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Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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Ballarat Central City Motor Inn
Ballarat Central City Motor Inn
8.7 Excellent
16 Victoria Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 461 reviews
8.7

This comfortable motel in Ballarat offers free wireless internet, as well as an indoor pool and luggage storage. It is ideally located for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

Ballarat Premier Apartments
Ballarat Premier Apartments
9.2 Excellent
Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 608 reviews
9.2

Ballarat Premier Apartments offers a Victorian setting while in Ballarat. It is close to Sturt Street Gardens, eateries and shops.

BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park
BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park
8.5 Excellent
Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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6.7 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 172 reviews
8.5

Located in Ballarat, BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park provides free wireless internet and a gym. It also offers an indoor pool, a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar
Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar
8.9 Excellent
18 Doveton Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 515 reviews
8.9

Oscars Hotel and Cafe Bar is located in Ballarat and is close to nearby attractions, such as University Of Ballarat and Sturt Street Gardens. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Snake Valley Hotel
Snake Valley Hotel
8.1 Excellent
886 Linton Carngham Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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23.8 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 123 reviews
8.1

Snake Valley Hotel offers a comfortable setting in Snake Valley and has a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and complimentary private parking on-site. It also provides a garden and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Seymours On Lydiard
Seymours On Lydiard
8.6 Excellent
Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.5 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 735 reviews
8.6

Seymours on Lydiard offers a modern setting when in Ballarat. The various amenities this stylish hotel features include luggage storage, a tour desk and meeting rooms.

Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat
Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat
8.2 Excellent
1759 Sturt Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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4.2 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 598 reviews
8.2

Ambassador Motor Inn is located in Ballarat and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers a designated smoking area and an outdoor pool.

Begonia City Motor Inn
Begonia City Motor Inn
8.3 Excellent
244 Albert Street, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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4.1 km from city centre, Ballarat 
ExcellentBased on 1,345 reviews
8.3

Modern and cosy, Begonia City Motor Inn is situated in Ballarat and provides free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. It is a 10-minute drive from the Sovereign Hill and has on-site parking.

Ballarat Central Bed and Breakfast
Ballarat Central Bed and Breakfast
202 Dawson Street South, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Ballarat 

Located amongst a variety of tourist attractions, boutiques and restaurants, Ballarat Central Bed & Breakfast is ideal for guests wanting to explore Ballarat and its surroundings. It is situated a brief stroll from University Of Ballarat and Sturt Street Gardens.

Barkly Motorlodge
Barkly Motorlodge
7.4 Good
43 Main Road, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
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1.5 km from city centre, Ballarat 
GoodBased on 922 reviews
7.4

Located in Ballarat, Barkly Motorlodge is an easy drive from Lake Wendouree and provides free public parking on site. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free wireless internet during their stay.

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Average price in Ballarat:$115/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$51/night
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Most expensive day:Saturday
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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

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 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.

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    Mercure Ballarat - Hotel & Convention Centre, rated with a score of 8.2 from 1,200 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Ballarat. Other top stays include Rooms at Carboni's, with an average rating of 7.7 from 231 reviewers, and Best Western PLUS Ballarat Suites, with a score of 9.0 from 541 reviewers.