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5 things to do with the kids in Ballarat

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01 Mar 2022

Filed underFamily Friendly

Let your family’s curiosity run riot as you adventure through one of Victoria’s most enriching destinations…

5. Seek out rainbow pancakes

Start the morning right with a plate fully of fluffy rainbow pancakes at Hydrant Food Hall.

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4. Fish for lunch at Tuki Trout Farm

Everyone is guaranteed to hook a rainbow trout at Smeaton’s Tuki Trout Farm. You can also choose to have someone cook your catch for you.

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3. Ride a vintage tram

Travel back in time and ride in one of Ballarat Tramway Museum‘s 100-year-old trams around Lake Wendouree.

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2. Explore the Ballarat Wildlife Park

Get up close to the Ballarat Wildlife Park‘s cheeky meerkats, penguins and kangaroos, as well as the park’s most popular inhabitant, Crunch the five-metre crocodile.

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1. Pan for gold at Sovereign Hill

At Sovereign Hill, experience the excitement of the discovery of gold in Ballarat, just like thousands of ambitious miners did back in 1851.

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Main picture: Ballarat Wildlife Park

Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.