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Discover what Ballarat is made of.

Ours isn’t a city you just seek out – it’s a place made to try on and revel in.

It’s a place where each day is made of daring adventures, earthly treasures and lingering heritage. And each night is made of rich indulgence, startling sights and fusing cultures.

Our winding streets are made for idle wandering, filled with experiences made to conquer. Our evolving culture is made from worldly people – creators of artistry made to ponder.

Each plate we fill is piled high with freshness, and each drop we sip is liquid gold. And, sure, our past may have put us on the map, but each new day sees fresh fortunes unfold.

It’s why the best quests, the fondest memories, the richest flavours and fullest stories aren’t made of moments spent at home; they’re made of Ballarat.

10 cool new places to check out

From a new brewpub to candle making workshops, you’ve got plenty to look forward to when you’re in town next.

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Top 5 family-friendly things to do in Ballarat

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Getting the kids to switch off from technology is no easy feat, but you’ll find plenty of family-friendly things to do in Ballarat that will...

Ballarat’s top 5 day hikes

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If you’re eager for an outdoor adventure, but you also don’t want to commit to a hike that takes all day, then you’re in the...

Top 5 things to do after dark

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The sun has set but that doesn’t have to put an end to your Ballarat adventure.  From evenings long into the night spent with friends over delicious food and...

Ballarat’s top insta-worthy places to take photos


When a photo is good enough to be posted on Instagram, you just know! Lucky for us we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to...

WIN the ultimate foodie’s escape

From quirky cellar doors and beerhalls churning out liquid gold, to plates piled high with freshness and flavour fusions, there’s not limit to the earthly treasures you’ll discover in Ballarat.
To show you, we’re giving away a foodie experience valued at $700 for one lucky couple.


Where to

Lyon House Ballarat

History meets modern luxury. Everything about Lyon House emanates opulence. Lyon House focuses on creating an ambient mood through its use of bold shades and...

Grayling’s Gift

A haven of charm and wonder. Immerse yourself in the picturesque surrounds of the Pyrenees Region as you discover a calm you never knew existed...

Quest Ballarat Station

Ballarat’s newest apartment accommodation provider, opening December 2020, offers 77 modern and spacious studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom, and accessible apartments. Quest Ballarat...

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Linda McCartney exhibition to headline Ballarat International Foto Biennale

In an Australian exclusive, the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale will showcase the works of world-famous American photographer Linda McCartney (1948-1998). Curated by Linda’s former husband/Beatles frontman...

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The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.