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Lydiard Street, Ballarat

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A vibrant, animated street boasting a cluster of quaint colonial-era buildings, Lydiard Street forms part of the city of Ballarat’s historical center. In the early days of the city--the mid-19th century--a number of businesses were established on the street by Ballarat’s middle-classes, making it an important and affluent district. To visit Lydiard Street on your holiday in Ballarat, and find out what else Ballarat has to offer, use our Ballarat itinerary builder.
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  • Lyiard Street is filled with fantastic old buildings with beautiful architecture. The Doctor Blake Mysteries are filmed here and it was great walking around seeing locations you have watched on the se...  more »
  • They filmed My Brother Jack and they film each series of the Doctor Blake Mysteries here and it is one of the most authentic 19 Century Streetscape in Australia today. I actually think that Ballarat C...  more »
  • To the south of the main road through Ballarat is Lydiard street. Two of the standout buildings are Her Majesties theatre and the Craig hotel. To the north are the buildings one can see in the Dr Blak...  more »

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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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