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
Ballarat Turf Club
For more information visit: VISITBALLARAT.COM.AU


Doctor Blake’s Ballarat Exhibition – Ballarat
11th April – 3rd September 2017
A new exhibition of ABC and BBC series, The Doctor Blake Mysteries will run at Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum in Ballarat

Ballarat International Foto Biennale
th August – 17th September 2017
The centrepiece of the 2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale is an exhibition by David LaChapelle, one of the most important photographers of our time. This is the first time David LaChapelle will exhibit in Australia.

2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod
24th July 2017 – 31st October 2017
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 Cabaret Festival
5th October to 8th October
The Ballarat Cabaret Festival will return for 2017 with an exciting line up of stars and venues to match.
Melbourne Cabaret identity Fiona Scott-Norman has been announced as the Artistic Director for the 2017 Festival which showcases the best of Australian cabaret in regional Victoria with a range of performances over four days in central Ballarat.

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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