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Couples’ itinerary

Here's how to make the most of a perfect weekend escape to Ballarat.

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3-day Itinerary

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DAY 1

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Moon and Mountain

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The Provincial Hotel

DAY 2

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The Provincial Hotel

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Art Gallery of Ballarat

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Higher Society

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Eastern Peake Winery

7

Mr Jones

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The Lost Ones Gallery and Basement Bar

DAY 3

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The Local

10

Ballarat’s Sanctuary Day Spa

11

Hop Temple

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Day 1

Dinner at Moon and Mountain

This modern Asian eatery and bar with an Australian twist will have you begging for more. 

In 2018, Moon and Mountain executive chef Liam Downes won the Golden Plate Award for best chef, with judges saying he has "all the credentials to lead the way in putting Ballarat firmly on the food map of regional Victoria". 

CONTACT INFORMATION

220 Mair Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

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Day 1

Stay at The Provincial Hotel

The Provincial Hotel has housed a myriad of publicans and hoteliers over the decades, each enriching the hotel with greater grandeur.

Its boutique accommodation perfectly combines the building's history and a contemporary, fresh element with beautiful fabrics, furniture and art.

CONTACT INFORMATION

121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

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Day 2

Breakfast at Lola

Lola is a beautiful eatery within The Provincial Hotel.

Start your day with a coffee made from St Ali coffee beans and a tasty breakfast with ingredients from local producers.

Think decadent French toast, chorizo and bean cassoulet or the Lola breakfast, which is everything you'd want from a big breakfast.

CONTACT INFORMATION

121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

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Day 2

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Established in 1884, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest gallery in regional Australia.

It houses major collections covering the history of Australian art from the early colonial period to the present day.

CONTACT INFORMATION

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

DAILY: 10am - 5pm
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Day 2

Lunch at Higher Society

Higher Society was born from a love for modern and seasonal food and a passion for hospitality.

Go there for quality and consistent offerings plus laid-back modern service.

CONTACT INFORMATION

413 Sturt Street, BallaratGet directions

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Day 2

Eastern Peake Winery

Take a short scenic drive out to Coghill's Creek and you'll discover Eastern Peake Winery.

Visit the cellar to enjoy top drops, including some of the best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah in the state.

You'll instantly understand why Owen Latta has been awarded Australia's Young Winemaker of the Year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

67 Pickfords Road, Coghills CreekGet directions

Monday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm
7

Day 2

Dinner at Mr Jones

For the ultimate dinner date, head to Mr Jones.

This restaurant is from the couple who brought you the award-winning Catfish Thai, so you know that you're in for a treat! Think contemporary Asian dishes that are ideal for sharing or a long lingering dinner.

CONTACT INFORMATION

42-44 Main Road, Bakery Hill VIC 3350Get directions

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Day 2

Drinks at The Lost Ones Basement Bar

A former Masonic Lodge built in the 1870s, The Lost Ones Gallery and Basement Bar is a place to find the odd, the amusing and the interesting.

The basement bar is dedicated to fine wine and spirits, celebrating the classic while enjoying the innovative.

CONTACT INFORMATION

14 Camp Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

TUE: 4pm - 11pm
WED: 4pm - 11pm
THU: 4pm - 11pm
FRI: 4pm - 11pm
SAT: 2pm - 11pm
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Day 3

Breakfast at The Local

Start your day off with a hearty breakfast from The Local Cafe. Focusing on local produce, you'll be treated to some of the regions best.

CONTACT INFORMATION

313 Lydiard St Nth, Soliders Hill, Ballarat Get directions

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Day 3

Ballarat's Sanctuary Day Spa

Time to unwind, indulge and enjoy complete bliss.

This purpose-built facility features six luxury treatment rooms (including two dual suites), private bathing, a floating pedicure lounge, relaxation lounge with open fireplace and The Sanctuary with sauna and heated hydrotherapy pool.

CONTACT INFORMATION

613 Main Road, Golden Point VIC 3350Get directions

MON: 9am - 6pm
TUE: 9am - 6pm
WED: 9am - 8pm
THU: 9am - 8pm
FRI: 9am - 8pm
SAT: 9am - 6pm
SUN: 10am - 4pm
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Day 3

Lunch at Hop Temple

Follow the umbrellas and festoon lighting to a hidden laneway delight.

Hop Temple boasts more than 220 craft beer and ciders – the largest range in Victoria – and an extensive selection of wine and spirits with food to compliment.

CONTACT INFORMATION

24-28 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

WED: 4pm - 11pm
THU: 4pm - 11pm
FRI: 4pm - 11pm
SAT: 12pm - 11pm
SUN: 12pm - 10pm

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