The battle of Eureka is a highly contested historical event that has provoked debate and discussion for more than 150 years.
The youthful colony’s struggle for democracy exploded with the 1854 gold miners' uprising. The heroic stand by young people from many countries was a flashpoint on the path to a new nation.
Eureka has grown to symbolise change.
M.A.D.E will now harness the energy and emotion behind the Eureka story to inspire ways in which individuals can act to improve their world. It will challenge and question, and provoke debate about our future.
The original Eureka Flag – fragile yet powerful – will be displayed in its own darkened gallery, a silent witness to the making of Australian democracy.
Enjoy a ride on one of the 80 year old trams which provided Ballarat's main form of passenger service until 1971. The vintage tram ride covers 1.3km of original line through the beautiful Botanical Gardens by the western side of tranquil Lake Wendouree.
Trams run on Saturdays, Sundays, public and school holidays between 12.30pm and 5pm throughout the year. Charter trips can also be arranged.
Ballarat Tenpin Bowling Centre was opened on 11th November 1979. We are situated at 901 Doveton St North Ballarat. Come in and Take advantage of our great facilities while relaxing with Family, friends or Colleagues.
The Ballaarat Astronomical Society was founded in 1958 on the initiative of members of the Astronomical Society of Victoria. Since then it has been custodian of the Ballarat Municipal Observatory, which was established in 1886 through the
Ballarat Tenpin Bowling Centre opened on 11th November 1979. Come in and take advantage of the great facilities while relaxing with family, friends or Colleagues. On offer: - 16 lanes - HPL synthetic Lanes - Bumper bowling on all lanes - computerised scoring system - Video games - Snack Bar - Wheelchair access - Free parking facilities - Glow lighting - Fully air-conditioned - Fully equipped Pro Shop Ballarat Tenpin Bowling Centre is your Fun In the Fast Lanes Centre.
Gallery on Sturt is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of Ballarat. It is located in the Central Highlands region of Victoria about an hours drive from Melbourne. The spacious gallery is located in Ballarat town centre alongside the cafe culture and gracious statues and pavilions of Sturt Street. It proudly exhibit works by talented local and regional artists, both established and emerging. Original works and limited edition fine-art prints are on display and customers will be pleasantly surprised at our realistic prices.
Would you like to defeat your boss in an adrenaline pumping race of speed and skill? How about challenging your friends, family, workmates, a rival company, or organising an inter-office challenge? Are your executives stressed out, and in need of some action and fun? Or do you just want a great night out with a difference? Then Ballarat Indoor Go-Karts and laserforce are your answer. Laserforce is a highly exciting, innovative laser game, totally designed and manufactured in Australia. Teams are drawn from the public and are equipped with battlesuit, and laser to become space age warriors. The players then battle it out in a huge darkened maze packed with special effects, swirling fog and a thumping sound track. Players score points by zapping each other with their real lasers and by destroying their opponents' force field generator. At the end of their mission players are debriefed on a computer monitor that shows who got who, how many points they scored and their accuracy. The computer then goes through a complete blow by blow replay of the game. Challenge your friends! You may play as a individual, with friends, or as a member of a larger group. Whatever the number, whatever the age, you'll have undiluted enjoyment in a completely secure environment and talk about the Laserforce experience for weeks afterwards. Ballarat Indoor Go-Karts, The most fun you'll have with your pants on. For further enquires or to arrange a booking time, please ring the number above.
At Ballarat Bird World, there are over two hundred Australian and foreign birds to see. It is a rare chance for Australian and overseas visitors to see the colours of Australian bird life. Some of the birds on display are rarely seen in the wild. Including many cockatoos like the Gang-Gang, Red, White and Yellow Tailed cockatoos. Stroll through their free flight aviary containing over seventy birds in free flight. The Bird World Cafe has delicious Devonshire teas, cappuccino or a latte or have some of the chicken nuggets, chips or milk shakes on offer. Seating for up to 45 people, wood fire and air conditioned. For group bookings please contact the café. Sit with the native birds on the outdoor tree top deck area, that overlooks ferns and native climbers.
The Ballarat Mill Markets opened in October 2009. The site formerly known as the Ballarat Woolshed and Exhibition Centres was opened in 1996 and has some 2,000 metres of floor space now filled with the goods of 80 Mill Markets Stallholders. The Ballarat Mill Markets is conveniently located on the Melbourne side of Ballarat and makes a great stopping point for visitors and bus groups.
Adam Lindsay Gordon Craft Cottage features an extensive variety of selected local craft work by members of the Crafts Council of Ballarat located in the lush Ballarat Botanical Gardens near Lake Wendouree. Craft work includes: Calligraphy, clothing, jewellery, painting, quilting, woodwork, cards, china painting, silk scarves, ceramics, embroidery, leadlight, spinning and weaving - plus so much more! Inside the Cottage you will discover an extensive variety of local craft work of the highest quality.
Elysium Day Spa is all about escaping the stress and strain of our everyday life. The name Elysium signifies the experience as a "place of perfect bliss". From the skin care products to the design of the Day Spa everything is geared towards promoting a holistic approach to your health, wellbeing and beauty. From the moment you enter you will be transformed. The relaxation lounge will allow you to unwind before your treatment. The professionalism and knowledge of Elysium Day Spa therapists will put you at ease and the most appropriate treatment will be decided on after a thorough consultation. Following your treatment you will be prescribed the most appropriate home care products so you can continue the state of perfect bliss at home. Elysium Day Spa sets the highest standards in service excellence, beauty therapies and indulgence. The Elysium Day Spa experience beckons clients to relax and enjoy. They cater for individuals, couples and groups. A girls weekend away and wedding parties are their specialty! Come and join Elysium Day Spa and experience the most technologically advanced treatments and products. The passionate and exceptional therapists all within a serene environment at Ballarat's Premier Day Spa located in the heart of Ballarat.
Funbugs Playhouse is an indoor playground for children to enjoy safe and hygienic playtime, and where adults can supervise their children or relaxing in the cafe. Located in Ballarat, Funbugs Playhouse features the highest quality play equipment, massive slides, safe toddler area, and party hosting in themed party rooms. Funbugs high quality facilities and friendly staff, offers great fun and value for money for family entertainment. Funbugs playhouse encourages active play and entertainment for young children. The playground was designed and manufactured in Australia and all play equipment is carefully selected for fun and child safety. The massive slides at Funbugs Playhouse are exciting for kids and sure to get their hearts racing. Kids love exploring the high play equipment, crawling through tunnels and netted bridges. There are two Jumping Castles, one set up in the special toddler area for little ones under four years old. Sliding into the Ball Pit is a great hit with the kids. The Ball Pit features a fun ball target, and tubular track the balls follow to a ball washer to clean the balls. Funbugs Playhouse takes every care to sure the centre is safe and clean for kids to play, however adults must keep children supervised at all times. The cafe is open for yummy snacks and drinks. Espresso coffee, cakes, sandwiches, hot food and much more is available from the cafe during Funbugs trading hours.
The Ballarat & District Trotting Club offers its members a range of exclusive membership benefits and privileges. For Harness Racing enthusiasts, please see the website for more information. Experience the charm of Bray Raceway, Ballarat. Bray Raceway is widely recognised as the premier country venue in Victoria due to its outstanding 1000 metre racetrack and excellent on-course facilities. On race days, you can enjoy a meal from the bistro or dine in the luxurious Terrace Restaurant that overlooks the home straight of the track. Entertaining for social events is the Club's specialty, with a large function room available that can hold up to 600 guests. The Flying Horse has been a welcome addition to Bray Raceway offering modern facilities, which includes a 140 seat bistro and Club TAB.