Weekends in Ballarat

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

Experience the very best of regional Victoria in Ballarat. Just over an hour from Melbourne by car or train, you'll find there's so much to experience that you may need to extend your stay. 

Our weekends are full of open studios, paddock to plate dining, exclusive art exhibitions, award-winning wineries, beautiful architecture, meandering outdoor walks through the autumn leaves and long afternoons enjoying our craft beer (and gin and cider) scene.

Plan yours now...


What's on this weekend

Ballarat Farmers Market
Ballarat Farmers Market takes place in central Ballarat on the shores of beautiful Lake Wendouree, opposite the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Stroll under the dappled shade of mature oaks as you enjoy...
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Your getaway sorted

Your weekend itinerary

Here's how to make the most of an autumn escape in Ballarat this 14-15 March.

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Art & culture itinerary

There is an undercurrent of creativity, productivity and craftsmanship that pervades the Ballarat region.

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Eat & drink itinerary

The culinary world is sitting up and paying attention to Ballarat courtesy of its booming food scene.

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Autumn accommodation deals

Stay and play with accommodation offers for every budget and lifestyle.