BALLARAT TOURISM

Local Attractions

Here are some of our favourite local Ballarat attractions for all the family to enjoy.

Pan for gold at the iconic Sovereign Hill, get the adrenaline flowing with indoor go-karting, explore the night sky, or see the exhibitions at Australia’s oldest regional gallery.

Lake Wendouree

Lake Wendouree

Located in central Ballarat next to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and near Victoria Park, Lake Wendouree offers a wide range of attractions and recreational activities both on and off the water.

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National Centre for Photography

The National Centre for Photography

Due to open in 2024, the National Centre for Photography will proudly sit on Lydiard Street, between Craigs Hotel, the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Post Office Gallery, and will add to the public gallery programming of Ballarat.

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Kryal Castle

Kryal Castle

Kryal Castle is a legendary land of adventure, with knights, dragons, wizards, kings, queens, princesses, fairies and so much more.

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Regent Cinemas Ballarat

Regent Cinemas Ballarat

With a total of eight mainstream screens (two of which screen Digital 3D) and one Gold Class screen, Regent Cinemas Ballarat offer a wide range of films from blockbusters and 3D, to quality showcase (art-house) films screened both in standard and luxury Gold Class auditoriums.

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Ballarat Wildlife Park

Ballarat Wildlife Park

Ballarat Wildlife Park is an interactive wildlife park which was opened by Greg Parker in 1987. The Park is situated on 37 acres (15 ha) of natural bush land. The Park currently holds around 400 species of animals, including free-roaming kangaroos and emus that can be hand fed.

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Ballarat Bird World

Ballarat Bird World

Take a stroll along the raised walkway past the landscaped waterfall and gardens to view the birds on display. Varieties of birds include the Gang-gang, Major Mitchell and black cockatoos.

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Eureka Centre Ballarat

Eureka Centre Ballarat

The Eureka Stockade resonates profoundly in the Australian national story. The Eureka uprising was a transformative social movement that deeply informed the development of modern democratic Australia.

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Arch of Victory

Arch Of Victory

The Arch commemorates the Allied victory in the Great War but, for a community finally emerging from four years of anxiety and grief, the word “Victory” offered some consolation and comfort that the hardship had not been in vain.

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Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum in Golden Point, a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Sovereign Hill depicts Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold there in 1851. It was officially opened on 29 November 1970 and has become a nationally acclaimed tourist attraction.

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Ballarat Skate Park

Ballarat Skate Park

Located in central Ballarat next to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and near Victoria Park, Lake Wendouree offers a wide range of attractions and recreational activities both on and off the water.

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