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Beautiful place

Such a great place so calm and sereal, great to just walk around and contemplate, plenty of birds... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Terry L
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Jacobs Well, Australia
Absolutely stunning

Great photo opportunities. So many old buildings to see on walking tour around Ballarat reccomend... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Carol R
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As Ballarat's peak regional tourism marketing and development organisation, Visit Ballarat is a membership based, not-for-profit incorporated association.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

Not calming or resful stuck in between two main street but does add some greenery to the town clentre and somewhere to while way hte lunch hour. No plantings at this time of year though.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lynne A
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Such a great place so calm and sereal, great to just walk around and contemplate, plenty of birds to take your mind off things

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Terry L
BallaratInformation, Volunteer at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback on the gardens. It's nice to hear it can serve as a place for relaxation.

Reviewed October 20, 2018

Great photo opportunities. So many old buildings to see on walking tour around Ballarat reccomend this as so much history in one place

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Carol R
Reviewed June 28, 2018

I just loved walking up and down the street seeing all the buildings, the memorials and gardens. So beautiful

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank andiec704
BallaratInformation, Visitor services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi andiec704! Thank you for taking the time to view the beauty of Sturt Street. It is certainly a sight to behold. Thanks, Kieren

Reviewed May 30, 2018

Like other reviewers, we were more impressed by the facades and buildings. Sturt Street is one of the prettiest streets in Australia with buildings that are still impressive after so many years. Thankfully , most have surprised although you only cringe at some buildings (such...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank RonWamberal
BallaratInformation, visitor services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Hi Ron, Ballarat is fortunate to have such impressive facades and buildings. Quite a few old verandahs have been replaced in more recent times, adding to the ambience. The bank building you refer to was a replacement bank building, built prior to historic overlays being...More

Reviewed May 23, 2018

Sturt street which show cases wonderful buildings, is good for photo opportunities, it has some beautiful garden beds, lovely statues, and pagoda. Christmas time sees this area come alive with wonderful decorations the reindeer's and sleigh is very popular and they also have music playing...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Amanda M
BallaratInformation, visitor services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thanks for your review Amanda M, Sturt Street is definitely one of Ballarat's jewels which continues to be enjoyed and appreciated by visitors and locals alike. Regards, Rosie

Reviewed March 17, 2018

The gardens are not much to speak of but Sturt Street the main thoroughfare of Ballarat is lined with historic buildings with wonderful facades which makes for an excellent stroll filled with magical photographic opportunities. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
BallaratInformation, Visitor Services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

We love our historic facades as well, so pleased you enjoyed them as well. Kind regards, Rosie

Reviewed February 18, 2018

The rotunda is pretty but it is not lit inside at night. Smells like urine. Nice to see or visit when you walk the Sturt St shops.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Daniel H
BallaratInformation, Visitor Services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you for your comments, we will direct your concerns to the City of Ballarat. Kind regards, Rosie

Reviewed January 26, 2018

When in Ballarat, a walk up the Sturt Street gardens is always a delight. Something that is often overlooked and taken for granted by the locals. Great forsight in the 1800's

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Gerald E
BallaratInformation, Visitor Services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Your right, the Sturt Street gardens are a wonderful part of living in Ballarat and today's generations get to enjoy the beautiful trees that grace this space. Kind regards, Rosie

Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Plenty of interest the whole street which show cases wonderful architecture, beautiful garden beds, fabulous statues, along with a band stand and pagoda. Christmas time sees this strip come alive with wonderful decorations but whatever the time of year it is always a site to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Nonapama
BallaratInformation, Visitor Services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you for your kind words about our beautiful main street, Sturt Street. Did you notice the Titanic weathervane atop of the bandstand commemorating that ill-fated voyage? Kind regards, Rosie

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