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The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources. You will see wind turbines spotting the landscape in the shadow of two extinct volcanoes, but the city also uses geothermal energy and solar power, and it experiments with biomass energy production to provide power to its urban population of over 93,000. A Victorian boomtown in the late 1800s, Ballarat exploded with activity during the gold rush. In the downtown area, you'll see grand Victorian edifices housing Her Majesty's theater, an observatory, and museums, all situated near the Avenue of Honor constructed from 1917 to 1919. These historic structures hold their own next to modern architecture giving an old-meets-new vibe to the bustling city. Ballarat is in Victoria. Our Australia itinerary app allows you to plan your trip to Ballarat and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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Despite its rich history as a gold rush boomtown, Ballarat offers some of the most affordable rooms in the area. The city features a number of good-value hotels with air-conditioned suites and loads of modern amenities. Another affordable option, the area's motels often provide conveniences like barbecue facilities, secure off-street parking, and complimentary Wi-Fi. If you need more space and privacy, consider booking one of Ballarat's rental properties, which include luxury apartments, spacious townhouses, and self-contained villas.
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