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14 Best Ballarat Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Early Ballarat was all about gold. The most popular and unique Ballarat Attraction is Sovereign Hill, a recreation of those times. Learn all about the history of gold at the Gold Museum and then discover the violence of the times at the Eureka Stockade.

For families and kids, enjoy an outing to Kryal Castle. Delight them with visits to the Ballarat Bird World or the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Or have a quiet time at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens or Lake Wendouree.

Include a trip to Melbourne or Geelong. Alternatively, there is a scenic drive south to the Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles.

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14 Most Popular Attractions in Ballarat

1. Ballarat Wildlife Park

  • Adults $31, Children $17,5
  • (03) 5333 5933
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park, Ballarat East VIC, Australia
  • Sun to Sat 9:00am-5:30 pm
  • 2

2. Sovereign Hill

  • Adult $55.50, Child (5-15 yrs) $25
  • 61 3 5337 1199
  • Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Golden Point VIC, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm; Christmas & DST: Daily 10am-5pm
  • 4

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3. Ballarat Botanical Gardens

  • $5 per head
  • 61 3 5320 5135
  • Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies St N, N Ballarat VIC, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • 2

4. Kryal Castle

  • Adults $31.00, Children $19
  • 61 3 5334 8500
  • Kryal Castle, Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek VIC, Australia
  • Weekends: The Adventure Park; Gazetted Victorian School Holidays and Public Holidays: 10am-4pm

5. Ballarat Bird World

  • Adults $24, Children free
  • 03 53413843
  • Ballarat Bird World, Eddy Avenue, Mount Helen VIC, Australia
  • Daily 10.00am-5.00pm

6. Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

  • Adult $12, Children $8
  • 1800 287 113
  • The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Stawell Street South, Ballarat Central VIC, Australia
  • Daily 10.00am-5.00pm
  • 1

7. Lake Wendouree

  • Free
  • (03) 5320 7444
  • Lake Wendouree VIC 3350, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

8. The Gold Museum

  • Adults $12,5, Children $6,60
  • 03-5337 1107
  • The Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat Central VIC, Australia
  • Daily 9.30am-5.30pm

9. Ballarat Tramway Museum

  • Adult $4, Children $2, All-day ticket $8
  • 61 3 5334 1580
  • Ballarat Tramway Museum, Ballarat Central, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily

10. The Amazing Mill Markets Ballarat

  • Free
  • The Amazing Mill Markets - Ballarat, Warrenheip, Victoria, Australia
  • Daily 10am-pm

11. Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

  • Free
  • Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Carlton Street, Lake Wendouree VIC, Australia
  • Opens 24 hours
  • 1

12. Arch of Victory

  • Free
  • Arch of Victory, Alfredton VIC, Australia
  • Opens daily

13. Art Gallery of Ballarat

  • Depends on event
  • 61 3 5320 5858
  • Art Gallery of Ballarat, Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm

14. Bridge Mall Farmers Market

  • Free
  • Bridge Mall Farmers Market, Bridge Mall, Ballarat Central VIC, Australia
  • Sat 9am-1pm

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