Self-guided tours

Explore Ballarat in your own time and at your own pace on a self-guided tour. The history of this great city will blow you away.

 

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BALLARAT REVEALED

Ballarat Revealed is a geolocation-based historical storytelling site allowing the user to go on a guided walking tour of the streets of Ballarat’s CBD using a smart phone device.

Experience the cityscape as it was in past centuries through historical images and videos sourced from archives and online.

This tour will take you from the Bridge Mall up a path in the middle of Ballarat’s “grand boulevard”, Sturt Street, and along the footpaths of Lydiard and Doveton streets.

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BALLARAT’S HISTORIC STREETSCAPES WALKING TOUR

Discover the grand architectural links to Ballarat’s dramatic past with this self-guided streetscapes walking tour.

Unearth the fortunes lavished upon the buildings in Lydiard Street, enjoy the melding of architecture in Camp Street and soak in the history of Sturt Street.

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BALLARAT’S HISTORIC STATUES WALKING TOUR

Experience Sturt Street as an open-air gallery of priceless sculptures and monuments honouring heroes and icons, observe the wealth of stories set in stone and, as you wander the main street of Ballarat, consider that it once bustled with the rumble of trams for over 80 years.

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THE AUSTRALIAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR MEMORIAL

Located at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, this memorial recognises and remembers those Australians who became Prisoners of War during the wars of the 20th century.

Opened in 2004, it acknowledges the hardship, deprivation, brutality, starvation and disease endured by Prisoners of War during their capture and the scars many continued to endure upon their repatriation to Australia.

More than 36,000 Australian ex-POWs are represented on the 130-metre long granite wall, including the 8600 who died in captivity and remain buried on foreign shores.

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THE AUSTRALIAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR MEMORIAL

Located at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, this memorial recognises and remembers those Australians who became Prisoners of War during the wars of the 20th century.

Opened in 2004, it acknowledges the hardship, deprivation, brutality, starvation and disease endured by Prisoners of War during their capture and the scars many continued to endure upon their repatriation to Australia.

More than 36,000 Australian ex-POWs are represented on the 130-metre long granite wall, including the 8600 who died in captivity and remain buried on foreign shores.

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BUNINYONG & SURROUNDS WALKING TOURS

Buninyong and surrounds provides many opportunities for walkers of all levels of fitness. Some can be completed in half an hour, others take several hours.

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