Black Hill Lookout

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Black Hill Lookout
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,988 contributions
Black Hill Lookout is a hill that overlooks Ballarat. It is a tall hill, that gives a fine view out over the city of Ballarat, by day or night. It is easy to access along established paths, which have been upgraded recently.. Black Hill is best known in Ballarat as a venue for downhill racing, by BMX and mountain bikes. By the way, it is wise to stick to the established paths, there are many dangerous abandoned mine shafts in the area.
Written May 7, 2022
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Jude
Torquay, Australia596 contributions
Couples
This lookout is easy to get to, it offers good views of Ballarat. It is primarily a mountain bike trail park with easy to challenging courses. Worth a visit, definitely worth a visit if you love a BMX or mountain bike challenge.
Written January 17, 2021
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Natalie1964
Melbourne3,610 contributions
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I wanted to see Ballarat from Black Hill lookout. Limited parking did not create a problem as it was not busy. It appears some work is being done on the blocked off road previous reviewers have mentioned. The view was good and I took some photos but signage would have made the climb easier.
Written June 11, 2014
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Grace Jim G
Adelaide, Australia10 contributions
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After working your way through the many side streets and not very well signed, gps a great help. We were disappointed with the view, the trees blocked out 3/4 of the surrounding view. The surrounding area has been set up for mountain bikes to ride the tracks, the main carpark has been permanently locked
Written November 26, 2015
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Daz G
Darwin, Australia313 contributions
Family
The black hill lookout will give you a better perceptive of the city and is great at dusk for landscape photography.
Written July 20, 2013
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TrevorP174
Ballarat, Australia37 contributions
Couples
This is an update. the lookout is now open to vehicular traffic. this now is a very good place to view the sights of Ballarat
Written July 19, 2017
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yummy472
Ballarat, Australia210 contributions
Family
A great view of the city. This isn't a place you'd spend allot of time but if you have transport visit to see the city uring the day and the return to see it at night ith all of its lights. It is glorious. If you cannot go twice and have to choose, visit after dark to see amazing lights. You will get some beautiful photoraphs as long as it isn't foggy or misty rain.
Written February 1, 2017
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travellingkiwi255119
Dunedin, New Zealand123 contributions
Couples
The directions on the map we had were a bit vague. Looking at the photos posted on these reviews I don't think we were in the right place. It was pouring with rain, we reached what we thought was the highest point, had a bit of a look and left. Overall we found signage in Ballarat left a bit to be desired!
Written June 10, 2015
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Catherine H
Wendouree48 contributions
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Good to get a good view of Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat area. No cost and easy parking. Whilst it is uphill you can park very close to the highest point, which means if you have difficulty walking you won't have too far to go
Written March 16, 2015
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Alec R
Frankston, Victoria, Australia105 contributions
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We visited this lookout in Dec 2014. The full lookout is not now assessable to car traffic, and has been in this state for a number of years. In the past this lookout was very popular with tour buses and tourists alike, as it provided the best views over a large portion of Ballarat.
The Ballarat council has a lot to answer for in totally neglecting this valuable contribution to Ballarat's attractions. It could be made into a real showpiece, with the reinstatement of picnic tables and upgraded amenities, maybe even a coffee bus at holiday times.
Written December 17, 2014
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