Visit the Goldfields region
When gold was discovered in Victoria over 150 years ago it left a rich and lasting legacy in almost every town in the Goldfields. Today visitors can tour the majestic Victorian streetscapes of thriving regional cities Bendigo and Ballarat or explore delightful villages such as Maldon, Castlemaine, Heathcote and Dunolly.
Victoria’s largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events, food, brews and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.
With its renowned wineries and exciting restaurant scene, Ballarat is an established foodie destination. Recharge and refuel after a day’s walking at one of the town’s popular eateries, breweries or cafes. The Provincial Hotel’s beautiful dining room Lola is a standout for seasonal, locally sourced dishes and a great wine list . Sip local drops at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar, sample craft beer at Hop Temple or book a table at award winning Underbar.
Dreams of gold
Explore the legacy of the gold rush, still evident in the magnificent architecture and tree-lined streets of the town today. Admire the city’s Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, gardens and statues on a self-guided heritage walk.
Pan for gold and watch the hustle and bustle of an 1850s gold mining settlement at Sovereign Hill. Don’t miss the dramatic AURA sound and light show, which tells the story of the Eureka Rebellion and an Australia transformed by gold.
Out and about
Enjoy the fantastic collection of Australian art at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia’s oldest regional gallery. Catch a show at Her Majesty’s Theatre, originally opened in 1875, and wander through specialty shops stocked with boutique clothing, books, homewares and crafts. Meet native wildlife on a leisurely stroll in a natural bush settling at Ballarat Wildlife Park.
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Luxury in the heart of Ballarat
2 guests1 bedrooms1 beds1 baths
The past has been beautifully preserved at Battista.
The luxury accommodation is a home with some serious soul. It’s dreamy, soft and a safe space to cocoon. Natural light leads the way and the huge windows and vaulted ceilings are breathtaking. Glass walls give an uninterrupted view of the fabric of the old building.
This sprawling property, built by a Master craftsman, overlooks a valley and is a tranquil spot to take a break.
A large open plan living space includes a generous kitchen, large dining table and a light-filled lounge area. A deck wraps around the living area and is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset.
The property is set on a spacious urban block and includes a firepit, fruit trees and an abundant vegetable garden, and plenty of space for the kids to run.
Buninyong ‘Studio’ Retreat
2 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
The studio retreat is a self-contained unit sleeping 2 people. The open plan living and sleeping space includes a queen size bed and a single trundle bed.
Relax in the lounge area overlooking the valley or enjoy a meal on the ground floor deck area. Roam the garden, picking berries and an abundance of fruit. A vegie garden is also available for you to enjoy. This is shared with guests in the main house.
The studio is pet friendly and the enclosed yard is perfect for your dog.