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. Plan to visit Lydiard Street and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ballarat attractions using our Ballarat trip itinerary planner.
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  • If you want to see some of Old Victorian Australian Country highlights... Go to Ballarat.. The Old Buildings and Architecture are AMAZING !!!  more »
  • If you are a fan of old colonial buildings this is the street for you! go to the Tourist Info office and get a map which tells you about the old buildings that line this street.  more »
  • Wander along Lydiard street to see the buildings that have captured the eye of moves makers. It is just like stepping back in time  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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