At golden hour, the streets of Ballarat nearly ooze old world charm. Its vivid gold rush background, varied art offering, and rising food scene - all on par with those found in capital cities – provide a rich tapestry of modern and historical experiences in the provincial city established on the richness of the gold hiding underneath it.

Because Ballarat may be extremely hot in the summer and similarly freezing in the winter, most visitors recommend visiting in the autumn or spring. The months of September through November are ideal for visiting the city. With its history tourist business, Ballarat receives over 2.2 million visitors each year, and attractions like the open air museum, Kryal Castle, and Gold Museum are open all year.

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