Escape to Ballarat this summer for an old-fashioned
Ballarat has undergone a cultural revival and our calendar
of summer events offers something for everyone. Let down your
pin-curled hair at the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly
Festival or enjoy a tipple with friends at the Ballarat Beer Festival. While
you're here, be sure to indulge in Ballarat's emerging foodie scene
and pick up a unique treasure or two at our range of quirky shops
Then there's the huge Cycling
Australia Road National Championships, when the nation's best
cyclists take to Ballarat and Mount Buninyong's historic streets to
battle it out for the 'King of the Mountain' crown. Hundreds of
spectators fill the sidelines to catch a glimpse of the fast-paced
And of course, coupling the striking streetscapes and
exciting events are Ballarat's award-winning food and wine outlets.
Wine bars, award-winning restaurants, country vineyards, jazz bars
and quirky cafes - there's no shortage of eateries to keep you busy
all day, all weekend, or indeed all summer-long!
The table of delectable wine and fare is set, the weather
is calling you outside, and vintage fun abounds. So, let curiosity
get the better of you - jump in the car, step onto the train, or
get on-board a plane - and visit the place where history lives.
Don't miss the opportunity to see the best regional city in its
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Where to stay in the region
Staying in Ballarat gives you a wealth of options. 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. Search here.