Admire some of Ballarat’s most significant historical sites and buildings on the Ballarat Heritage Ride.
Delight in the charming streetscapes and buildings with their iconic facades, and soak up a city that is built on gold.
Elevation gain: 144m
Ride type: Road
Start: Ballarat Train Station
The Ballarat Train Station opened on 11 April 1862.
The station building is of architectural and historical significance to Ballarat as most of its original 19th-century features are unchanged and intact.
The Welcome Nugget is the second largest nugget of gold ever found in Victoria, weighing approximately 69kg.
It was found in June 1858 in the Red Hill mine.
The house was built by James and Caroline Warwick, the build was started in 1855, but was only opened to the public in 1895 as it took 40 years before it was complete.
The Eureka Flag is housed on the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade and is surrounded by the scenic Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens.
Montrose Cottage is a bluestone and brick cottage built circa 1856 by Scottish-born stonemason John Alexander.
Sovereign Hill is a museum which has recreated Ballarat during the first 10 years after the discovery of gold in 1851.
The Ballarat Town Hall was constructed in 1870 and designed by architects J J Lorenz and H R Caselli.
The building has a dome roofed clock tower and is extremely unique as it is believed to be one of a few in the world with a peal of bells.