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Art Gallery Of Ballarat

The Art Gallery of Ballarat operates as a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee of which the Ballarat City Council is the sole shareholder. It is governed by an eleven member Board of Directors who are directly responsible for the Gallery’s day-to-day operations.

Sovereign Hill

A day at Sovereign Hill is a day filled with fun and adventure. Discover all the action and excitement of life as it was in 1850s Ballarat during the greatest alluvial gold rush the world has ever seen.


Ballarat Wildlife & Reptile Park

We are a family business, which strives to give the best interactive experience with some of Australia’s most unique animals.

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Moon & Mountain - Modern Asian

Moon & Mountain is a modern Asian eatery and bar with an Australian twist - where flavours of the East meet drinks of the West. We're ready when you are. Eat informally. Kitchen closes at 10pm Functions & Private Dining Available
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The Forge Pizzeria

Our grandfather Frank was a well-known Blacksmith in the Ballarat region, and at the heart of a Blacksmith’s shop is a fire they call the Forge.  With a combination of the fire, great skill and plenty of hard work, great things are created.  Take a look at our wood fire oven and you’ll know why we are “The Forge”.


Meigas; Traditional Spanish Cuisine

Traditional Spanish Cuisine, Tapas & Wine Bar, Delicatessen
North Britian

North Britain Hotel

Your host Peter Burton welcomes you to this cosy corner hotel where you can enjoy fine food and wine in a true old fashioned English pub atmosphere.

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Kambei Japanese

15 years ago we looked for a Japanese restaurant in Ballarat with authentic, traditional food and a great atmosphere.

Drink Coffee in Ballarat

The Local2

The Local

A beautiful little cafe.
Coffee Supreme.
Calmer Sutra chai tea. 
Grounded Pleasure hot chocolate



L'espresso is a bustling, stylish cafe, bar and restaurant with great atmosphere, excellent quality food, coffee, cakes and gelati all made on the premises

Grown-Up Drinks in Ballarat

Mitchell Harris

Mitchell Harris Wines

In the heart of the city of Ballarat, the Mitchell Harris team are sharing the great wines and stories of Western Victoria in our cellar door and wine bar. Along with the Mitchell Harris Wines range, the wine bar is a delicious gateway to the wines of our surrounding regions in Central and Western Victoria, including the Pyrenees, Grampians and Macedon.

The Mallow

The Mallow Hotel

The Mallow is located at 18–20 Skipton Street, Ballarat, just south of the centre of town where Armstrong Street curves into Skipton. We’re a cosy & friendly local pub, serving up regional Victoria’s biggest selection of craft beer on tap, & our wine list is packed full of tasty local drops.

Hop Temple

Hop Temple

Hop Temple is Ballarat's most elusive bar hidden down an iconic Ballarat laneway. Hop will be the place to eat, drink and socialise.

Events in Ballarat

Visit Ballarat

Visit Ballarat

For further info on Ballarat events and festivals visit their website.