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Wine & beer weekend

Discover an unforgettable experience of craft beers and award-winning wineries.

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3-day Itinerary

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DAY 1
  • 1

    Ballarat Premier Apartments

  • 2

    Hop Temple

  • 3

    Moon and Mountain

  • DAY 2
  • 4

    Fika Coffee Brewers

  • 5

    Eastern Peake Winery

  • 6

    Cafe Sidra / 321 Cider

  • 7

    Art Gallery of Ballarat

  • 8

    Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

  • DAY 3
  • 9

    Vegas and Rose

  • 10

    Eclectic Tastes Cafe & Pantry

  • 11

    Lake Wendouree

  • 12

    Red Duck Beer and Kilderkin Distillery

  • 13

    The Forge Pizzeria

  • 14

    1816 Bakehouse

  • 1

    Day 1

    Stay at Ballarat Premier Apartments

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    2 Lyons Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    2

    Day 1

    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
    3

    Day 1

    Dinner at Moon and Mountain

    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". 

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    220 Mair Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

    4

    Day 2

    Breakfast at Fika

    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.

    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
    5

    Day 2

    Eastern Peake Winery

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    67 Pickfords Road, Coghills CreekGet directions

    Monday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm
    6

    Day 2

    Lunch at Cafe Sidra

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    321 High St, LearmonthGet directions

    Thursday to Sunday: 10am-4pm
    7

    Day 2

    Art Gallery of Ballarat

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

    DAILY: 10am - 5pm
    8

    Day 2

    Dinner at Mitchell Harris Wines

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    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
    9

    Day 3

    Morning Tea Delights from Vegas and Rose

    Pick up some goodies from the little pink door. Think grazing boxes, decadent donuts and delicious brownies. Perfect for a picnic by the lake.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Lane St, Ballarat East, Ballarat VIC 3350 Get directions

    10

    Day 3

    Coffee Stop at Eclectic Tastes

    To complete your picnic, pick up some coffees to go from the quirky Eclectic Tastes.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    2 Burnbank Street, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

    11

    Day 3

    Lake Wendouree

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Wendouree Pde, Lake WendoureeGet directions

    12

    Day 3

    Red Duck Beer and Kilderkin Distillery

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    11A Michaels Dr, AlfredtonGet directions

    Daily: 12pm - 5pm
    13

    Day 3

    Lunch at The Forge Pizzeria

    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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    14 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

    14

    Day 3

    1816

    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!

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    18 Armstrong St N, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

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