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The Goldfield region of central Victoria
In Ballarat you can see for yourself how the gold rush here was a turning point in Australia's history.

The Gold Shop, in the old Mining Exchange building, sells miner's rights and rents out metal delectors.
Ballarat is also known as the Garden City



Gold Fever   • gold museum
   The beautiful Ballarat Botanic Gardens, established in 1857, are the pride of the city. The 40ha garden features the contemporary Robert Clark Conservatory, the majestic statue pavilion, rare, exotic trees and flower displays.
*Historic Lydiard Street displays some of the finest architecture in Australia. Ballarat Fine Art Gallaery is the oldest purpose built gallery in the country and houses one of Australia's most comprehensive collections of Australian Art.

   At the Mining Exchange building fortunes changed hands every day.

 Visit the Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Township, a living representation of the gold rush era.
   The discovery of gold was a revolution in the history of Australia.
   The first nugget at summer discovered in 1851 in Bathurst (NWS). Other seams were discovered in Ballarat, Bendigo and in the torrents of Cordière Australian.
  With this discovery the men leave the cities and the emigrants arrive by vagueness to go to seek fortune. A mining tax was creates, of the thousands of gold diggers their licences of minors as a sign of protest burned, and assembled a barricade, a few days later the army tackles the battle left some soldiers and minors on the ground, of which (the barricade of Eureka). But the tax was abolished.


  Ballarat boasts many attractions, as well as a huge range of accommodation.
   A diversity of restaurants, bistrots and sidewalk cafes cater for all tastes.

 Hostel Lodge YHA  - Ph:(03) 5333 3409.
• Motels Lake View  
  - Ph:(03) 5331 4592.
Camping  & Caravan Parks
- Ph:(03) 5332 7888.

•  Botanic Garden - 40 hectare botanic gardensare beside Kake Wendouree.
  Lake Wendouree, this large articial lake was used as the rowing  course   in the 1956 Olympics. 
  Ballarat Wildlife Park - has native animals and reptiles, and a few exotics.
•  Kryal Castle
- attraction.