Visit Ballarat Blog

Subscribe to Email Updates

plate up

Serving up Ballarat on a plate

A FIVE-course edible weed feast, a top-secret Dinner in the Dark, and Sugar Republic’s pop-up Aussie milk bar are all on the menu at this year’s Plate...

Insider

Below the surface: Natalie Dickinson

MEET Ballarat social media influencer and new Visit Ballarat brand ambassador Natalie Dickinson.

Pyrenees

Autumn racing in Avoca

JOIN the Avoca Shire Turf Club as it celebrates autumn racing against the picturesque backdrop of the Pyrenees ranges.

News

Introducing Unearth

VISIT Ballarat's new seasonal publication, Unearth, is the source of inspiration for curious individuals, couples and families looking for a day, week...

See + Do

What's on this Labour Day long weekend in Ballarat

FOOTBALL, flowers and family fun are all on the cards in Ballarat this Labour Day long weekend. 

See + Do

Your Ballarat Begonia Festival itinerary

THERE'S a lot you can do at this year’s Ballarat Begonia Festival and here’s our recommendations to make a weekend of it.

See + Do

The story behind the Ballarat Begonia Festival

DISCOVERED in Peru and Bolivia in 1864 by Englishman Richard Pierce, the beautiful begonia was transported back to Britain where it was rapidly hybrid...

See + Do

Four ways to explore the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

THERE'S more to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens than simply flowers and trees. Here are four ways to properly explore all that this local gem has to of...

Eat and drink News See + Do

The newest additions to Ballarat's food scene

A NEW year brings with it some new and very exciting arrivals in the Ballarat hospitality world. Think deluxe fried chicken, think artisan pies, think...

See + Do

Five things you didn't know about the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

THE Ballarat Botanical Gardens are a wonder in their own right, glowing with vivid florals, rich history and stunning surrounds. But there's much more...