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The walk around the Ballarat railway station will reveal is it's beautiful victorian grandeur, many... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Simon S
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Ballarat, Australia
Fascinating Merge of the past and present.

I was shown around this building by a local historian and had to admit I was fascinated. Like a lot... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2018
telecaster1000
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Warrnambool, Australia
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

The walk around the Ballarat railway station will reveal is it's beautiful victorian grandeur, many travellers miss the ornate 'Egyptian' pillars and the almost original cafe. Best place for a sandwich, I drop in for a latte and a sandwich as do the local taxi...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Simon S
Reviewed December 18, 2018

I was shown around this building by a local historian and had to admit I was fascinated. Like a lot of buildings in Ballarat they seem to have kept most of the original. It is worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank telecaster1000
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Travelled from Melbourne by train to Ballarat. Very comfortable trains and heaps of information available when arriving In Ballarat Of what to do and see

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Convenient, well staffed & the tea rooms are a history lesson. Clean and modern bathrooms, which are a must.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The Station Stands as a reminder of the wealth and importance Ballarat and Railway travel once held. The imposing White tower would have been a beacon like structure in the 1800s. The Station Cafe serves a good range of fast food and more importantly,... Great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Apart from some obvious modifications this place looks like I imagine it might have done so 100+ years ago. I loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

It is massive but maintains the character, the heritage, the sense of Wealth of the Gold Rush. We met a Visitor travelling up from Melbourne. All was easy. Worth a visit here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Great please to see while in Ballarat. As are all the wonderful buildings in this town. Just sitting watching the trains on the old station is a delight

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Therese H
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We came here by train but it wasn't until we came back on a walking tour that we got more information about the station. It is one of only about 3 covered stations left in Australia as most others were "modernised" at some point. A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Built in the mid-1800's the public areas of this station appear to be in pretty good nick. It is, after all, an old station and will lose its charm if everything is modernised. The old pedestrian bridge across the tracks is an interesting relic of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Hi David You could try the railway station or the Ballarat Historical Society Hope this assists Paul
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