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  1. Sovereign Hill Hotel

    Sovereign Hill Hotel

    Ballarat, 1.6 km to City centre

    8.2

    Very good (224 reviews)

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  2. Ballarat Mid City Motor Inn

    Ballarat Mid City Motor Inn

    Motel

    Ballarat, 0.9 km to City centre

    7.8

    Good (951 reviews)

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  3. Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

    Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

    Ballarat, 1.8 km to City centre

    8.4

    Very good (986 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  4. Barkly Motorlodge

    Barkly Motorlodge

    Motel

    Ballarat, 0.3 km to City centre

    8

    Very good (616 reviews)

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  5. Comfort Inn Main Lead

    Comfort Inn Main Lead

    Ballarat, 1.1 km to City centre

    7.3

    (202 reviews)

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  6. Lake Inn Ballarat

    Lake Inn Ballarat

    Motel

    Ballarat, 2.2 km to City centre

    8.8

    Excellent (329 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  7. Quality Inn & Suites Menzies

    Quality Inn & Suites Menzies

    Motel

    Ballarat, 0.3 km to City centre

    8.8

    Excellent (175 reviews)

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  8. Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn

    Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn

    Motel

    Ballarat, 6.3 km to City centre

    7.5

    Good (708 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  9. Quest Ballarat

    Quest Ballarat

    Serviced Apartment

    Ballarat, 0.9 km to City centre

    8.5

    Excellent (244 reviews)

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  10. The Provincial Ballarat

    The Provincial Ballarat

    Ballarat, 0.8 km to City centre

    9.1

    Excellent (464 reviews)

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  11. Comfort Inn & Suites City Views

    Comfort Inn & Suites City Views

    Motel

    Ballarat, 0.2 km to City centre

    8.7

    Excellent (224 reviews)

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  12. Avenue Motel

    Avenue Motel

    Motel

    Ballarat, 5.8 km to City centre

    7

    (659 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  13. Craig's Royal

    Craig's Royal

    Ballarat, 0.6 km to City centre

    8.7

    Excellent (226 reviews)

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  14. Begonia City Motor Inn

    Begonia City Motor Inn

    Motel

    Ballarat, 4.8 km to City centre

    9

    Excellent (548 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  15. Eureka Lodge Motel

    Eureka Lodge Motel

    Motel

    Ballarat, 2.0 km to City centre

    7.4

    (169 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  16. Seymours On Lydiard

    Seymours On Lydiard

    Motel

    Ballarat, 1.0 km to City centre

    8.9

    Excellent (437 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  17. The Ambassador Motor Inn

    The Ambassador Motor Inn

    Motel

    Ballarat, 5.2 km to City centre

    8.3

    Very good (188 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  18. Ballarat Premier Apartments

    Ballarat Premier Apartments

    Home / Apartment

    Ballarat, 1.1 km to City centre

    9.2

    Excellent (406 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  19. Sovereign Views

    Sovereign Views

    Serviced Apartment

    Ballarat, 1.4 km to City centre

    7.8

    Good (404 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  20. Oscars

    Oscars

    Ballarat, 0.8 km to City centre

    8.5

    Excellent (441 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  21. Sovereign Park Motor Inn

    Sovereign Park Motor Inn

    Motel

    Ballarat, 0.8 km to City centre

    8.8

    Excellent (441 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  22. Cardigan Lodge

    Cardigan Lodge

    Motel

    Ballarat, 10.1 km to City centre

    7.8

    Good (38 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  23. Ballarat Central City Motor Inn

    Ballarat Central City Motor Inn

    Motel

    Ballarat, 0.3 km to City centre

    8.6

    Excellent (274 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  24. Kryal Castle

    Kryal Castle

    Ballarat, 8.2 km to City centre

    8.6

    Excellent (257 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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  25. Victoriana Motor Inn

    Victoriana Motor Inn

    Motel

    Ballarat, 2.2 km to City centre

    8.8

    Excellent (187 reviews)

    Free WiFi

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Hotels in Ballarat

Ballarat: A City of Prosperous Finds


While most of Ballarat’s riches may have already been discovered during the 1850s gold rush, the city is still wealthy with tourist attractions, including historical sites, museums, and its magnificent man-made lake. During your stay, you can dine in a “haunted” hotel, watch a wombat in its natural habitat, or make your way through a recreated gold mining settlement. You may not leave with any gold in your pockets, but this urban city in Victoria, Australia, can provide a wealth of experiences for travellers of all ages.



