What to see and do in Ballarat
Price $ 85 pp up to 24 (or $ 590 per a car – up to 7 people)
Ballarat was the capital of gold rush in Victoria in 1850s. Today Ballarat is the second larges inland city in Victoria. Population of 93,500 people. Ballarat, Ararat and Bendigo form so called golden triangle. The sides of that triangle are around 100 – 150 km.
Ballarat Sovereign Hill – Gold Rush
- Historical town-museum Sovereign Hill.
- Artistic recreation of life in a gold mining town. How it was in 1850s.
- Historical atmosphere of Gold Rush and small businesses booming in 1850s.
- Informing guided mine tours deep underground.
- Original working demonstration of mining equipment of 1850s.
- Studying a gold panning techniques with real results in “Red Gully Creek”.
- Original retail shops, traditional craftsmen, blacksmiths.
- Life stile of 1850s in Ballarat and around.
- All day in air-open theatre with scheduled performances.
- Chinese village. How the chinese were living in the goldfield.
- Visit the Gold Museum. History of Gold Rush. Further gold mining. Gold nuggets. Gold souvenirs. Jewelry made of gold.
Wildlife Tour in Ballarat Wildlife Park
- Native Australian bushland habitats.
- Possible to apply for a guided tour.
- Feeding different types of kangaroos.
- Observing and feeding emus.
- Watching and touching the koalas.
- Seeing Tasmanian Devils feeding.
- Watching goannas, giant lizards and venomous snakes.
- Observing voracious crocodiles feeding.
Daylesford Natural Springs
There is another interesting area around Ballarat. Almost on the way to Melbourne. The area with many natural mineral springs. Daylesford. We recommend you to consider spending 1-2 hours in Hepburn Springs resort.
- Enjoy abundance of natural mineral water reserves.
- Free access to natural sparkling mineral water.
- Spa & Wellness centre in Hepburn Springs.
- Massages, acupuncture, herbal medicine.
- Sulphur Spring, Soda Spring, Wyuna Spring and many others.