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Relax & unwind itinerary

Take some time out for yourself and recharge your batteries in beautiful Ballarat.

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2-day Itinerary

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Total distance: 19 km

Fitness level : easy

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DAY 1

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Yellow Espresso

2

Sweet Fern Fragrance Boutique

3

Elysium Day Spa

4

Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

5

Lake Wendouree

6

Lola restaurant

7

The Provincial Hotel

DAY 2

8

Lake Wendouree

9

Pipers By The Lake

10

Ballarat’s Sanctuary Day Spa

11

Hydrant Foodhall

12

Gallery Restaurant at Craig’s Royal Hotel

1

Day 1

Breakfast at Yellow Espresso

This cute little cafe at the bottom of Sturt Street serves up Axil coffee as well as a huge range of gourmet eats such as chia puddings, Acai berry bowls, matcha pancakes and all the classic brunch options.

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13 Sturt St, BallaratGet directions

2

Day 1

Sweet Fern

As regional Australia's only niche perfumery, Sweet Fern specialises in exclusive and luxurious body, bath and home fragrances.

Showcasing products sourced from local and international designers and makers, Sweet Fern is a celebration of the artisanal, the unique and the whimsical.

CONTACT INFORMATION

114 Armstrong Street, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

WED: 10am - 5pm
THU: 10am - 5pm
FRI: 10am - 5pm
SAT: 10am - 2pm
SUN: 10am - 1pm
3

Day 1

Elysium Day Spa

The name Elysium signifies a “place of perfect bliss”.

Treat your body from top to toe with the Aqua Therapy spa package — a gentle body polish, geisha spa to hydrate and relax, full body wrap and massage, and aromatherapy facial.

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24 Doveton Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

MON: 10am - 6pm
TUE: 10am - 6pm
WED: 10am - 9pm
THU: 10am - 6pm
FRI: 10am - 9pm
SAT: 9am - 5pm
SUN: 12am - 12am
4

Day 1

Lunch at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

Step inside this refurbished 1870s produce store and workshop and experience the great wines and stories of Western Victoria at this industrial cool cellar door and wine bar.

Cosy up by the fire or soak up the sun with a glass or two of wine matched with the best of the region’s produce, from bar snacks and shared plates to a full dining experience.

CONTACT INFORMATION

38 Doveton Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

MON: 11am - 9pm
TUE: 11am - 9pm
WED: 11am - 9pm
THU: 11am - 11pm
FRI: 11am - 11pm
SAT: 11am - 11pm
SUN: 11am - 9pm
5

Day 1

Lake Wendouree

Pass away the afternoon at the picture-perfect Lake Wendouree.

Take a leisurely stroll along the lake's 6km track while taking in the stunning bird and plant life. 

Located on the lake's western shore is the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, one of the nation’s most significant cool climate gardens.

You'll be mesmerized by the remarkable collection of mature trees and marble statues set amongst colourful bedding displays.

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Wendouree Pde, Lake WendoureeGet directions

6

Day 1

Dinner at Lola

Part of The Provincial Hotel, Lola offers stylish, European-inspired dining, beautifully shaped each season by the region’s best locally-sourced produce.

Owned and operated by Australian media personality Gorgi Coghlan and her husband Simon, the 55-seat dining room provides a relaxed and elegant foodie experience.

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121 Lydiard St Nth, BallaratGet directions

Daily: Breakfast and lunch
Tuesday - Saturday: Dinner
7

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

8

Day 2

Sunrise at Lake Wendouree

What could be a more beautiful way to start your day than watching the sun rise over Lake Wendouree?

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Wendouree Pde, Lake WendoureeGet directions

9

Day 2

Breakfast at Pipers by the Lake

Sit back and relax at this grand pavilion nestled among century-old trees on the Lake Wendouree foreshore.

Pipers' breakfast offerings include everything from granola with coconut yoghurt, acai, shaved coconut and chia, to the crowd-favourite eggs benedict with toasted sourdough, pulled local ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

CONTACT INFORMATION

403 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

DAILY: 7am - 4pm
10

Day 2

Ballarat's Sanctuary Day Spa

Ballarat's Sanctuary Day Spa's ultimate goal is to guide you towards a lasting sense of wellbeing through holistic healing and nurturing treatments.

The 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
11

Day 2

Lunch at Hydrant Food Hall

Tucked away down a CBD laneway, Hydrant Food Hall's industrial aesthetic feel creates a warm and character filled environment

The renovated heritage warehouse's innovative seasonal menu makes the most of local flavours and produce, topped off with Melbourne-based Seven Seeds coffee.

CONTACT INFORMATION

3 McKenzie Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350Get directions

DAILY: 7am - 4pm
SAT: 8am - 4pm
SUN: 8am - 4pm
12

Day 2

High tea at Craig's Royal Hotel

In the grandeur of Craig's Royal Hotel's Grand Dining Room, sip a tea, coffee or glass of sparkling wine while indulging in classic finger sandwiches, savouries, scones and petit fours.

Then uncover the hidden beauty of the gold rush era hotel with a guided tour of the Royal Suites, historical banquet rooms and bluestone cellar.

CONTACT INFORMATION

10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350Get directions

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