Distance: 9.86 km
Elevation gain: 144 m
Ride Type: Road
Start: Ballarat Station
Admire some of Ballarat’s most significant historical sites and heritage buildings. Delight in the charming streetscapes and buildings with their iconic facades, and soak up a city that is built on gold. The entire ride is approximately 9km in length. Check out the map below and stop off at the heritage highlights along the way.
Admire some of Ballarat’s most significant historical sites and heritage buildings. Delight in the charming streetscapes and buildings with their iconic facades, and soak up a city that is built on gold.
Ballarat railway 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.
A golden piece of Ballarat Heritage
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.
Take a peek into Ballarat’s curious heritage
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.
Home of the Eureka Flag
The Eureka Flag is housed on the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade and is surrounded by the scenic Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens. There is also a cafe on site for a mid cycle stop off.
Bluestone heritage in Ballarat
The Montrose cottage is a bluestone and brick cottage built circa 1856 by Scottish-born stonemason John Alexander.
Panning for gold
Sovereign Hill is a museum which has recreated Ballarat during first ten years after the discovery of gold there in 1851.
Ringing with excitement
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, which has a peal of bellsand is extremely unique as it is believed to be one of a few in the world with a peal of bells.