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Ballarat – literally a historical goldmine!

By at January 20, 2017 | 10:57 am | 0 Comment

For much of the 1800s almost everyone in the world wanted to come to Victoria. When gold was discovered in 1823 the flow of wide-eyed prospectors started as a trickle and by 1851 it bad become a full blown torrent. Strikes at the Central Victorian towns of Bendigo, Beechworth and our own Ballarat, sparked a second rush and soon two tonnes a week of the precious metal

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Creswick Woollen Mills

By at September 19, 2016 | 12:07 pm | 2 Comments

Creswick Woollen Mills is the only remaining woollen coloured spinning mill left of its type in Australia and it’s a great attraction for day trippers, holiday makers and tour groups both large and small. ‘A Very Fine Yarn’ The Mill’s tourism experience ‘A Very Fine Yarn’ is a showcase of the journey of the product. From it’s source on the alpaca through

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Fantastic medieval fun at Kyral Castle

By at September 5, 2016 | 4:02 pm | 0 Comment

Come check out ye olden day life at a medieval village like no other! Kyral castle is a fantastic place to take the kids, it will spark their imaginations for days. On a hill just outside Ballarat sits Kryal Castle, a formidably fun theme park that will have you positively charmed.Based on a 700-year-old legendary land of myths and adventure, Kryal Castle is home

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The breathtaking Lake Wendouree

By at August 22, 2016 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

The beautiful Lake Wendouree is one of many features within the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and comprises an entire natural wetlands ecosystem. The reeds and islands provide perfect habitat for many species of wildlife and waterbirds and make for a great attraction to accompany the picturesque scenery and peaceful atmosphere.The location is a favourite in Ballarat

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