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Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Ballarat

Come and experience Ballarat and its history, museums and art galleries. This welcoming city is known for its gardens, festivals and lake. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Ballarat

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Ballarat a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ballarat Golf Club (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • The Tangled Maze (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Ballarat

Ballarat is famous for its picturesque gardens and panoramic lake views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ballarat is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Esmond (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Lake Esmond Botanical Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Eureka Aquatic Center (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Calembeen Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Park Lake Gardens (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Ballarat

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), the closest airport, located 46.4 mi (74.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 54.6 mi (87.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Ballarat Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Ballarat?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 157 house rentals around Ballarat. From 80 Houses to 24 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Ballarat is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ballarat?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ballarat. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Daylesford: 511 vacation rentals
  • Winchelsea: 38 vacation rentals
  • Lethbridge Station: 67 vacation rentals
  • Castlemaine: 87 vacation rentals
  • Kryal Castle: 408 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Ballarat! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ballarat?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ballarat:

  • Daylesford: 511 rentals
  • Winchelsea: 38 rentals
  • Castlemaine: 87 rentals
  • Blampied: 476 rentals
  • Ballarat Central: 116 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Ballarat?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Ballarat. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lethbridge Station: 67 vacation homes
  • Kryal Castle: 408 vacation homes
  • Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm: 628 vacation homes
  • Lake Esmond Botanical Garden: 150 vacation homes
  • The Mill Castlemaine: 282 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Ballarat listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.