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Things to do in Ballarat

Whether you’re travelling for a family weekend away, the school holidays or attending a sporting event at Selkirk Stadium, Ballarat offers an abundance of family experiences to explore whilst staying with us at Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments. 

Venture back to the 1850’s and discover the joys of Sovereign Hill as you pan for gold and shop for Raspberry Drops at Brown’s Confectionary; get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife and discover the adorable Little Penguins at Ballarat Wildlife Park; take a pedal boat out on to Lake Wendouree or visit Maze House where there’s something for ‘kids of all ages’ as parents are transported back in time when visiting the old-fashioned milk bar. 

If you’re travelling on a budget, there’s heaps of fun things to do that are free and will keep everyone entertained for hours.  Explore Australia’s oldest regional gallery – the Art Gallery of Ballarat; visit the Ballarat Botanical Gardens or enjoy a family picnic at the Buninyong Botanic Gardens.  The Inclusive Play-space provides an environment where children and adults of all abilities and ages can socialise together and have heaps of fun using the same equipment.  Go koala spotting as you walk through Creswick’s amazing Koala Park – established in the 1940’s by members of the School of Forestry as a breeding environment for koala’s – just remember to keep looking up as koalas don’t make much noise due to their great love of sleeping. 

Our centrally located, and well appointed, apartment style accommodation at both Grove Street and Webster Street are perfect for travelling families.  Each of our two-bedroom apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen, with a selection of pantry staples, and dining area – providing you with the option of being fully self-contained, whilst also being within walking distance of some Ballarat’s best, family friendly, cafes and restaurants to dine out in including some of our own favourites that our family regularly visits – racers bar & café, The Yacht Club and The Lake View Hotel.

And, if your family includes a much loved four-legged member, our three ground-floor apartments at Webster Street are pooch friendly.