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Beautiful area.

On a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon my friends and I headed up to Black Hill. Two of us hadn't... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2018
telecaster1000
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Warrnambool, Australia
Nightime view over Ballarat.

Took kids to see the lights of Ballarat from the Black Hill lookout. Hadn't been there for a... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Peoniesandtulips
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Ballarat, Australia
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Dec 18, 2018
“Beautiful area.”
Apr 8, 2018
“Nightime view over Ballarat.”
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Black Hill Lookout rd, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Not sure what is so good about this, did not see much at all so not worth the drive up this hill! It was not that high and view was mostly blocked by bushes or trees.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jim0021
Reviewed December 18, 2018

On a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon my friends and I headed up to Black Hill. Two of us hadn't been before and our guide was very enthusiastic. Lots of different length nature walks, from the type that suits a lazy ambler, me, to something...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank telecaster1000
Reviewed June 12, 2018

I often visit the Lookout on walks to take in the scenery and truly appreciate the size and beauty of Ballarat. Recently a lot of work has been done to improve car parking and aesthetics and this has made it a much nicer place to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank P2554HSsamh
BallaratInformation, Visitor services at Black Hill Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi Sam! We really appreciate the views over Ballarat from the lookout, too. It's good to know that the improvements have been noticed. Thanks, Kieren

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Took kids to see the lights of Ballarat from the Black Hill lookout. Hadn't been there for a decade, or more. The boomgate was down after 6pm, so we couldn't park at the lookout, as people could 10 years, so we walked down track to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Peoniesandtulips
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Popped up to Black Hill lookout to take in the scenery and a view over Ballarat. Nice views to be had although it is not too high up. Some of the walking paths are a bit overgrown. But a great view.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank danielsox
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Black Hill Lookout is a good spot to gaze over the city of Ballarat. It is a shame that the trees have grown and a lot of the view is obscured. It is a really interesting place as it has been developed into an area...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Looking at Ballarat from this vantage point takes you back to what it must have been like a hundred or more years ago.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Geoffrey C
Reviewed July 19, 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank TrevorP174
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Just a short drive from the town and the vista opens to reveal great views over Ballarat and the hinterland. It is worth two trips, one each in daylight and another after sunset.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Uhuru6948
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Looming high over the city of Ballarat, the lookout is situated in an old gold diggings area.Views abound in all directions over the city and local ranges. A great view and perspective of the city.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank david w
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