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The third largest city in Victoria, Ballarat is popular across the world for its gold rush. The city with a rich cultural heritage attracts million of tourists from all over the world. The Gold Rush that began in 1851 contributes a lot to the city’s popularity and its cultural appeal. The city, even after so many years, has finely preserved its rich gold heritage in varied forms. Ballarat tourist attractions truly reflect the gold heritage and the rich cultural appeal of the city. The Ballarat attractions include spectacular fountains, rich buildings, and other historical attractions.

Top Ballarat Tourist Attractions

Ballarat, the culturally rich city, is home to a range of historic attractions. This city in Victoria is one of the popular tourist destinations in the world. The city boasts of an extensive range of museums reflecting the rich cultural past of the city, galleries offering an insight to the city’s art history, and parks and gardens featuring wonderful sights of nature. Here is a look at some of the popular Ballarat tourist attractions -

Ballarat Aviation Museum

The Ballarat Aviation Museum is one of the most popular attractions in the city of Ballarat. This museum is famous for exhibiting a rare collection of engines, wartime relics, and flying aircraft along with other equipments. These rare collection ranges from the period of 1920s till today.



Conatct details Sunraysia Highway, Ballarat

Ballarat Bird World

The Ballarat Bird World is best-known for being home to Australia’s native birds and plant life. The bird world boasts of an extensive display of Australian birds as well as birds from foreign countries. This Ballarat attraction is also famous for featuring a tree top deck area where you can spend time with the native birds for company. You can also take a walk down the large flight aviary. The bird world also features a café where you can sit for a light meal or a coffee.

Contact details 408 Eddy Avenue, MT HELEN
Tel: (03) 5341 3843

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

The Ballarat fine art gallery is a famous Ballarat attraction. This is famous for being the first provincial Art Gallery that is home to the authentic Eureka Flag. The museum is also famous for housing the largest collection of Australian art in regional Australia.

Contact details
Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat 3350
Tel: ((03) 5320 5858

Ballarat Wildlife & Reptile Park

The Ballarat wildlife and reptile park is spread over 16 acres of beautiful land. This park is famous for being home to an extensive range of wildlife. While on a visit at this park, you can get close with kangaroos, emus, koalas, and other native animals. You can roam in and around the park and enjoy the pleasant ambience of the park.

Contact details Cnr Fussell & York St,
Ballarat East 3350
Tel: (03) 53 335933

Blood on the Southern Cross

The Blood on the Southern Cross is another popular attraction in Ballarat. This attraction is famous for its magnificent light and sound show. This show tells the story of Eureka rebellion—in which the miners of Ballarat took up arms against the colonial administration on the goldfields of Ballarat in December 1854.

Contact details
Bradshaw St, Ballarat 3350
Tel: (03) 5337 1199

Gold Museum

The gold museum is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ballarat. The Gold museum seeks to replicate the Gold Rush era of Ballarat. While on a visit to the museum, you can get to see the extensive collection of gold nugget, ornaments, coins, and alluvial deposit. The museum also highlights the display of famous Jessicva and Paul Simon collection of gold coins.

Contact details
Bradshaw St, Ballarat 3350,
Tel: (03) 5337 1107

Kryal Castle

The Kryal Castle is a popular Ballarat tourist destination that takes you back to the era of medieval history. The castle is famous for being home to live re-enactments and other attractions. The attractions in the Kryal Castle include arms and amour, art gallery, comical cemetery, maze, the magic theater, and the licensed tavern. The castle is also popular for housing historical exhibits. You can also stop for a light meal at the eateries in the attraction.

Contact details
Forbes Rd, Warrenheip 3351
Tel: (03) 53 347388

Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill is considered as the most admired attraction in Ballarat. This is famous for highlighting the history of Ballarat after the gold discovery in 1851. This attraction is sure to introduce you to the history of Australia. While on a visit to the Sovereign hill, you will travel back to 19th century era. Soveriegn Hill is a outdoor museum that perfectly re-creates for you the time of 1850s.

Contact details
Bradshaw St, Ballarat 3350
Tel: (03) 5337 1100

Springmount Pottery

A gallery situated in a natural setting, the Springmount pottery holds a considerable rate of appeal with the tourists. This particular gallery in Ballarat features an extensive display of Ashware, jewelry, and antiques collection along with the ever-popular Springmount range. The museum specializes in the collection of Australian ceramics.

Contact details
Midland Highway Creswick 3363
Tel: (03) 5345 2856

Her Majesty's Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theater is one of the most popular tourist spot in Ballarat. This theater is one of the historical theaters in Australia that regularly stages various performing arts. This theater is considered as the most popular performing arts center in Balllarat. Her Majsety’s Theater is one theater in Australia that is continuously being used as a live theater venue. The theater is famous for featuring state - of - the - art lighting and sound facilities.

