The Best Western Barkly Motor Lodge offers guests superior four star accommodation and comfort complemented by its convenient location to all major attractions.
Situated only minutes from the Ballarat City Centre, the Best Western Barkly Motor Lodge ensures is close to the sights and sounds of Ballarat`s award winning tourist attractions ioncluding Sovereign Hill, Eureka Stockade Centre, Ballarat Wildlife Park & Montrose Cottage.
Take time to experience the beautiful tree lined streets, rich in heritage and character, timeless period architure. Then enjoy a walk through our magical gardens or browse along sturt street into the heart of the bridge mall. It`s Ballarat`s unique history and multi-cultural background that attracts international visitors.
All guest accommodation rooms at the Best Western Barkly Motor Lodge offer Queen Size Beds, hi speed wireless broadband, private ensuite bathrooms, desks and work areas, electric blankets, hairdryers, mini-bars, refrigerators, remote control TVs, FREE Austar TV, hairdryers, reverse cycle air-conditioners, tea & coffee making facilities, toasters, alarm clocks, direct dial telephones, iron & ironing boards. Luxury SPA rooms are also available.
Barklys fully licensed restaurant prides itself on fine food and exceptional service catering for large groups or that intimate occasion. Choose from our superb menu, then relax in the lounge bar with a refreshing wine as our chef prepares your choice of meal.
The fully equipped Conference Room, which can comfortably cater up to 70 people, will add elegance to any special occasion - ideal for weddings, parties, functions, etc.
Further facilites include FREE car parking, daily housekeeping, a concierge, dry cleaning sevice, laundry service, luggage storage, room service, spa/Jacuzzi, tour desk, wheelchair accessibility and hi speed wireless broadband.
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by the professional staff of the Best Western Barkly Motor Lodge who are only too happy to make your stay in Ballarat most enjoyable.
Ballarat Wildlife Park
A rich collection of Australian wildlife in 16 hectares on natural bushland. See koalas, wombats, kangaroos, crocodiles and many more.
Eureka Stockade Centre
Built on the sight of one of the most significant events in Australian History, this centre seeks to bring to life the Eureka Story.
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Australia's oldest, purpose built gallery, containing a collection of Australian art with particular emphasis on the Heidelberg School, the Lindsay Family and the original Eureka Flag.
An award winning attraction that gives visitors the opportunity to experience life as it was back in the 1850's and in the gold rush era.
The Great Southern Woolshed
A fair dinkum Aussie attraction featuring sheep shearing, Aussie food, working sheep dogs, a museum collection and Australiana shops.
Montrose Historic Cottage and Eureka Museum
Classified by the National Trust and the only remaining miners blue stone cottage in Ballarat.
A medieval castle featuring live re-enactments, magic theatre, glass blowing, magna carta, dungeons, a torture chamber, a comical cemetery and much more.
The Gong Gong Reservoir - Contains an interesting collection of native flora.
Ballarat Aviation Museum
Home to a collection of military, vintage and classic aircraft as well as photographs, models and memorabilia representing aviation history.
Arch of Victory
A monument which honours those Ballarat residents who volunteered for service during World War 1.
Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Covering 40 hectares, this garden features rare and exotic trees, annual displays and conservatory displays.
Blood on the Southern Cross
A spectacular sound and lighting show telling the story of Australia's only civil uprising of 1854 - The Eureka Stockade.
An impressive collection of Australian paintings, sculptures and antiques.
Surrounded by magnificent gardens displaying a high degree of horticultural skill.
The Ballarat Tramway Museum Inc. run trams on a 1.3km track along the western shore of Lake Wendouree.
Gold Museum - Houses a collection of alluvial gold, coins and nuggets.
features photographs, literature and letters relating to Old Ballarat.
A large private garden featuring camellias, azaleas, fuchsia, rose gardens, fish ponds, pergolas and walk throughs.
Contains a display of fine ceramics, hand blown glassware and quality artwork.
Home of the spectacular Begonia Festival, Ballarat's largest festival.
A popular spot for cycling, sailing and fishing.
Visit the craft markets or the Trash and Trivia Markets for some interesting bargains
Horse Racing at the Ballarat Turf Club
Shop at the Wendouree Village
Wine Tasting at the wineries around Ballarat, the Grampians and the Pyrenees.
Gold panning at Sovereign