The town of Ballarat is 105km north west of Melbourne and is a great family holiday destination. Ballarat's most popular attraction is Sovereign Hill where you can relive the gold rush era by visiting former mines, walking along Main Street and try gold panning.
A must see in Ballarat is the Blood on the Southern cross Sound and Light Show which tells the story of the Eureka Rebellion. Another Attraction in Ballarat is the Eureka Centre which brings the Eureka story to life. Ballarat has big a range of hotels, motels and apartments which offers great accommodation.