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Tips For Holidaying And Booking Accommodation In Ballarat

01 February 2017, Posted by Tony Sheer

If you’re looking at booking accommodation in Ballarat, you might be interested in some tips to make the whole process easier. After all, if you’ve never been to this Victorian city before we understand that you may not be sure what you want to see or do during your stay. We personally love Ballarat and know everything there is to know about this fantastic destination.

Here are our top tips to keep in mind before booking your getaway:

  • Transport

Even though Ballarat is a rural Victorian city, it is still possible to visit if you don’t have access to a car (although it will certainly make things easier if you do). V-Line operates services from Southern Cross (in Melbourne’s CBD) and there are a number of bus services that operate throughout the city, as well as a courtesy coach from the station.

  • Accommodation

When it comes to booking accommodation in Ballarat, you’ll be pleased to learn that you have plenty of options. The Ballarat Budget Motel is located only 5 minutes from most of the major attractions and 10 minutes from the centre of town. We have a range of room types to choose from – standard, deluxe, family and one or two bedroom suites.

  • Attractions

The area is home to a number of attractions, ensuring that you will have plenty to see and do for the duration of your stay. Some of the more popular ones include: Sovereign Hill, the Gold Museum, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat Wildlife Park, the Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens, and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE).

  • Eat & Drink

There’s no worry about going hungry or thirsty! There is a wide range of delicious cafes, restaurants and gastro pubs to choose from, each offering tasty local produce. The region is also known for its wineries and breweries – check out Mitchell Harris Wines, Mount Beckworth Wines, Red Duck Microbrewery or Cubby Haus Brewing.

  • Events

The region is home to a number of events, from culture-filled festivals (such as the Ballarat Beer Festival and the Beat Rockabilly Festival) to rambling markets (such as the Bridge Mall Fresh Produce Market and the Ballarat Swap Meet). A number of sporting events are also held here, such as the Ballarat Gift, Rodeo and Petstock Pacing Cup.

  • Wellbeing

If you’re booking accommodation in Ballarat for some time out, you’ll be pleased to learn that rest and relaxation is what the city is all about. There are a handful of luxurious day spas in the main CBD, otherwise you can head up to nearby Dalesford and Hepburn Springs to bathe in the natural spring waters available there.


Before it comes time to book accommodation in Ballarat, we hope that you find the information in this article useful for planning your stay, whether you’re staying for one night or one week. If you have any questions at all during your stay, do not hesitate to come to the front desk and speak to the team at Ballarat Budget Motel – we’re more than happy to help!

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