Gold Fields Region Travel Guide

General Information the Goldfields Region

The discovery of gold in the 1850’s set in train events that would change Australian history forever and build the nation we have today. Ballarat and the surrounding districts are as relevant today with tourist today as they were over 150 years ago with those who sought their fortune on the Goldfields. Apart from major attractions of Sovereign Hill and the Eureka Stockade, the region boasts great scenery and attractions in many towns of Marlborough, Castlemaine and Clunes.

The name Goldfields gives us a good hint as to what went on here and there are still goldmines operating in the region.
Fortunately the evidence of the gold rush and the excitement is still alive in places such as Sovereign Hill.

Often quoted as the birthplace of Australia, unfortunately very few people understand the significance of what happened here about 150 years ago.
The Eureka Centre in Ballarat tells the story of what happened and its reprocussions

Major Towns in the region

Dayleford

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Maeryborough

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Creswick

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Attractions

Sovereign Hill

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Kryall Castle

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Eureka Stockade

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Events

Begonia Festival

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Miusic Festival

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Beer festival

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The Argyle ApartmentsBallarat

Mid Price

Built in the early 1900s, The Argyle Hotel has been restored to its former glory, and still retains the classic character of the grand building of this era. Now boasting two apartments with all the conveniences of modern living. Each apartment has three bedrooms and can provide accommodation for up to 6 people (in each apartment).

AVG/NIGHT$120 Web Site

Quality In Heritage on Lydiard Ballarat

Economy

Quality Inn Heritage on Lydiard is a boutique hotel nestled on Ballarat’s beautiful historic Lydiard Street in the city centre. Surrounded by some of Ballarat’s grandest buildings the hotel was formerly the bank of NSW and dates back to 1862, the height of the gold rush period. It has now been transformed into an architecturally designed masterpiece combining stylish modern accommodation with a distinct heritage flavour.

AVG/NIGHT$100 WEB SITE

Abby's PlaceBallarat

485 reviews

Abbey’s Place is a gorgeous 2-storey cedar cottage that simply oozes charm and comfort and is situated only 150m from Sovereign Hill and in close proximity to Ballarat’s major tourist attractions. Abbey"s Place is within an easy stroll to numerous restaurants, shopping centres and sporting facilities.

AVG/NIGHT$110 WEB SITE

Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat

423 reviews

Built in 1853, Craig’s Royal Hotel has undergone meticulous restoration and renovation to recreate the grandeur of Ballarat’s rich gold rush period. The Hotel is situated in the heart of historic Ballarat overlooking Lydiard Street. Conveniently opposite the magnificent Her Majesty's Theatre and within a close walk of the Regent Cinema and Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.

AVG/NIGHT$120 SELECT

Canadian Lodge B & B Ballarat

99 reviews

CANADIAN LODGE is a beautifully appointed, tradition Bed and Breakfast, situated in tranquil and peaceful gardens, overlooking the Canadian Creek wetlands with lovely views of the park. Canadian Lodge is close to Sovereign Hill, and the town center. Canadian Lodge offers three individually decorated guest rooms, with en-suites, and private retreats.

AVG/NIGHT$100 SELECT

Begonia City Motor InnBallarat

112 reviews

Begonia City Motor Inn offers comfortable, 3.5 star accommodation in a quiet area of Ballarat. Begonia City Motor Inn has 17 spacious ground floor units offering double, twin, family, spa or self-contained accommodation. All units are non-smoking, and feature queen size beds, reverse cycle heating and cooling, telephone, remote controlled 81cm LCD television, electric blankets, tea/coffee facilities, iron & ironing board, hairdryer and toaster..

AVG/NIGHT$110 SELECT
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Goldfields Region Travel Options

Getting Here

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Local Travel

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Public Transport

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