Discover an unforgettable experience of craft beers and award-winning wineries.
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Fitness level : easy
Time to unwind and enjoy a stylish night at Ballarat Premier Apartments.
Originally built in 1901, this magnificent building has been restored into luxury self-contained suites, all within an easy walking distance to the Ballarat CBD and heritage precincts.
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.
This modern Asian eatery and bar with an Australian twist will have you begging for more.
In 2018, Moon and Mountain executive chef Liam Downes won the Golden Plate Award for best chef, with judges saying he has "all the credentials to lead the way in putting Ballarat firmly on the food map of regional Victoria".
Start your weekend in Ballarat the right way with a delicious and comforting breakfast.
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.
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 Wine Maker of the Year.
At the heart of Cafe Sidra is top local cider and wine, great food plus a relaxed ambience.
It also serves as a cellar door for 321 Cider, which is traditionally made using cider apples grown chemical-free at Learmonth's Spring Vale Farm.
Established in 1884, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest gallery in regional Australia.
It houses major collections covering the history of Australian art from the early colonial period to the present day.
Mitchell Harris has been making wine since 2008, with a focus on reflecting the cool climate characters of nearby regions
Its 140-year-old former produce store, tent-maker's and motor workshop is now a showcase for its wines and other treasures of the region, providing the full wine bar and dining experience right in the heart of Ballarat.
Pick up some goodies from the little pink door. Think grazing boxes, decadent donuts and delicious brownies. Perfect for a picnic by the lake.
Admire the swans gliding along the waters as you take a 6km stroll, jog or ride around Lake Wendouree.
Along the way, stop off at the multiple playgrounds, Ballarat Botanical Gardens and the Australian Ex-POW Memorial.
It's a two-for-one deal here, with both Red Duck Beer and Kilderkin Distillery calling this stop home.
Red Duck is a small, independent brewer, dedicated to making beer that is good for you using all natural brewing processes and ingredients.
Meanwhile, Kilderkin is the first distillery in the Ballarat region since the 1930s, with a focus on the very best premium gin and whisky.
Enjoy classic Italian with the whole family at The Forge Pizzeria. Serving a selection of wood-fired pizzas, pasta and more, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Pick up some baked treats for the road at the delicious 1816. Filled with sourdough, baguettes and French croissants, your biggest decision will be deciding what not to take home!