Outdoors

Head outside and soak up Ballarat's fresh air and sunshine with your family.

Sovereign Hill
Sovereign Hill brings to life the excitement of Australia’s great 1850s gold rushes. Named Australia’s best ‘Major Tourist Attraction’ four times, most recently in 2016, Sovereign Hill provides a...
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Kryal Castle
Kryal Castle is a legendary land of adventure, with knights, dragons, wizards, kings, queens, princesses, fairies and so much more. The popular Knights of Fire program is back for the July School...
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Ballarat Wildlife Park
Ballarat Wildlife Park is an award winning Park that is owned and operated by Greg Parker and his family. Founded in February 1985 through a passion for conservation of wildlife and the environment....
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The Lake Wendouree Precinct
Welcome to the jewel in Ballarat’s crown — Lake Wendouree and the adjoining Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Admire the local swans glide along the glistening waters as you walk, run or ride around the six...
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Tuki Trout Farm and Tuki Retreat
Tuki Retreat offers a romantic getaway for couples with the stone cottages with open fires and corner spas in the bathroom. Tuki offer self-contained accommodation, so you can self cater, relax and...
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Gold Rush Mini Golf
Located conveniently on the Western Highway, Gold Rush Mini Golf’s Two 18 hole fully licensed themed golf courses are accessible for all ages yet fun and challenging for all skill levels. Venture...
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Ballarat Turf Club
The Ballarat Turf Club racing at Sportsbet-Ballarat, boasts one of provincial Victoria’s premier racetracks, hosting an average of 27 race meetings in any race season, the most conducted on any grass...
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SUP Ballarat – Stand Up Paddleboarding
SUP Ballarat is a Stand Up Paddleboard hire and instruction provider in Ballarat and the surrounding areas. SUP Ballarat offer lessons for both individuals and groups, or for those who already have...
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Ballarat Bird World
At Ballarat Bird World visitors can see all the colours of Australian bird life, only a short seven-minute drive south from Sovereign Hill. Take a stroll along the raised walkway passed the landscaped...
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Maze House
Maze House, located on the Midland Highway ten minutes from Daylesford and ten minutes from Creswick, with an old hedge maze, country carnival games, food garden and cafe milk bar. Maze House is open...
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Inclusive Play-space
The concept for an Inclusive Play-space in Ballarat came from the community in 2012 and lobbied and driven through the City of Ballarat’s Disability Advisory Committee. The aim of the project was to...
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