Sturt St, BallaratGet directions

    5

    Day 2

    Clay target shooting

    Get outdoors and try your hand at clay target shooting at Ballarat Field and Game.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    729 Bells Road, Haddon, VIC Get directions

    6

    Day 2

    Lunch at Fika Coffee Brewers

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    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
    7

    Day 2

    Hike up Mount Buninyong

    Get out and get active with a hike up the beautifully picturesque Mount Buninyong. Be sure to take in the views overlooking all of Ballarat.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Buninyong, Victoria Get directions

    8

    Day 2

    Drinks 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
    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

    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 coffee vibe.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    2 Burnbank Street, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

    11

    Day 3

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    60 Stoney Rises Road, Smeaton VIC 3364Get directions

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