Contact details 17 Lydiard St
Ballarat central

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ballarat. The botanical garden is a great place of family entertainment. The 40-acre garden is home to marble statues and other various attractions. This garden is located on the western shore of Lake Wendouree.

Contact details The Robert Clark Centre
Ballarat Botanical Gardens
PO Box 655
Ballarat
VIC 3353
Tel: +61 3 53205 135

Ballarat tourist attractions offer the visitors to the city with a lot of things to do and see that would never leave any dull moment for them.




Contact details
408 Eddy Avenue, MT HELEN
Tel: (03) 5341 3843

  • Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
    The Ballarat fine art gallery is a famous Ballarat attraction. This is famous for being the first provincial Art Gallery that is home to the authentic Eureka Flag. The museum is also famous for housing the largest collection of Australian art in regional Australia.

    Contact Details
    Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat 3350
    Tel: ((03) 5320 5858

  • Ballarat Wildlife & Reptile Park
    The Ballarat wildlife and reptile park is spread over 16 acres of beautiful land. This park is famous for being home to an extensive range of wildlife. While on a visit at this park, you can get close with kangaroos, emus, koalas, and other native animals. You can roam in and around the park and enjoy the pleasant ambience of the park.

    Contact Details
    Cnr Fussell & York St,
    Ballarat East 3350
    Tel: (03) 53 335933

  • Blood on the Southern Cross
    The Blood on the Southern Cross is another popular attraction in Ballarat. This attraction is famous for its magnificent light and sound show. This show tells the story of Eureka rebellion—in which the miners of Ballarat took up arms against the colonial administration on the goldfields of Ballarat in December 1854.

    Contact Details
    Bradshaw St, Ballarat 3350
    Tel: (03) 5337 1199

  • Gold Museum
    The gold museum is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ballarat. The Gold museum seeks to replicate the Gold Rush era of Ballarat. While on a visit to the museum, you can get to see the extensive collection of gold nugget, ornaments, coins, and alluvial deposit. The museum also highlights the display of famous Jessicva and Paul Simon collection of gold coins.

    Contact Details
    Bradshaw St, Ballarat 3350,
    Tel: (03) 5337 1107

  • Kryal Castle
    The Kryal Castle is a popular Ballarat tourist destination that takes you back to the era of medieval history. The castle is famous for being home to live re-enactments and other attractions. The attractions in the Kryal Castle include arms and amour, art gallery, comical cemetery, maze, the magic theater, and the licensed tavern. The castle is also popular for housing historical exhibits. You can also stop for a light meal at the eateries in the attraction.

    Contact Details
    Forbes Rd, Warrenheip 3351
    Tel: (03) 53 347388

  • Sovereign Hill
    Sovereign Hill is considered as the most admired attraction in Ballarat. This is famous for highlighting the history of Ballarat after the gold discovery in 1851. This attraction is sure to introduce you to the history of Australia. While on a visit to the Sovereign hill, you will travel back to 19th century era. Soveriegn Hill is a outdoor museum that perfectly re-creates for you the time of 1850s.

    Contact Details
    Bradshaw St, Ballarat 3350
    Tel: (03) 5337 1100

  • Springmount Pottery
    A gallery situated in a natural setting, the Springmount pottery holds a considerable rate of appeal with the tourists. This particular gallery in Ballarat features an extensive display of Ashware, jewelry, and antiques collection along with the ever-popular Springmount range. The museum specializes in the collection of Australian ceramics.

    Contact Details
    Midland Highway Creswick 3363
    Tel: (03) 5345 2856

  • Her Majesty's Theatre
    Her Majesty’s Theater is one of the most popular tourist spot in Ballarat. This theater is one of the historical theaters in Australia that regularly stages various performing arts. This theater is considered as the most popular performing arts center in Balllarat. Her Majsety’s Theater is one theater in Australia that is continuously being used as a live theater venue. The theater is famous for featuring state - of - the - art lighting and sound facilities.

    Contact Details
    17 Lydiard St
    Ballarat central

  • Ballarat Botanical Gardens
    The Ballarat Botanical Gardens is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ballarat. The botanical garden is a great place of family entertainment. The 40-acre garden is home to marble statues and other various attractions. This garden is located on the western shore of Lake Wendouree.

    Contact Details
    The Robert Clark Centre
    Ballarat Botanical Gardens
    PO Box 655
    Ballarat
    VIC 3353
    Tel: +61 3 53205 135

    Ballarat tourist attractions offer the visitors to the city with a lot of things to do and see that would never leave any dull moment for them.



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    Last updated on 1/11/2010
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