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.

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Avenue of Honour

The Ballarat Avenue of Honour is significant as the earliest known memorial avenue to have been planted in Victoria, and appears to have stimulated similar plantings throughout Victoria in the years 1917 to 1921.

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Bird World

With over two hundred Australian and overseas Birds to see. It is a rare chance for Australian and overseas visitors to see the colors of Australian bird life.

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Aviation Museum

A truly unique collection of flying aircraft, engines, wartime relics and equipment from the 1920s to the present day.

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Tramway Museum

Travel on part of Ballarat’s living history.

Take a ride on one of the 90 year old trams, which provided Ballarat’s main form of passenger service until 1971. The vintage tram ride covers 1.3km of original line through the beautiful Botanical Gardens by the western side of the tranquil Lake Wendouree and takes about 20 minutes.

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Her Majesty’s Theatre

Her Majesty’s has been a central part of the cultural life of Ballarat since it first opened its doors in 1875. Australia’s best preserved theatre building, it has been continuously used as Ballarat’s home of live performance ever since. It has been owned and operated by the City of Ballarat since 1987 and functions as Ballarat’s performing arts centre.

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Art Galleries

Ballarat and its historic villages are home to one of Australia’s most vibrant and diverse arts scenes.

From colonial masterpieces to cutting edge modernism, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is Australia’s finest regional gallery, an arts experience not to be missed. The region boasts a wide array of arts and culture experiences including live theatre, poetry readings, cinema, writers’ workshops, singing competitions, an abundance of small galleries and local craft shops, and much more.

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Gold Museum

The Gold Museum extends Sovereign Hill’s story of Ballarat – a majestic provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s.

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M.A.D.E Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

With the evocative Eureka Flag as its centrepiece, M.A.D.E’s interactive and immersive exhibitions will explore the evolution and the future of democracy – looking at culture, civics, history and citizenship.