Located 112km west of Melbourne, Ballart is the third largest city in Victoria and well known for gold. It was found in 1851 when the biggest alluvial gold rush in the world began at Canadian Creek, attracting prospectors from all over the world.
Although the gold rush ends at the beginning of 20th Century, but the history remains. Take a walk around the city, now rich in both culture and heritage, and take in the graceful and timeless architecture. A short walk will bring the Eureka spirit alive and allow you to trace Ballarat’s golden past.
Visitors can see a $150,000 gold pour, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and watch street performers, including the Redcoat Soldiers who march and drill before firing their muskets. For the adventurous, there are underground mine tours with an inclined tramway ride.