Take some time out for yourself and recharge your batteries in beautiful Ballarat.
Total distance: 19 km
Fitness level : easy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What could be a more beautiful way to start your day than watching the sun rise over Lake Wendouree?
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.
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.
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.
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.