What to do in Ballarat

The Visitor Information Centre can be found in the heart of the city, in the historic Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street. The local staff can provide great information on attractions, local transport, maps, guided tour options and suggested itineraries for your stay.

Opening times: 7 days (9am - 5pm).

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Map of Ballarat

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Attractions

Soverign Hill - A day at Sovereign Hill is a day filled with fun and adventure. Discover all the action and excitement of life as it was in 1850s Ballarat during the greatest alluvial gold rush the world has ever seen. Click here for more information. 

Kryal Castle - Reopening in 2013, this is Australia’s only medieval theme park – a legendary land of myth and medieval adventure with knights, dragons, wizards, kings, queens, princesses, fairies and so much more. Click here for more information. 

Ballarat Wildlife Park - The Park offers a nice comfortable walk around, with the chance to get up close and personal to some of Australia’s most famous native animals. You also have the chance to interact with koalas, wombats, and a variety of reptiles ranging from snakes to lizards and even a giant tortoise. Click here for more information. 

Art Gallery of Ballarat - Founded in 1884, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest regional art gallery in Australia and was the first to be built outside a capital city in the overseas dominions of the British Empire. The Gallery is the oldest and largest regional gallery in the country, housed in a heritage-listed building which is one of the oldest purpose-built galleries in the country. Click here for more information and for upcoming exhibitions. 

M.A.D.E - The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) is an Australian museum, which engages visitors in the compelling story of democracy. The stories are told of the ordinary men and women, past and present, which have fought for the democratic freedoms we enjoy today. Click here for more information. 

Creswick Wollen Mills - Creswick Woollen Mills is the home of luxurious, natural fibre products designed in Australia to suit Australian conditions. Founded in 1947 by Polish migrant, Paul Ryzowy, Creswick Woollen Mills is now the only coloured woollen spinning mill of its type in Australia. Click here for more information. 

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