Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Ballarat

Come and experience Ballarat and its history, museums and art galleries. This welcoming city is known for its gardens, festivals and lake. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Ballarat

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Ballarat a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ballarat Golf Club (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • The Tangled Maze (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Ballarat

Ballarat is famous for its beautiful gardens and panoramic lake views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ballarat is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Esmond (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Lake Esmond Botanical Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Eureka Aquatic Center (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Calembeen Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Park Lake Gardens (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Ballarat

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), the closest airport, located 46.4 mi (74.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 54.6 mi (87.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Ballarat Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ballarat?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 151 holiday lettings around Ballarat. From 23 cottages to 80 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ballarat? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ballarat. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bottle Museum: 133 holiday lettings
  • Castlemaine Station: 291 holiday lettings
  • Talbot Station: 26 holiday lettings
  • Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm: 595 holiday lettings
  • Ballarat Station: 161 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ballarat listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Ballarat?

Yes, of course. offers 23 Cottages in Ballarat. Our other popular types of Ballarat holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 80 self catering accommodations
  • Farmhouses: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 24 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ballarat?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 9 holiday homes with pool available in Ballarat. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.