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Ballarat Attractions

Do you live for fine dining or shopping? Or perhaps you prefer to get to know a new travel destination like a bona fide local. When spending time in Ballarat, it doesn't really matter what takes your fancy — this dynamic city offers all the attractions and experiences you could ever need.

Learn what makes Ballarat tick with some of the most popular tours & day trips. Scroll through our 5 fun activities in Ballarat, and rest easy knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Ballarat with Kids

There's fun for the whole family in Ballarat. Here are a few family friendly experiences to try together that'll make your break unforgettable:

Free Things to Do in Ballarat

Escaping to Ballarat on a budget? The following can be seen for nix.

Ballarat Town Hall - Pay a visit to this historic site and experience a part of the cultural heritage of the area.

Lake Esmond - There's something soothing about being around water, so take your time here.

St John of God Hospital Ballarat - Widely recognized among local residents, this site is worth checking out.

Ballarat Botanical Gardens - If you're into spending time in the garden, this attraction will delight your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Ballarat

Lake Wendouree

The restaurants and museums are just a few features travelers like about Lake Wendouree. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, Ballarat Golf Club and Art Gallery of Ballarat are a few top places to visit.


Ballarat East

Ballarat East is noteworthy for its spas, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Eureka Hall and Eureka Aquatic Center.

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Golden Point

Golden Point (Ballarat) is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum while you're in town.

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Bakery Hill

Check out the restaurants, shopping, and spas while spending some time in Bakery Hill. Though there might not be many attractions in the neighborhood, you won't need to go far to find top spots like Sovereign Hill or Gold Museum.

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The bars and spas are just a few features travelers like about Newington. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, Ballarat Golf Club and Art Gallery of Ballarat are a few top places to visit.

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Visitors to Alfredton enjoy its golf courses, and if you want to do some exploring, Ballarat Golf Club is worth a stop.


Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Ballarat on a sunny day?

If you want a bit of fun in the sun, sign up for these outdoor adventures:

Are there cheap things to do in Ballarat?

Keep more of your hard-earned coin in your pocket with these fun and frugal experiences:

What can you do in Ballarat for free?

Your trip to Ballarat needn't blow the budget with free attractions like these to keep you on the go:

  • Lake Wendouree
  • Ballarat Base Hospital
  • Ballarat Botanical Gardens
  • St John of God Hospital Ballarat