12 Unusually Fun Things to Do in Ballarat


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Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. You'll see a wide variety of plant species, including rare and exotic plants.

Explore the Ballarat Botanical Gardens


Step back in time and experience life as it was during the gold rush era. You can pan for gold, ride in a horse-drawn carriage, and watch blacksmiths at work.

Visit Sovereign Hill


Experience the city's haunted history and hear spooky stories about the ghosts that still haunt the streets.

Go on a ghost tour


Explore the medieval-style castle and watch knights battle it out in the arena.

Visit Kryal Castle


Get up close and personal with some of Australia's most iconic animals, including kangaroos, koalas, and crocodiles.

Check out the Ballarat Wildlife Park


Enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air as you cycle along the picturesque river.

Take a bike ride along the Yarrowee River Trail


Pack a picnic lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon by the lake, surrounded by stunning views.

Have a picnic at Lake Wendouree


Check out the gallery's impressive collection of Australian art, including works by famous artists like Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts.

Visit the Art Gallery of Ballarat


See the stars like never before and learn about the mysteries of the universe.

Take a tour of the Ballarat Observatory


Visit some of the region's top wineries and taste the delicious wines that Ballarat is famous for.

Go on a winery tour


Take a glassblowing class and create your very own masterpiece to take home as a souvenir.

Try your hand at glassblowing


See the city from a different perspective and take in the stunning views from high above.

Take a hot air balloon ride


No matter what your interests, Ballarat has something for everyone. With so many fun and unusual things to do, you're sure to have an unforgettable trip to this charming city.

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