About Ballarat

Part of Victoria’s Goldfields, Ballarat is Victoria’s largest inland city with leafy boulevards lined with heritage buildings, and world-class tourism attractions. Its contemporary heart is alive with restaurants, cafes, bars and boutique hotels. Founded on innovation, determination and hard work, Ballarat is a captivating place where vivid history and mythology coalesce into the very essence of Australianism. Craig’s Royal Hotel provides the perfect base to explore the diverse attractions of the wonderful Goldfields and Great Southern Touring regions.

Some of Ballarat’s key attractions include:
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Kryal Castle
Art Gallery Of Ballarat
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka
Gold Museum
Ballarat Turf Club
Creswick Woollen Mills
Ballarat Botanical Gardens
The Lake Wendouree Precinct

For more information goto: visitballarat.com.au


Ballarat International Foto Biennale
August – October 2021
Ballarat International Foto Biennale proudly presents Linda McCartney: Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ballarat as part of the 2021 Biennale, from 28 August to 24 October 2021.

Royal South Street Eisteddfod
Annually July – October
From an humble beginning in 1879 as the Young Men’s General Debating Society, Royal South Street has grown to become one of the largest and the longest running performing arts eisteddfod in Australia.

Ballarat Market
Every Sunday Ballarat Showgrounds, Creswick Road 8am-1.30pm

Ballarat Farmers Market
Second Saturday of the month, Zoo Drive, Lake Wendouree 9am–1pm

Bridge Mall Farmers’ Market
First Saturday of the month – Bridge Mall, Ballarat 9am–1pm

Talbot Farmers Market – Talbot
The third Sunday of the Month
On the third Sunday of every month the tiny town of Talbot comes alive as thousands of visitors enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere of the Talbot Farmers Market.
Explore the stall lined streets displaying an impressive range of seasonal fruit and organic vegetables, local artisan cheese, fresh bread, local wine, gourmet oils, delicious delicacies and more.  In true country farmers’ market style you will also chickens, stockfeed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings.


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