See & Do
Welcome to Ballarat – the home of Australian drama The Doctor Blake Mysteries
Homegrown television series The Doctor Blake Mysteries told the story of Doctor Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan), who returned home to Ballarat in the late 1950s to run his deceased father’s medical practice. In doing so, he also took on the role of police surgeon – a job that saw him solving some of Ballarat’s most cryptic and horrifying murders.
Five series of the show aired on the ABC between 2013 and 2017, attracting an average of 1.5 million viewers every week. Having gained widespread international recognition, The Doctor Blake Mysteries was the first ABC-commissioned drama to screen on BBC1.
Telemovie The Blake Mysteries: A New Beginning screened on Channel Seven in 2018.
Filmed on location in Ballarat, Doctor Blake showcased several of the city’s iconic landmarks including the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, the Ballarat Fire Station and the Old Colonists’ Club, as well the city’s historic streetscapes.
Immerse yourself in the world of Doctor Blake as you venture on the official Doctor Blake Mysteries tour with local operator Go2000. Walk in Lucien Blake’s footsteps as you visit up to 10 filming locations and get up close to the “murder sites”. The tour also provides the opportunity to learn more about the stories behind Ballarat.
Click here to book your tour today.