Ballarat Tourist Attractions & Things To Do

Our 12 Month Ballarat Event Calendar features the highlights of the year.

Top 5 Rated Ballarat City Attractions*:


Ballarat Attractions

Visit the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre for brochures on the Eureka Trail, Heritage Walking Trail and the Sturt St Sculpture and Coffee Walk. Maps and bike hire available at the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre.

Eureka Flag
One of Australia’s most precious icons, the Eureka Flag is displayed in a purpose-designed gallery in the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.

Prime Ministers Avenue
A series of handcrafted bronze statues of every Prime Minister of Australia graces an avenue of the Botanical Gardens.

Blood On The Southern Cross
This sound and light spectacular is staged Monday to Saturday at Sovereign Hill (nightly during summer). A thrilling event that takes you back to the night of the Eureka uprising. Book for dinner and make an evening of it.

Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
Make a pilgrimage to this dramatic tribute to the sacrifice Australians made when captured by enemy forces. Ballarat’s newest attraction is a memorial of national significance.

Heritage Walking Tour:
Short in duration but long in history, the walk through the heart of historic Ballarat uncovers much of the cities fame and fortune.

Sturt St Sculpture and Coffee Walk:
Take a leisurely stroll along Ballarat’s major Boulevard. Be inspired by our Statues and Heritage then indulge with coffee and cake at one of the many cafes along the way.

Eureka Trail:
Follow in the footsteps of the Government forces ordered to break up the Eureka Stockade.

Gold Trail:
The Ballarat Gold Trail leads you on an absorbing journey through the city and its mining past. Beginning at the Centenary of Gold Discovery Monument in Sturt St, the two-hour self-drive tour visits 16 historical sites, each of which is accompanied by a sign detailing its role in the Gold Rush.


* As rated by Adrenaline and Trip Advisor, August 2017.