Keeping up with the Joneses

Keeping up with the Joneses

His Catfish Thai Restaurant was awarded a hat by the Australian Good Food Guide three years in a row. Then chef Damien Jones closed the doors, brought in the interior designers and reopened as a completely new restaurant.

Welcome to Unearth Issue Two: the source of seasonal inspiration for curious individuals, couples and families looking for a day, weekend or week away in this storied town.

Season Highlights

Winter Wonderlights


All your Christmases will come at once at Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights. Find Sir Ginger getting up to mischief on Main Street. Watch flames erupt...

29 Jun 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

Ballarat Winter Festival

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As the weather cools down, the Ballarat Winter Festival heats up with a unique array of events and activities celebrating this most wonderful time of the year.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale


The Ballarat International Foto Biennale returns in 2019, shifting its focus to photographers who present the world in unconventional ways and in unpredictable circumstances. Featuring...

24 Aug 2019 - 20 Oct 2019

Ballarat Winter Festival – Pop-Up Ice Rink


Lace up your skates and take to the ice in the heart of Ballarat’s CBD. The popular pop-up ice skating will return as part of...

29 Jun 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

New luxury boutique hotel opens in Ballarat

Ballarat has shed its ‘old, cold and gold’ image to emerge as one of Victoria’s fastest growing getaway destinations with great food, wine and country charm. The latest jewel in the crown? Ballarat’s new five-star luxury boutique, The Provincial Hotel, owned by Gorgi and Simon Coghlan and Drew Harry



Meet the kid from the sticks who became a t-shirt-loving artist of international acclaim

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The Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, Blink 182, Ballarat. What do they have in common? Ballarat local Travis Price, the artist behind some of...

From llama farmer to SAORI weaver

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It may seem a long way from an old wooden school house, at the centre of a hamlet, in the midst of the Japanese mountains....

Keeping up with the Joneses

knife-forkFood & Drink

His Catfish Thai Restaurant was awarded a hat by the Australian Good Food Guide three years in a row. Then chef Damien Jones closed the...

Bringing photography into focus


Meet the woman on a mission to make Ballarat a global cultural destination – Ballarat International Foto Biennale director Fiona Sweet. TAKE US THROUGH YOUR...

Issue 02
Issue 02

Issue 02

Winter 2019 - Out Now

Discover the latest edition of our seasonal publication, Unearth, and uncover more reasons to visit Ballarat this winter.

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Where to

RACV Goldfields Resort

Located in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields, Macedon Ranges and Spa Country, 80 minutes from Melbourne CBD, the RACV Goldfields Resort is a countryside...

Craig’s Royal Hotel Ballarat

Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of beautiful Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is a destination in itself. The legendary Australian gold-rush era grand...

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park

Welcome to the multi award winning BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park located in historical Ballarat, the gateway to the Goldfields of Victoria. Camp in comfort...

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