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places to visit

As part of our trip down under we will be hiring a car from melbourne and driving to Ballarat to stay with friends. Any suggestions on must see and do's whilst here.. We will be there for 3 days.

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Hi Fudge

A must see is Sovereign hill it is a major tourist attraction it is a gold mining village and it has a sound and light show at night it is very good but dress warm as it can get cold also across the street is the gold mining museum a day trip to Daylsford it has lots of mineral springs

Ballarat, Australia
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While in Ballarat you may like to visit the botanical gardens which are right next to and a part of lake wendouree. Also there is the Eureka Staockade both of these are well known tourist destinations in Ballarat and i am sure if you are visiting friends here they will be able to give you directions to all of the above places although there are plenty of signs to let youy know where to go.

Sydney, Australia
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Sound and light show at Sovereign Hill is a must....prebook well in advance if it coincides with any school hols or weekend. They have a website so if you search for Sovereign Hill you'll get all the details. It took us nearly 2 days to do Sov. Hill and the Gold Museum.

Melbourne, Australia
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So many places...so little time. Fudge the other posters have covered some of the great Ballarat attractions, let me offer a few outside the area. An hour south of B is Geelong, beautiful beachfront area with the restaurants on and around the pier. Not far from Geelong is Torquay, the golf course at Anglesea which has hundreds of resident kangaroos and famous surf beaches like Bells Beach. An hour or two south west are the Grampians, one of the very beautiful natural bush and walking areas in the state.

Also on the way out of the city, you can call in at Scienceworks, left at first exit over the Westgate Bridge and then head on down to Williamstown for lunch, breakfast etc for the nice feed....it only takes an hour from there to Ballarat...nearly all freeway.

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I live in Ballarat and would highly recommend the Art GAllery in Lydiard Street. It has a fantastic collection and it is free!!!

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3 "dead" threads resurrected in 3 days...i know it's easter but c'mon LOL

Ballarat, Australia
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If you want to see some Australian Animals, I would recommended the Ballarat Wild Park


For the last 5 years, we visit this park in Spring Time so my daughter can see and feed the baby joeys

Melbourne, Australia
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for Melbourne, Victoria, Road Trips
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Once again, the original post is over 5 years old.

Melbourne, Australia
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Bad case of deja vu!!

Ballarat, Australia
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Maybe (Topic Closed) Should be added to the subject..

I feel like I just wasted my time helping people that don't really need help.