The gold mining town of Ballarat attracts over 2 million tourists each year. The economic boom brought about by gold mining around 80 years back has transformed the town completely. The mining industry and its success has resulted in an increase in retail stores, shopping complexes and a vibrant hospitality industry. The hospitality industry is quite significant also because of the presence of cultural and heritage buildings which have made the town an important tourist destination in Victoria, Australia.
The city of Ballarat is located on the banks of river Yarrowee, at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, in the state of Victoria. Ballarat has a moderate oceanic climate with an annual rainfall of close to 700 millimeters. The city attracts over two million tourists each year and is famous for places such as the award winning open air museum - the Sovereign Hill.
You can hire a car in Ballarat from the city downtown. You can hire a car to suit your needs, from our wide range of collection. Our services are available at this location from 7 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to Noon on Saturdays and Sundays. We also offer Gold Counter Service at this location.
Ballarat has a host of places for the visitors to explore. Some of the places you must consider visiting in Ballarat are:
- Art Gallery Ballarat
- Sovereign Hill
- Lake Wendouree
- Ballarat Botanical Gardens
- Ballarat Wildlife Park
- Her Majesty's Theatre
- Blood on the Southern Cross
- Australian Ex Prisoners of War Memorial
- Ballarat Tramway Museum
- St Patrick's Cathedral
- Ballarat Old General Cemetary
For a shopping enthusiast, there are several markets held throughout the week which offer great shopping for antiques and other interesting things - the best among the lot is the Pleasant Street Primary Craft market is held on the First Sunday of every month.
Opening hours:Mon-Fri 0700-1700, Sat 0800-1200, Sun 0800-1200
Address:17-19 Albert Street, Sebastopol