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The Plate Up Ballarat story

BALLARAT is fast becoming known as the culinary heart of Victoria and it is for this very reason Kate Davis launched Plate Up Ballarat, the May festiv...

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5 things for the kids to do these summer holidays

IF YOU want to keep the kids entertained this summer, Ballarat has school holiday activities to keep you going for days, and days, and days.


Ballarat's newest luxury hotel and restaurant

A NEW luxury boutique hotel and restaurant offering has re-opened the doors of one of Ballarat’s most iconic heritage buildings.

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A two-day festive itinerary

HEADING to Ballarat in the lead up to Christmas? We have the ideal itinerary to guide you along all the city's festive offerings.


A boutique guest house in the heart of Ballarat

LOCATED only a stone's throw from the Ballarat Railway Station, Greenfield Place is a space of calm, charm and delight.


7 reasons to stay at Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments

RECENTLY, I was given the opportunity to stay at the renovated Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments. Here are the reasons I think your next Ballarat stay ...


A free night of Christmas shopping at Sovereign Hill

VISITORS are in for a real treat this month, as Sovereign Hill opens its doors for free as part of its annual Christmas Shopping night.


Weird and wonderful places to stay in Ballarat

IT'S SAFE to say Ballarat is one of the only places in Australia where accommodation options range from a caravan to a castle. Here we give you a list...

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Acclaimed Dutch photographers exhibit in Ballarat exclusive

THE BALLARAT International Foto Biennale (BIFB) has joined forces with one of Ballarat’s most acclaimed accommodation spaces to host a series of exclu...

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Where to find the best vegetarian meals in Ballarat

HERE'S one for the oft-forgotten vegetarians and vegans in the house!