Rich History & Gorgeous Public Parklands
While the booming city of Ballarat is just a 1.5-hour drive from Melbourne, it’s easy to feel like you’re in another world. Or, thanks to the diversity of attractions, multiple worlds.
Whatever interest or experience inspires your break, BIG4 Holiday Parks offers family-friendly cabin accommodation, caravan sites, and camping in Ballarat.
Parks in the Ballarat area
A rich diversity of attractions and activities makes Ballarat an enticing holiday destination.
Start with Sovereign Hill – it’s a great throwback to a time when the gold rush gripped Victoria. Stroll through old-style shops of this recreated gold-rush village, explore an underground mine, pan for gold, and be captivated by the drama-filled sound and light show.
Travel further back in time at Kryal Castle. This medieval adventure park is full of wizards, goblins, and fairies, backed by compelling attractions such as jousting shows and a dragon’s labyrinth.
It’s easy to lose yourself in the evocative works found within the Art Gallery of Ballarat, one of Australia’s oldest regional galleries. Even a casual stroll around Ballarat highlights impressive heritage buildings that are a salute to its gold-filled days.
Enter a world of colour at Ballarat Bird World or be gripped by a vast assortment of creatures at Ballarat Wildlife Park. Or relax in tranquil surrounds at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, which is spotted on the western shore of the city's premier picnic spot, Lake Wendouree.