Visit the Goldfields region
When gold was discovered in Victoria over 150 years ago it left a rich and lasting legacy in almost every town in the Goldfields. Today visitors can tour the majestic Victorian streetscapes of thriving regional cities Bendigo and Ballarat or explore delightful villages such as Maldon, Castlemaine, Heathcote and Dunolly.
Victoria’s largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events, food, brews and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.
With its renowned wineries and exciting restaurant scene, Ballarat is an established foodie destination. Recharge and refuel after a day’s walking at one of the town’s popular eateries, breweries or cafes. The Provincial Hotel’s beautiful dining room Lola is a standout for seasonal, locally sourced dishes and a great wine list . Sip local drops at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar, sample craft beer at Hop Temple or book a table at award winning Underbar.
Dreams of gold
Explore the legacy of the gold rush, still evident in the magnificent architecture and tree-lined streets of the town today. Admire the city’s Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, gardens and statues on a self-guided heritage walk.
Pan for gold and watch the hustle and bustle of an 1850s gold mining settlement at Sovereign Hill. Don’t miss the dramatic AURA sound and light show, which tells the story of the Eureka Rebellion and an Australia transformed by gold.
Out and about
Enjoy the fantastic collection of Australian art at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia’s oldest regional gallery. Catch a show at Her Majesty’s Theatre, originally opened in 1875, and wander through specialty shops stocked with boutique clothing, books, homewares and crafts. Meet native wildlife on a leisurely stroll in a natural bush settling at Ballarat Wildlife Park.
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Luxury in the heart of Ballarat
2 guests1 bedrooms1 beds1 baths
The past has been beautifully preserved at Battista.
The luxury accommodation is a home with some serious soul. It’s dreamy, soft and a safe space to cocoon. Natural light leads the way and the huge windows and vaulted ceilings are breathtaking. Glass walls give an uninterrupted view of the fabric of the old building.
Executive unit – for professionals & families
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 baths
Situated in a quiet apartment complex, close to the Ballarat CBD, this executive style two-bedroom unit is ideal for professionals or for a family getaway.
The fully self-contained unit offer’s exceptional accommodation with great styling, well-appointed furniture and fittings, and all the comforts you could need.
Comfortable beds, quality linen, a well stocked kitchen and a lovely private courtyard complete with BBQ and firepit.
70’s Flair near Sovereign Hill
Pairing timber panels with sepia-toned furnishings, this three-bedroom home evokes a sense of nostalgia the moment you walk through the door. Just 10-minutes from Ballarat CBD, you’ll be well-connected.
Ideal for both entertaining and relaxation, you can cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen and take your pick of seating at the dining table, in the laidback lounge area while you spin records, or on the balcony where you’ll find an outdoor setting, fire pit and BBQ grill.
Green Acres: A tranquil farmland retreat
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Just 10 minutes from Ballarat’s town centre, this lovely cottage strikes the perfect balance between convenience and true country charm. It’s perfectly positioned to enjoy a relaxed, rural lifestyle yet close to the region’s notable attractions, including art galleries, historical sites, restaurants and pubs. It’s set on three acres of farmland creating a postcard perfect view with sheep grazing on the paddocks. Enjoy two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and updated bathroom.
The Country Cottage: Leafy Ballarat Hideaway
4 guests4 bedrooms3 beds1.5 baths
Moments from central Ballarat, this delightful country cottage offers an idyllic getaway set up for families. Delve into the region’s distinct arts culture, meander its historic streets, dine at award winning restaurants and experience close encounters with Australian animals at Ballarat Wildlife Park.
Come home to enjoy a spacious lounge room, dining room flowing straight out to the backyard and three cosy bedrooms, plus a dedicated nursery perfect for those travelling with little ones.
The Meadows: High-end Heritage Cottage in Ballarat
4 guests 2 bedrooms 2 beds 1 bath
This breathtaking country cottage has undergone an impeccable renovation to balance its ornate heritage details with the very best in contemporary living. Nestled in the sought-after neighbourhood of Soldiers Hill, it’s moments from historic Lydiard Street, eateries and Ballarat Station. Visit Australia’s oldest regional gallery and relax in lakeside botanical gardens. Come home to a picture-perfect abode with a luxurious kitchen, sumptuous living area and idyllic manicured backyard.
Ballarat Family Charm at Ligar Victorian Cottage
7 guests3 bedrooms5 beds1.5 bath
Nestled on a tranquil tree-lined street in the sought-after neighbourhood of Soldiers Hill, this charming character cottage is just a 10-minute walk to Ballarat Station and the city centre. Discover historic Lydiard Street, visit Australia’s oldest regional gallery and stop into the abundance of shops and eateries just a short stroll away. This classic property is rich in ornate details, with a storybook white-picket fence, immaculate interiors, and leafy backyard with alfresco seating.