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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

Clunes Booktown Festival

2 May 2015-3 May 2015

Once a town built solely on the commodity of gold, books are the new gold for Clunes as it forges a sustainable future.

Ballarat Heritage Weekend

9 May 2015-10 May 2015

Held over the Mother's Day weekend, the 2015 Ballarat Heritage Weekend will celebrate ‘A Century of Service' and will tell the story of Australia's commitment to military service.

Ballarat Apron Festival

Ballarat Apron Festival

9 May 2015-10 May 2015

Experience the popular Ballarat Apron Festival, with this year's special theme 'Make do and Mend', tying in with this year's ANZAC centenary commemorations. This unique event is all about celebrating vintage and modern aprons of all descriptions.


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