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.
As the name suggests, this sweet little interactive playground has a Indigenous theme throughout and encorporates animals, musical instruments, mosaics and wooden structures.
It's set in a pretty 'natural' setting and holds a lot of interest for littlies.
Just across the road from the stunning Ballarat Botanic Gardens is the ever impressive Lake Wendouree Adventure Playground.
We love this place for sooo many reasons: the flying fox ride, the maze, the swings plus lots of good little pathways for scootering around. And get this; there's a disabled swing too plus loads of nooks and crannies to make any kid deliriously happy. Needless to say, it’s free. The playground is very well constructed and will give a lot to the imagination.
M.A.D.E - Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka is a must do stop off when you're in Ballarat. If M.A.D.E doesn't lure the kids in first, the playground sure will!
(M.A.D.E) is located on the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, and is home to the Eureka Flag. It's a very compact yet inciteful exhibition with many engaging displays (great for the kids), it's very well presented with a global perspective of local events.