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Lydiard Street

Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Ballarat
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

evidence of lots of work by the people and council to preserve this and many other streets in this beautiful example of an early goldrush city.

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Ballarat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Many historical buildings have been preserved in Lydiard Street and the street is often the location for filming of historical and period productions as well as local events. We loved the Rockabilly Festival with displays and street dancing from the rock 'n roll era. It is also featured in the Ballarat Heritage weekend.

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Belmont, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The beautiful Historic old buildings so well maintained and utilized by current day businesses was encouraging. We did a Walking tour with Andrew Sharpe which was just fascinating - his knowledge is 2nd to none. I love to learn the History of our Unique Cities and towns - so many 'characters' went before us!!!

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Situated in the heart of Ballarat. There are 34 great heritage listed historic buildings to see along this strip. The George hotel, Her majesty's theatre, the former post office building and banks, just to name a few. Download a PDF from the visit Ballarat website for a full list and map. Don't forget to visit the information centre located just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Full of restored and maintained buildings from the gold rush days. Contained the restored George Hotel and her majesty's theatre.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you're in Ballarat, seeing this part of the street is definitely worth it, but it's only one block of buildings that is really stand out. A very good, maybe even excellent thing to see, but you'll be done with it very quickly.

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Launceston, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The buildings have not changed and look so grand. This town would have been very wealthy in its time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

A really majestic old street with some lovely examples of colonial architecture. The north side once you cross Sturt street is best. Over Mair st there is also some quaint old places (the block after crossing the train tracks on the left hand side of the street) we are off the historic Webster st so stay tuned! :) Julie

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We went to the Visitor Centre which is in Lydiard Street in the centre of Ballarat, where we were given a Heritage walks booklet. We then started at the lovely old railway station and walked the length of Lydiard Street which is only three short blocks. Practically every building on both sides of the street is original. The brochure explained... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

good to see heritage buildings but very hard to photograph with all the wires etc Ballarat is a must for enjoying the goldfields of yesteryear, in Victoria. Some tend to overlook that NSW was a great producer of gold, but not huge nuggets.

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