Ballarat - FURTHER INFORMATION
Ballarat - Ballarat visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Ballarat' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Victoria.
One of Australia's largest inland cities, Ballarat is rich in heritage and history and was founded in the Gold Rush era around 1860. Attractions in Ballarat include the Town Hall, St Patricks Cathedral and St Andrews Kirk.
A busy city for transport and trade, Ballarat is located on the intersection where four of Victoria's most important freight transport, commuter and tourist routes cross. The highways of Western, Midland, Glenelg and Sunraysia converge here linking such towns and cities as Melbourne, Adelaide, Geelong, Portland, Bendigo and Mildura together.
Ballarat is becoming known as a center of excellent for developing technologies and pioneering advancements in industries. Nicknamed "the learning city", Ballarat is the site where inter-departmental agencies and universities site their enterprises working together to further the growth of the technology sector in Victoria state.
While traditional industry such as agriculture still thrives around Ballarat, the city itself is very much focusing towards the future, not surprising given that it is still respected for its pioneering roots.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
105 Km north-west of Melbourne, Ballarat is extensively connected by road and rail networks as a major transport hub within Victoria state.