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Ballarat's Botanical Gardens will be in full bloom for the 2015 Begonia Festival- voted Australia's favourite event!


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The Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival is an electric spectacle each February with music, markets and more!



Ballarat gets your heart pulsing and taste-buds dancing with wine bars, breweries, award-winning restaurants, festivals, tracks and trails and oh so much more. It's a melting pot of cultural and sporting events, gastronomic treasures and hints of the past. It's a place steeped in the history of the Eureka Rebellion and the golden era of the 1850s. It's the heritage backdrop to your totally modern escape.

Upcoming Events

Ballarat Swap Meet

19 February 2015-21 February 2015

On the last weekend in February collectors and motoring enthusiasts will descend upon Ballarat in the hope of securing a bargain at the largest Swap Meet held in the southern hemisphere.

Ballarat Cycle Classic

Ballarat Cycle Classic

15 February 2015-15 February 2015

Here's your chance to ride the National Road Cycling Championships course at Mt Buninyong featuring some of the most pristine countryside anywhere in Australia. All courses are renowned as safe, quiet, and picturesque country roads and are fully supported with safety marshals, water and food stations and roving mechanics.

Jazz & Shiraz


Enjoy free tastings from a local Winery accompanied by a live Jazz Band. Special menu available including tasting plates and share food.


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Where to stay in Ballarat?

Accommodation in Ballarat offers a wide choice, from magnificent fully-restored 19th century buildings through to beautiful apartments, grand guesthouses and country homesteads, quaint B&Bs, boutique hotels and motels, restored cottages and premier holiday parks.

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