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Ballarat’s rich gold rush history continues to inspire its modern-day cultural and artistic life - from the iconic theatres and distinctive architecture to the galleries and museums and the must-see world famous Sovereign Hill.

Visit intriguing buildings including the Mechanics’ Institute with its massive statue of Minerva on the roof - where you’ll also find year-round events and performances.

The city also boasts a thriving music scene and exciting events calendar, including the fabulous Foto Biennale. The Biennale has brought the former Union Bank premises back to life and adds to the immersive arts experiences in Lydiard Street.

After feasting on the historic architecture, wander around the Botanical Gardens where you can stroll along the Prime Ministers Avenue featuring 28 bronze portraits or take in the 12 marble statues of the Stoddard Collection.

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