Weekends in Ballarat

There's no better way to weekend than in Ballarat.

Lockdown is finally over and you’re in need of an escape. We hear you and we’ve got just what you need!

Pack your car and hit the road for the perfect weekend getaway in Ballarat. Spring is here, which means Ballarat is blooming with fields of colour, fresh produce and floral-infused cocktails and treats.

So, shed those layers, head out into the sunshine and take advantage of the long brunches, Instagrammable blooms and floral gins Ballarat is famous for.

Experience the very best of regional Victoria, just 90 minutes from Melbourne and Bendigo (it's even less if you're coming from Geelong).

Our weekends are full of colourful art, paddock to plate dining, award-winning wineries, meandering outdoor walks through beautiful spring blooms and long afternoons enjoying our craft beer scene.

There’s no better way to weekend than in Ballarat this spring.


Your weekend sorted

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Art Gallery of Ballarat. Credit LadyDrewNiack
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