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Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre
8.0 Excellent
613 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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2.2 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,339 reviews
8.0

The hotel is situated in Ballarat and is close to University Of Ballarat. It provides garden views and free Wi-Fi.

Ballarat Lake Inn
8.8 Excellent
1317 Mair Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.3 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 584 reviews
8.8

Ideally located in Ballarat, the motel provides modern accommodation within a short drive of the Ballarat Tramway Museum, the Sovereign Hill and Lake Wendouree. It also offers a coffee bar, a lake and meeting rooms.

Best Western PLUS Ballarat Suites
8.9 Excellent
525 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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2.1 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 596 reviews
8.9

Contemporary in its design, Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites is situated in a popular area of Ballarat. It also offers a 24-hour reception, meeting rooms and a Jacuzzi.

Mid City Ballarat
7.3 Good
19 Doveton Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 
GoodBased on 812 reviews
7.3

Mid City Ballarat is a comfortable base when visiting Ballarat and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Peppinella Motel
7.3 Good
102 Smythes Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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3.7 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 
GoodBased on 72 reviews
7.3

Boasting an outdoor heated pool and a Jacuzzi, Peppinella Motel is located in Ballarat and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a playground, a kids club and luggage storage.

The Provincial Boutique Hotel
6.9 Good
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.2 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 
GoodBased on 4 reviews
6.9

The Provincial Ballarat is a comfortable base when visiting Ballarat and is close to everything the area has to offer. Only a short stroll from Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a refrigerator and a mini bar.

Comfort Inn & Suites City Views
8.3 Excellent
101 Curtis Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.4 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 424 reviews
8.3

Comfort Inn & Suites City Views is situated in Ballarat and is close to the area's tourist attractions. The various facilities this modern hotel features include an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and an indoor pool.

Quality Inn Heritage on Lydiard
8.4 Excellent
15 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0.9 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 353 reviews
8.4

Situated only a brief stroll from Ballarat Railway Station, Quality Inn Heritage on Lydiard provides guests with a convenient base when visiting Ballarat. It has a fitness centre, as well as a rooftop terrace, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

Sovereign Park Motor Inn
8.9 Excellent
223 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.8 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,160 reviews
8.9

Sovereign Park Motor Inn is located in Ballarat and features free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. Its premium amenities include a sauna and a fitness room.

Bell Tower Inn
7.9 Good
1845 Sturt Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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5.2 km from city centre, Ballarat, VIC, Australia 
GoodBased on 782 reviews
7.9

Boasting a heated pool, Bell Tower Inn is located in Ballarat and provides comfortable accommodation. It offers free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and luggage storage.

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About Ballarat

A former 19th-century gold-rush town on the Yarrowee River in Australia, Ballarat still harbours a grand collection of Victorian-era architecture scattered amongst heritage streets, modern art galleries, microbreweries and lavish botanical gardens. Even the city’s main rail station, opened in 1862, ranks as one of the most impressive heritage buildings in the country.

Things to do in Ballarat

The biggest tourist draw in Ballarat is Sovereign Hill, an authentic re-creation of the village during its 1850s gold rush. Like a living-history museum, the simulated township features costumed actors portraying everyday life in a gold-mining community. See the original mine shaft and equipment, go panning for gold, and watch the hourly gold pour.

A walk down Sturt Street reveals numerous sculptures and statues, including Queen Victoria watching over Town Hall and a bandstand commemorating local musicians on the RMS Titanic. Be sure to head over to Lydiard Street for its nostalgic pubs, lively cafes and the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Visit the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, and sample indigenous ingredients at the on-site Saltbush Cafe, including wattleseed, finger lime, mountain pepper and native saltbush leaves.

Enjoy Ballarat’s wild side at the interactive Ballarat Wildlife Park, home to Tasmanian devils, dingoes and tree kangaroos. Lake Wendouree offers trails for hiking and cycling, while Ballarat Botanical Gardens is where to view bronze statues of the Prime Ministers of Australia. A scenic way to get around, ride the authentic vintage tram that runs along the lake to the Ballarat Tramway Museum.

Getting around Ballarat

Ballarat is home to an extensive public transportation network with commuter trains and in-city buses. A free visitor shuttle bus operates from the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre, servicing the main tourist attractions. A free Hopshuttle tourist bus is available on weekends, or you can rent a bike from one of the several bikehire companies.

Facts about staying in Ballarat

  • What is the best place in Ballarat for bars and restaurants?

    If you are in Ballarat and want food and beverages, Ballarat Central is a place with several dining joints that serve meals. You can find Freight Bar and Restaurant along Mair Street, for a plate of Ballarat special and a bottle of beer. Mair Street also has The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill, which serves your choice of roasted meat meals and cocktails. If you want to take your loved ones for dinner, walk along Sturt Street and get a table at Golden City Hotel. Suppose you are looking for accommodation in Ballarat closer to Ballarat Central; Ballarat Central City Motor Inn and Ballarat Premier Apartments are suitable hotels. If you prefer a hotel that serves good meals and cocktails, Oscar’s Hotel & Cafe Bar is among the cheap Ballarat hotels with good service.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Ballarat?

    Things to do in Ballarat depend on how many days you intend to stay in the city. Whether you stay for a while or visit for a few days, do not miss taking the little ones to Livvi's Place Playground, in Newington. Livvi's Place is a playground with children's swings and several other amenities the kids will love. After visiting Livvi's Place, you can take a short drive to Sebastopol and explore Sebastopol Water Play Park. The park has several water activities ranked safe for family events. Prominent Ballarat accommodations with a kid-friendly atmosphere include The Victoriana Motor Inn and Begonia City Motor Inn.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Ballarat?

    Suppose you are in the city and want to know the things to see in Ballarat for a day of fun, visit Sovereign Hill. Sovereign Hill is a popular destination with tourists looking to have a first-hand experience of the gold-mine history of the locals. You can also visit Lake Wendouree, to explore the Ballarat Botanical Gardens Reserve near the lake. If you want a taste of the medieval history of Ballarat, Kryal Museum, at the foot of Mount Warrenheip, has a collection of the medieval art of Ballarat. Accommodation in Ballarat closer to the top tourist sites of the town includes Snake Valley Hotel, Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat and Begonia City Motor Inn, amongst others.

  • What are the best places to stay in Ballarat for culture?

    The things to see in Ballarat depend on how long you want to stay in the city. If time allows and resources are not limited, you can schedule to tour several places for a day of fun and sightseeing. However, if you are on a budget or have limited time to explore the whole of Ballarat, then consider touring Lydiard Street. The street is popular among tourists and has several tourist attraction sites, historical buildings, restaurants and shops. Lydiard Street gives a preview of Ballarat at a glance and allows you to get a clear picture of a day in Australia. You will also be able to learn the culture of the locals, taste some of the local cuisines and fancy the artwork at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Hotels in Ballarat that are close to Lydiard Street include The George Hotel Ballarat, The Provincial Hotel and Seymour’s On Lydiard Motel.

  • What are the best hotels in Ballarat?

    Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre (8.0/10 from 1,339 reviews), Mid City Ballarat (7.3/10 from 812 reviews), and Comfort Inn & Suites City Views (8.3/10 from 424 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Ballarat.