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Relaxation itinerary

Take some time out for yourself and recharge your batteries in beautiful Ballarat.


2-day Itinerary


Total distance: 19 km

Fitness level : easy

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    Yellow Espresso

  • 2

    Sweet Fern Fragrance Boutique

  • 3

    Elysium Day Spa

  • 4

    Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

  • 5

    Lake Wendouree

  • 6

    Lola restaurant

  • 7

    The Provincial Hotel

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    Lake Wendouree

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    Pipers By The Lake

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    Ballarat’s Sanctuary Day Spa

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    Hydrant Foodhall

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    Gallery Restaurant at Craig’s Royal Hotel

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    Day 1

    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, BallaratGet directions


    Day 1

    Sweet Fern

    As regional Australia's only niche perfumery, Sweet Fern specialises in exclusive and luxurious body, bath and home fragrances.

    Showcasing products sourced from local and international designers and makers, Sweet Fern is a celebration of the artisanal, the unique and the whimsical.


    114 Armstrong Street, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    WED: 10am - 5pm
    THU: 10am - 5pm
    FRI: 10am - 5pm
    SAT: 10am - 2pm
    SUN: 10am - 1pm

    Day 1

    Elysium Day Spa

    The name Elysium signifies a “place of perfect bliss”.

    Treat your body from top to toe with the Aqua Therapy spa package — a gentle body polish, geisha spa to hydrate and relax, full body wrap and massage, and aromatherapy facial.


    24 Doveton Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    MON: 10am - 6pm
    TUE: 10am - 6pm
    WED: 10am - 9pm
    THU: 10am - 6pm
    FRI: 10am - 9pm
    SAT: 9am - 5pm
    SUN: 12am - 12am

    Day 1

    Lunch at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

    Step inside this refurbished 1870s produce store and workshop and experience the great wines and stories of Western Victoria at this industrial cool cellar door and wine bar.

    Cosy up by the fire or soak up the sun with a glass or two of wine matched with the best of the region’s produce, from bar snacks and shared plates to a full dining experience.


    38 Doveton Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

    MON: 11am - 9pm
    TUE: 11am - 9pm
    WED: 11am - 9pm
    THU: 11am - 11pm
    FRI: 11am - 11pm
    SAT: 11am - 11pm
    SUN: 11am - 7pm

    Day 1

    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 bird and plant life. 

    Located on the lake's western shore is the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, one of the nation’s most significant cool climate gardens. You'll be mesmerized by the remarkable collection of mature trees and marble statues set amongst colourful bedding displays.


    Wendouree Pde, Lake WendoureeGet directions


    Day 1

    Dinner at Lola

    Part of The Provincial Hotel, Lola offers stylish, European-inspired dining, beautifully shaped each season by the region’s best locally-sourced produce.

    Owned and operated by Australian media personality Gorgi Coghlan and her husband Simon, the 55-seat dining room provides a relaxed and elegant foodie experience.


    121 Lydiard St Nth, BallaratGet directions

    Daily: Breakfast and lunch
    Tuesday - Saturday: Dinner

    Day 1

    Stay at The Provincial Hotel

    The Provincial Hotel has housed a myriad of publicans and hoteliers over the decades, each enriching the hotel with greater grandeur.

    Its boutique accommodation perfectly combines the building's history and a contemporary, fresh element with beautiful fabrics, furniture and art.


    121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions
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    Day 2

    Sunrise at Lake Wendouree

    What could be a more beautiful way to start your day than watching the sun rise over Lake Wendouree?


    Wendouree Pde, Lake WendoureeGet directions


    Day 2

    Breakfast at Pipers by the Lake

    Sit back and relax at this grand pavilion nestled among century-old trees on the Lake Wendouree foreshore.

    Pipers' breakfast offerings include everything from granola with coconut yoghurt, acai, shaved coconut and chia, to the crowd-favourite eggs benedict with toasted sourdough, pulled local ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.


    403 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

    DAILY: 7am - 4pm

    Day 2

    Ballarat's Sanctuary Day Spa

    Ballarat's Sanctuary Day Spa's ultimate goal is to guide you towards a lasting sense of wellbeing through holistic healing and nurturing treatments.

    The purpose-built facility features six luxury treatment rooms (including two dual suites), private bathing, a floating pedicure lounge, relaxation lounge with open fireplace and The Sanctuary with sauna and heated hydrotherapy pool.


    613 Main Road, Golden Point VIC 3350Get directions

    MON: 9am - 6pm
    TUE: 9am - 6pm
    WED: 9am - 8pm
    THU: 9am - 8pm
    FRI: 9am - 8pm
    SAT: 9am - 6pm

    Day 2

    Lunch at Hydrant Food Hall

    Tucked away down a CBD laneway, Hydrant Food Hall's industrial aesthetic feel creates a warm and character filled environment

    The renovated heritage warehouse's innovative seasonal menu makes the most of local flavours and produce, topped off with Melbourne-based Seven Seeds coffee.


    3 McKenzie Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

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

    Day 2

    High tea at Craig's Royal Hotel

    In the grandeur of Craig's Royal Hotel's Grand Dining Room, sip a tea, coffee or glass of sparkling wine while indulging in classic finger sandwiches, savouries, scones and petit fours.

    Then uncover the hidden beauty of the gold rush era hotel with a guided tour of the Royal Suites, historical banquet rooms and bluestone cellar.


    10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

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