Synonymous with the gold-rush era of Victorian history, Ballarat remains a robust region and its wineries are gaining attention for pinot noir and chardonnay in particular.

Although steeped in history, with an impressive architectural backdrop reminding visitors of its rich past, Ballarat is by no means behind in its wining and dining scene; the area is a hot destination for foodies. Take advantage of the region’s great coffee, craft beers and, of course, wine varieties. The cooler climate lends itself to delicate pinot noir, distinctively spicy shiraz and the light-straw hues of chardonnay.

Pan for gold in the streams of Sovereign Hill or, for guaranteed success, taste your way around Ballarat’s cellar doors. Visit Australia’s oldest regional gallery in the town centre or retrace the steps of the historic uprising at the original site of the Eureka Stockade Rebellion.


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