We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lydiard Street

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 69 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Historical buildings

A good show of architecture from the 1850 to 1890 era. Most have been well maintained. The street is well know as the back drop for the Dr Blake mysteries.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Pat M
,
Ballarat, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A good show of architecture from the 1850 to 1890 era. Most have been well maintained. The street is well know as the back drop for the Dr Blake mysteries.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A casual walk along this street, both North and South gives one a look of some of the most beautiful architecture in this country.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A walk down this street shows the visitor just how graceful and prosperous Ballarat became in a very short time thanks to the gold rush. The street is lined with beautiful, graceful and elegant buildings. Certainly worth a stroll.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Plenty of well restored buildings. Loved the Regency theatre as it was amazing inside and the movies were great to watch in the small rooms..recommend a movie night!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Go back in time and recognise many of the scenes in the Dr Blake series. The Old Colonists Club, George Hotel the Atr deco Reget theatre and foyer, Mining Exchange and the alley ways.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed at George Hotel overnight. We booked the hotel 2 months ago..On checking in, the hotel is central, clean and close to amenities. Then during the night after 10 pm, we heard loud music..It was so loud and it continued until 3 in the morning. Hence, no sleep at all. The noise came from a disco directly opposite the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Camperdown
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Lydiard Street has a number of beautiful heritage buildings. The one I really love is Craigs Hotel. If you haven't been inside, then you need to go in for a coffee or a lunch in the conservatory room. The food is first class and I took my sister for a special dinner one night and we were very pleased with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hawthorn
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you appreciate Victorian Era architecture you must take a stroll down this street. To really appreciate it, figure about 2 hours to take in all the buildings. Plus dont miss walking down the other streets such as Strut and Camp.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
117 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I work in Ballarat near Lydiard street and I enjoy walking it every day and marveling at the buikdings and their unique architecture

Was this review helpful? Yes
Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Pick up a brochure at the tourist information and walk the length of the street. Beautifully preserved buildings.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lydiard Street also viewed

 

Been to Lydiard Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lydiard Street

Address: Address: Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lydiard Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?