Things To Do in Ballarat

There’s plenty to see and do around Ballarat.

While you’re here, why not take a look at the some of the many attractions.

For a complete guide of Things to do in Ballarat, check out the Visit Ballarat website.

  • All
  • Activities
  • Restaurants
  • Tourist Attractions

Boatshed Restaurant

Boatshed is located on the Lake Wendouree foreshore in the very heart of Ballarat.

The iconic Ballarat restaurant has been a popular eatery by the Lake for almost two decades. In late 2017 Boatshed was refurbished and relaunched for its next phase.


Racers Bar & Cafe

Situated on the corner of historic Webster Street and Lake Wendouree, Racers oozes the charm of a recently revamped racy 1930’s corner shop.


Lake View Hotel

Since 1875, The Lake View Hotel has been an iconic part of Ballarat. Situated on the edge of Lake Wendouree this historical meeting place is the only remaining of 13 hotels that once lined the lake’s banks.

Following recent renovations, the Lake View Hotel is now a stylish and contemporary venue, with strong links to the past, to be enjoyed by many, into the future.

The Lake View is only a short walk from the Lake Inn Motel.


City Oval Hotel

The City Oval Hotel combines elegant surroundings with traditional, welcoming hospitality and fine dining. The modern pub menu in a relaxing restaurant with a range of Beers, Ales, and Wines from around the world served from a traditional pub bar with warm friendly service and honest value.


The Ballarat Yacht Club

Located at the Ballarat Yacht Club “Sails on the Lake” are Ballarat’s only waterfront function centre, restaurant and cafe. Ballarat's ideal venue to enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake, live music, wine and shared plate food on the very edge of beautiful Lake Wendouree.

Mitchell Harris Bar 1 500x360

Mitchell Harris Cellar Door and Wine Shop

This 120 year old former produce store, tentmaker’s store, and workshop has been transformed by Ballarat wine producer Mitchell Harris Wines, providing the full tasting experience right in the heart of Ballarat.

Ghost 500x360

Ballarat Ghost Tours

Eerie Tours invites you to spend an evening exploring the dark and paranormal side of the City of Ballarat… a town steeped in early Australian History.

Regent 500x360

Regent Cinemas

With a total of 6 Mainstream screens (2 of which screen Digital 3D) and 2 Gold Class screens, Regent Cinemas Ballarat offer a wide range of films from Blockbusters and 3D, to quality Showcase (Art-house) films screened both in standard and luxury Gold Class auditoriums.