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Ballarat Attractions

You will be spoiled for choice of things to see and do in the historic and pioneer gold rush town of Ballarat.  If you want to be close to everything, BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields is the ideal place to stay at as we are within walking distance of Ballarat's favourite attraction, Sovereign Hill.

Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Ballarat has plenty of attractions to suit kids of all ages from gold mining adventures to wildlife to medieval knights. Find out more here.
Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill is just a few minutes walk from BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields and is a world renowned and much loved Ballarat attraction. This outdoor museum presents the story of Australia’s fabulous gold rush history which is brought to life by costumed characters and over 40 horses.
AURA Sovereign Hill

AURA Sovereign Hill

Delve into the dreamtime, explore space and experience the historical Australian rebellion all whilst travelling under the night sky. AURA is the story of how the gold rush revolutionised Australia.
Winter Wonderlights

Winter Wonderlights

All your Christmases will come at once! Every year be mesmerised by the colourful projections in Main Street, watch flames erupt from the Sovereign Hill chimney, wander through fairy-lit laneways, dance in the (faux) snow. Walk to this incredible event from BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields
Ballarat Attractions Pass

Ballarat Attractions Pass

Enjoy great value in Ballarat with a fantastic two or four attraction pass to Ballarat's biggest attractions; Sovereign Hill, Kryal Castle, Ballarat Wildlife Park and the Eureka Centre. The pass is available in child, adult or family versions. Great value!
Ballarat Wildlife Park

Ballarat Wildlife Park

Ballarat Wildlife Park is an award winning park and strives to give the best interactive experience with some of Australia's most unique animals. Free roaming kangaroos, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, eagles, giant tortoises and meerkats! Plus lots of daily activities to enjoy.
Kryal Castle

Kryal Castle

A legendary land of adventure, with knights, dragons, wizards, kings, queens, princesses, fairies and so much more. Once you cross the drawbridge, a kingdom of myth, magic and fantasy will enthral you. An adventurous, fun-filled day within the sprawling village awaits.
Ballarat Markets

Ballarat Markets

There are sensational markets every weekend in Ballarat where you can snap up everything from vintage clothes, memorabilia, antiques, collectables, trash and treasure to local produce. BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields is the ideal place to base yourself at when going market shopping!
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

The nearby Ballarat Botanical Gardens are a great place to visit and has 40 hectares divided into three distinct zones which preserves the 'gardenesque' style of this Victorian pleasure garden. Volunteers offer guided tours of this great place and it's one of Australia's most significant cool climate gardens.
Lake Wendouree

Lake Wendouree

Nearby Lake Wendouree is located in the centre of Ballarat. Facilities include the six-kilometre Steve Moneghetti running and walking track, cycling trails, public toilets, playgrounds and excellent picnic and BBQ areas. The lake also offers opportunities for fishing, sailing and rowing.
The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial is a place for a quiet reflection to mourn those 8,600 prisoners, to remember loved ones that died in captivity, and those who remain buried on foreign shores. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. Lest we forget.
Arch of Victory - Avenue of Honour

Arch of Victory - Avenue of Honour

This is the longest and one of the earliest known memorial tree plantings. Its significant cultural landscape of national importance has been classified by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), the Australian Heritage Commission and by Heritage Australia.
Ballarat Gold Museum

Ballarat Gold Museum

Sovereign Hill’s story of Ballarat is told in detail at the Ballarat Gold Museum. This museum offers an award-winning gift shop specialising in the sales of fine giftware, Australian made gold jewellery and even gold nuggets!  Discover the beauty of power and gold here.
Tramway Museum

Tramway Museum

Visit the Ballarat Tramway Museum and ride an authentic Ballarat tram which ran Ballarat’s public transport until 1971 - some are over 100 years old!  You can also travel 1.3km on the original tracks through the Botanical Gardens of the west side of Lake Wendouree.
Museum of Australian Democracy

Museum of Australian Democracy

Located on the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade is the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E).  This is where stories are told by ordinary men and women, past and present, who have fought for the democratic freedoms we enjoy today.
Ballarat Ghost Tours

Ballarat Ghost Tours

Ballarat Ghost Tours invites you to spend an evening exploring the dark and ghostly side of Australia’s premier gold rush city. Explore the underground buildings, back alleyways and the old Ballarat Gaol founded in the early 1800s.
Ballarat Bird World

Ballarat Bird World

At the nearby Ballarat Bird World, it’s a rare chance for Australian and overseas visitors to see the colours of Australian bird life. This place includes a man-made waterfall extending over 50 metres and over 1km of raised walkways.
Observatory and Museum

Observatory and Museum

Visit the nearby Ballarat Municipal Observatory Museum and learn about the Cosmos in the 3D Astrotour theatre as well as view plants and stars with modern and historical telescopes. Also on offer are 3D movies, star parties, lectures, night sky viewing and plenty more.
Ballarat Golf Club

Ballarat Golf Club

The nearby Ballarat Golf Club has a long and proud history spanning back to 1895 as Australia's oldest continually played course, providing experience for golfers of all levels. The club house is home to awards ranging from 2011-2013.
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