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Local Attractions

Ballarat has some wonderful, family friendly attractions for you to see during your stay. These include

Kryal Castle  

Kryal Castle (20 km / 18 minute drive)

A medieval style castle with daily performances of jousting, hands on knight training and archery, encounters with wizards and a maze to explore.

Sovereign Hill  

Sovereign Hill (7.8 km / 12 minute drive)

Set in the Australian gold rush era, Sovereign Hill allows you to see what life was like for early European settlers with costumed staff and themed shops and activities including a chance to pan for gold.

Xtreme Bounce  

Xtreme Bounce  (5.7 km / 8 minute drive)

A room full of trampoline activities and an excited child, how could it be more fun?

Funbugs Playhouse  

Funbugs Playhouse (7.9 km / 11 minute drive)

An indoor playground with cafe area. Great for the littlies.


Gold Rush Mini Golf (17 km / 15 minute drive)

An indoor/outdoor golf experience with a themed course.

OZ Tenpin 

OZ Tenpin Bowling (7.9 km / 11 minute drive)

The name says it all!

Ballarat Wildlife Park 

Ballarat Wildlife Park (9.8 km / 14 minute drive)

See and interact with some of Australia's most iconic wildlife. Pet a kangaroo and hand feed a joey, say hello to a koala and watch a wombat snooze in the sun. Thrill at the crocodiles and touch a turtle.


Ballarat Go Karts and Laserforce (7.8 km / 11 minute drive)

Shoot each other with lasers then make a quick get away in a go kart on their indoor track. 

Ballarat Golf Club 

Ballarat Golf Club (9 minute walk)

Play a couple of holes of golf and relax at the Bistro for some wine and a meal. Only 500m from Bell Tower Inn.

Lake Wendouree 

Lake Wendouree (5.8 km / 9 minute drive)

A beautiful lake in the heart of Ballarat, Lake Wendouree offers access to cafes, children's playgrounds or just a great walking track.

Another great thing to do whilst you're here is the Ballarat/Skipton Rail Trail (1.7 km / 3 minute drive)

Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail

A 5 minute ride to the bike track from the Bell Tower, enjoy it with your family for a great day out.All you need to do is bring your bike!