Sovereign Hill & Other Historical Attractions


One of the most notable aspects of Ballarat’s history is the role it played in the 1850s gold rushes of Australia. After the discovery of gold in the city’s Yarrowee Valley area, the “Ballarat diggings” began, drawing thousands of prospectors. Now, you can witness a live recreation of the city’s gold mining settlements at Sovereign Hill, which has been named Australia’s best “Major Tourist Attraction” three times. Visitors can try their hand at uncovering real gold to keep, or watch as the costumed characters go about their work, including candle makers, a blacksmith, and workers in the confectionery factory. Onsite accommodation is available at the Sovereign Hill Hotel, though there are a number of nearby hotels in Ballarat that are convenient to the attraction as well. If the city’s history continues to pique your interest, take a walk past some of its oldest buildings, including Her Majesty’s Theatre, which was erected in 1875 and is still home to musicals and other performances today, or the majestic Ballarat Town Hall, which was constructed in the early 1870s.



Museums & Galleries Galore


Established in 1884, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest gallery in Australia, as well as its largest regional gallery. It showcases a massive selection of Australian paintings, sculpture, and ceramics, and is home to both historical pieces and contemporary art. Should you wish to take home a piece of Australian art, you can visit the Gallery on Sturt next, a retail art gallery with frequently-changing exhibits and a wide selection of art available for purchase. The city also has a number of popular museums, including The Gold Museum, where you can behold a collection of stunning gold artefacts. There’s also the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (also referred to as “MADE”), which tells the story of Australian democracy through its informative digital exhibits and historic displays, like the Flag of the Southern Cross. MADE is situated at the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade, in which Australian gold miners revolted against the U.K.’s colonial authority.



Spooky Dining Experiences


Ghost tours are a popular attraction in Ballarat, but if you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of a spectre and you’re also feeling a bit hungry, you can skip the walk and go directly to one of the city’s “haunted” eateries. Craig’s Royal Hotel, which opened in 1853, is a popular stop along some of the city’s guided ghost tours, and it’s also home to The Gallery Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual setting. Just keep an eye out the “haunted” portrait of Walter Craig, one of the hotel’s earliest owners, who had a premonition that his horse Nimblefoot would win the 1870 Melbourne Cup after his passing (which turned out to be true!). Another one of the supposedly haunted hotels and eateries in Ballarat is The Eastern Station Hotel, which is said to be haunted by the original owner, Thomas Redshaw Hunt. His ghost is said to be preceded by an odour of tobacco, so whether you’re enjoying a brew in the pub or feel brave enough to stay the night, just beware! Of course, if you prefer to dine without the ghouls, there are plenty of modern gastro pubs in the city, many of which offer inventive menus consisting of regional produce, as well as breweries and wineries featuring locally-crafted beverages.



Lake Wendouree & Australian Wildlife


Ballarat is the third-most populated urban area in the state of Victoria, but that doesn’t mean that it’s without its fair share of open land. In fact, the city is home to Lake Wendouree, a man-made lake that has been an outdoor attraction for residents for more than 150 years. The lake is also known for the fact that it hosted two events in the 1956 Olympics. A number of native bird species dwell within the lake’s reeds and small islands, and you can also observe a beautiful display of fauna at the nearby Botanical Gardens. Lake Wendouree provides ample opportunities for tourists and locals alike to enjoy outdoor activities, including picnicking, walking, running, and cycling. On the lake itself, sailing, rowing, and canoeing are popular as well. If you can’t get enough of the Australian wildlife, you can head to Ballarat Wildlife Park, a conservation centre for animals like kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and crocodiles. The “Crunch” crocodile feeding show is one of the zoo’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing visitors of all ages.

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from ‎AU$65to ‎AU$341