Discover the riches of the Goldfields. See some major attractions, catch some exhibitions at some of Australia's best regional art galleries, or try some retail therapy at specialty shops in the area. Explore villages, indulge your taste buds with fresh food and boutique wines and explore this fascinating area that is rich in history.
You could say we tasted the family-friendly side of Ballarat on a busy and fullfilling weekend, complete with great food, smiley service, a family-friendly environment and topped off with an ace pizza joint!
Here's our round-up of cafes and restaurants where you'll be happy laze and graze at...with kids in toe!
If you're packing up and heading away and your destination is Ballarat (or close by) put Kryal Castle on your radar - just one hour from Melbourne!
Following a major redevelopment, the new Kryal Castle recreates a legendary land of myth, magical and medieval adventure. The Adventure Park reopened on 2 March, 2013.
In this fantasy based medieval castle, visitors are enchanted by knights, dragons, wizards, kings, queens, princesses and fairies – and feel as if they have entered a unique and magical place!