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“A Great View” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Hill Lookout

Black Hill Lookout
Black Hill Lookout rd, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #19 of 19 Attractions in Ballarat
Type: Landmarks
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A Great View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is certainly worth the climb up the track to view Ballarat and surrounding area, but you can also drive up to the lookout.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Ballarat, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“View is good. Surroundings very average.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Go for the view but don't expect anything else. Limited parking, and very average surroundings. Neglected area.

Visited October 2013
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Ballarat, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Views over Stawell.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The local gold mine and the council have aspirations to pull this hill down. Which would be a pity because on a bad day, when the nonsense that goes on around here just gets too much, you can drive up to the top of the hill and hold the whole town in your hands and suddenly it all seems to make sense.

Visited September 2013
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Not much to look at but heaps to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This Lookout is a bit the worse for wear but it does give a great overview of the geography of Ballarat and it is not hard to see why the lake dried out completely in the most recent drought.

Visited October 2013
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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lookout closed to traffic and limited foot access”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The lookout has been closed to vehicle traffic since a few cracks appeared in the road surface. Pedestrian access is limited as well. there is graffiti and rubbish everywhere. Not a good place to go.

Visited July 2013
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