Tourist Attractions Ballarat

  Alexa's Treasures, 46 Sturt Street, BALLARAT. 3350 Phone: (03) 5333 7377
Alexa's Treasures is well known for its treasure trove of beautiful antiques and collectables, the widest variety of jewellery in Australia, plus an enormous range of antiques, pre loved and brand new gold, silver, marcasite and costume jewellery at best prices. Whether you are looking for a 'treasure' to pamper yourself with or for a very special gift for any occasion, you will find it at Alexa's Treasures.
Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, BALLARAT. Phone: (03) 5334 2005
Located in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, the cottage features an extensive range of craftwork by members of the Craft Council of Ballarat.
   
 
Ballarat Aviation Museum, Sunraysia Highway, BALLARAT.
A Truly Unique Collection of Flying Aircraft, Engines, Wartime Relics and Equipment from the 1920's to the Present Day.
   
 
Ballarat Bird World, 408 Eddy Avenue, MT HELEN. Phone: (03) 5341 3843
With over two hundred Australian and Overseas birds on display Ballarat Bird World offers rare chance to see the colours of Australia's native birds and plant life. Stroll through the large free flight aviary or sit with the native birds on our outdoor tree top deck area. Enjoy a light meal or cappuccino in the Bird World Cafe and Souvenir shop.
   
 
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Lydiard St Nth, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: ((03) 5320 5858
The first provincial Art Gallery established in Australia, housing the original Eureka Flag and largest collection of Australian art in regional Australia.
   
 
Ballarat Ghost Tours, Drummond St Sth, Ballarat. Phone: 1300 856668
Ballarat Ghost Tours provides an evening filled with the darkest stories of Australia's most haunted city. Operated by professional Historians and Tour guides, Ballarat Ghost Tours is the ultimate in evening entertainment. Tours operate Wed - Sun. Our Dinner packages offer amazing value for those wishing for a unique experience, catering from individuals to groups of 30.
   
 
Ballarat Observatory, Corner Magpie and Cobden Sts., MT PLEASANT. 
Website has extensive coming events timetable, public open times and historic information on this Ballarat landmark.
   
 
Ballarat Wildlife & Reptile Park, Cnr Fussell & York St, BALLARAT EAST 3350, Phone: (03) 5333 5933.
Set in 16 acres of beautiful peppermint gum woodland, you can experience close contact with koalas, kangaroos, emus and other native animals in an atmosphere of contentment and tranquillity.
   
 
Blood on the Southern Cross , Bradshaw St, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: (03) 5337 1199
Australia's Eureka  lives on in Blood on the Southern Cross, a dramatic sound-and-light show which tells the story of the Eureka Rebellion in which Ballarat's miners took up arms against the colonial administration on the Ballarat goldfields in December 1854.
   
 
Community Adventure Playground, Wendouree Pde. BALLARAT 3350
Free Adventure Playground situated in the Botanic Gardens. Electric BBQ's, picnic facilities.
   
 
Gold Museum, Bradshaw St, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: (03) 5337 1107
The Gold Museum houses an extensive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, alluvial deposits, gold ornaments and coins, featuring the renowned Jessica and Paul Simon collection of gold coins.
   
 
Gold Rush Golf, Western Highway, Warrenheip, Next to the Woolshed, BALLARAT. 3350 Phone: (03) 5334 8150.
Gold Rush Golf is home to the ‘Big Miner’ statue, an impressive 8m tall statue which greets visitors as they enter Ballarat. Also on site is an 18 hole outdoor and an 18 hole indoor mini golf course, games room, BBQ and function facilities as well as tourist information.
   
 
Kryal Castle, Forbes Rd, WARRENHEIP 3351, Phone: (03) 53 347388, Fax: (03) 5334 7422.
Kryal Castle is currently undergoing works to all attractions, displays & exhibits. Reopening March 2013 -  please come back to our website soon for updates. Kryal Castle is currently taking functions bookings for Weddings, Functions, Conferences and Special Events.
   
 
Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Eureka St, BALLARAT , Phone: 1800 287 113
Located on one of Australia's most historic streets, the Stockade is the location of  the newly built Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka which employs state-of-the-art multi-media technology to vividly bring the Eureka story to life.
   
 
Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: (03) 5337 1199.
Sovereign Hill brings to life the colour and excitement of Australia’s 1850s gold rush. An internationally acclaimed tourist attraction, Sovereign Hill provides a full day’s entertainment with hands-on experiences for the whole family. There’s real gold to be panned in the creek, an underground mine, working shops, traditional trades in action and much more.
   
 
The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, BALLARAT.
A memorial has been built in the Botanical Gardens in Ballarat.  The monument provides ex-prisoners of war, their descendants, visitors and future generations with a reflective experience where they can pay homage to those who endured so much in the service of our nation.
   
 
The Mining Exchange Gold Shop, Mining Exchange/ 8 Lydiard St Nth, BALLARAT 3350. Phone:(03) 5333 4242
The Mining Exchange Gold Shop has hundreds of natural gold nuggets found on the central Victorian goldfields. We specialize in the manufacture of unique jewellery featuring local gold nuggets, as well as a wide range of traditional yellow, white and rose gold jewellery.
   
 
The Tangled Maze and Mistydowns Nursery, Cnr Midlands & Smokeytown Rd, CRESWICK 3363,
Phone: (03) 5345 2847.
The Tangled Maze is a botanical maze constructed of 1000's of flowering plants, grown on trellises to provide the traditional puzzle. Solve our mystery trail. Browse through Mistydowns Nursery. Specialist growers of Heritage and Modern Roses, Peonies and Unusual Perennials. Relax in our cosy cafe. Great family fun.
   
 
Tuki Trout Farm, Stoney Rises, SMEATON, Phone: (03) 5345 6233.
Perched on a historic 1850's sheep station, Tuki is in the heart of Victoria's Gold and Spa Country. Incorporating sheep farming, trout fishing, restaurant, conference and accommodation facilities.
   
 
Yuulong Lavender Estate, Yendon Rd, MT EGERTON 3345, Phone: (03) 5368 9453.
The property features a retail nursery, craft and tearoom complex, picturesque bushland setting, large garden, contoured hills of lavender, bi annual music and farming festivals, and an extensive range of lavender culinary, craft, and skin care products.