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From natural wonders and flavour fusions, to retail heavens and cultural treasure troves, there’s no limit to the riches you’ll unearth in one of Victoria’s most enriching destinations.

After all, the best weekends aren’t made of moments spend at home; they’re made of Ballarat.

Our top five picks at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Wondering where to start when it comes to the perusing the works of over 260 artists across 100 venues at the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale?

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The best ways to explore the great outdoors in spring

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We know travelling right now isn’t possible for everyone, but don’t let that stop you dreaming of your first lockdown escape. Let us inspire you...

Top five backdrops to capture the perfect photo this spring

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You know when spring arrives in Ballarat because the city comes alive with a burst of colour. It’s that very reason why it’s the most...

Ballarat’s top picnic experiences

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There’s something extra enjoyable about catching up with friends in the park over a charcuterie board that you just can’t get over the dinner table....

Four things you didn’t know about 1000 Doors Ballarat

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Mystery and intrigue are at the heart of 1000 Doors Ballarat. The interactive art installation is a haunting labyrinth of doors, gateways, portraits and screens....

Discover what Ballarat is made of

Discover what Ballarat is made of

Ballarat is 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.

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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.