Enjoy Mother Nature at her best with this two-day tour of the Ballarat region's stunning outdoor spaces.
Total distance: 106 km
Fitness level : moderate
Take to the skies and see Ballarat from a whole new outlook in a hot air balloon.
Top off your one-hour sunrise flight over the region with a delicious champagne breakfast once back on solid ground.
SUP Ballarat offers the hire of stand up paddleboards — plus group and one-on-one lessons — at the glorious Lake Wendouree.
While you're there, why not walk, run or cycle the lake's 6km Steve Moneghetti Track and take in the true beauty of this natural treasure?
Soak up The Yacht Club's lakeside setting, fresh modern Australian cuisine, relaxed furnishings and an amazing deck on which to kick back and relax.
Take your pick from pizza, salads, seafood and much more.
Just a short 10-minute drive from Ballarat is Creswick's Le Peche Gourmand, an authentic French pastry shop that strives on old fashioned methods and recipes.
The mouth-watering bread and pastries are made on premises every day using local organic ingredients sourced from within a 100-mile radius when possible.
Designed by Australian golf course architect Tony Cashmore, RACV Goldfields Resort's 18-hole course takes full advantage of the Creswick State Forest's natural beauty.
As day turns to night, move inside to the resort's Harvest Restaurant, which draws on Australia’s links to European cuisines.
Then catch up on some sleep in one of the spacious resort rooms with beautiful views over the lush golf course and unspoiled forest.
Home to colourful spring wildflowers and a variety of native wildlife, Creswick Regional Park provides a fascinating glimpse into the region's past.
Explore the ancient hills and discover the relics of the gold mining era on a mountain bike ride or bush walk, or simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings at St Georges Lake.
Go back to nature and catch your own lunch at Smeaton's Tuki Trout Farm.
With fishing rods, bait and nets available for hire, hook yourself a rainbow trout from the farm's fully stocked pond, then have it cooked fresh in the farm's restaurant.
Explore rich native flora and fauna at Ballarat's 641-hectare Woowookarung Regional Park.
The park is perfect for bushwalking, jogging, mountain bike riding, nature appreciation and even stargazing.