When in Ballarat, head to Black Hill Lookout for a short trip guaranteed to grant a fantastic view.
See Ballarat from on high. You can see the development of the various areas of city, it’s also the best spot to appreciate the lovely parks and gardens of Ballarat.
It’s especially great at night time, you can see the whole of Ballarat light up. Bring some hot chocolate, it’s a romantic and relaxing spot to just chill out.
There are some great bushwalking tracks and mountain bike courses to check out, as well as some tough climbs for the adventurous. If you’re looking for a longer walk, you can join on to the Goldfields track and continue onwards.
Perhaps you like to get your bearings upon visiting a new place, Black Hill is a fantastic way to do that quickly. You can see the layout of Ballarat and the surrounding countryside and it’s landmarks from the top.
It’s also one of the best places to catch a sunset. Definitely worth the short trip out of town.
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