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.

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

782 Reviews

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

782 Reviews
Get the full experience and book a tour
Recommended
Our most popular tours and activities
Nearby Experiences
Other experiences in Ballarat
Full view
Location
Contact
Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
Get to know the area
Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail - Full day adventure
Day Trips

Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail - Full day adventure

1 review
Cycle the unsealed but gentle gradient 53km trail from Ballarat to Skipton. Meander through the wide open grasslands, eucalypt forests, historic bridges and quaint 19th century villages of Smythesdale, Scarsdale, Linton and Skipton. There are plenty of great places to stop along the way to bird watch and take in the flora and fauna. The Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary will offer sightings of scarlet robins, eastern and crimson rosellas and above the treetops you may spot wedge tailed eagles and kites. Take along a picnic to enjoy at one of the many shelters along the way or enjoy a meal at the cafes and pubs on the route.
$74.67 per adult
782Reviews8Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 523
  • 227
  • 31
  • 1
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Susan A wrote a review Nov 7
Melbourne, Australia77 contributions22 helpful votes
The whole location the floral displays the cleanliness and the well kept statues etc make the visit well worth the time.Then to have the beautiful bird life you may see or meet adds to the experience the children's area is well kept and certainly a place for all the family
Read more
Date of experience: November 2020
Helpful
Share
C... wrote a review Aug 2020
Traralgon, Australia19,000 contributions1,819 helpful votes
+1
This was probably the worst time of year to visit... The winter months make it dark and you focus on the chipped paint in the fernery, the dirty water in the pond, the sequoias that have clearly seen better days. BUT even with those things... this is a pretty special place. There are some really amazing areas in this garden... the Prime Minister Walk, the rotunda, the cottage, the gorgeous statues throughout the park. It would be a great way to introduce children to the beauty of parks by making a game of looking for Winter, Summer, Spring and Autumn statues... and thus at the same time introducing them to art. This park takes you to yesteryear where such things were sought after and we weren't inundated with choices. It's an incredible park and one day I hope to return in Spring to see it at it's best.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
Helpful
Share
#LuckyTasmanian wrote a review Aug 2020
Burnie, Australia141 contributions30 helpful votes
was a great visit and fun day as we both love nature etc great for anyone really that likes nature and gardening all round plesent experance
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
Helpful
Share
Mark R wrote a review Jul 2020
City of Greater Geelong, Australia37 contributions3 helpful votes
These beautifully maintained gardens make for a beautiful walk any day of the week. Spring is the best time to visit and observe flowers in bloom. The large walk through hothouse houses many variety of plants with seating throughout. Across the park is a cafe set in an historic building providing all manner of treats. Highlight of the year is viewing the annual begonias festival. Plan for a visit to this beautiful garden.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
Helpful
Share
Kelsey M wrote a review Jun 2020
3 contributions
Can highly recommend a visit to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Although we visited during a cold winters day it was very pleasant strolling through the gardens and there was plenty of beautiful sculptures and birds to look at.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous