Towns and Activities - Ballarat

The Eastern Station Hotel – Ballarat Backpackers Hostel is part of Ballarat History, built in 1862. The hotel is within three to four blocks of the central business district offering fine eating places, shopping and some popular antique outlets. Close to bus stops and the train station. Renovated in the year 2000, to restore some of the former beauty of the 1800s the hotel boasts eight picturesque bedrooms, communal area with digital TV, and 2 communal bathrooms on the first floor.  It also contains a fully equipped kitchenette, which includes toaster, kettle, microwave, oven/cooktop, full size fridge, crockery & cutlery. The Eastern Station offers a great location at a great price.

History Lives in Ballarat. Visit Ballarat, where local attractions and hidden gems deliver an array of unexpected delights.

Explore the great outdoors on our extensive cycle paths, mountain biking and city walking trails. Discover gold at Sovereign Hill, or learn about native flora in the botanic gardens or experience hand feeding a Kangaroo at the Ballarat Wildlife and Reptile Park

Delve into an array of stylish restaurants, bars and shops brimming with local produce and wine and chat to local winemakers at their cellar door. At night, come alive to a city with a vibrant entertainment scene for all tastes.

There's something for everyone in Ballarat.

Ballarat Pass

Ballarat Regional Tourism is offering discounted

admission to two of Ballarat's most popular tourist                          
attractions; Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Wildlife Park with the new 'Ballarat Pass'.



The Ballarat Pass has three ticket types

Adult - $83

Child - $44

Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children) - $220

This is a 15% saving on entry to Sovereign Hill, Kryal Castle and Ballarat Wildlife Park.


The 'Ballarat Pass' also includes a coupon with discounts at:

Ballarat Ghost Tours 10% discount on tours

Goldrush Mini Golf  20% discount on a round of golf

Blood on the Southern Cross  10% discount (show only)

The Tangled Maze  Pay for one entry get 50% off second entry

Bird World  10% discount on entry

Art Gallery of Ballarat (free entry) 10% discount at gallery shop and for ticketed exhibitions

Arts in Ballarat

Ballarat and its historic villages are home to one of Australia’s most vibrant and diverse arts scenes. From colonial masterpieces to cutting edge modern.

Recreation in Ballarat

From bike rides and tennis to swimming and golfing Ballarat offers an array of recreational activities for all to enjoy.

Ballarat Precincts

Explore the distinct character of each precinct and its many delights.

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