It went from Baptist Church, to nightclub, to derelict pigeon haven. Now this graceful property has been beautifully restored.
Ballarat is using the skills and craftmanship of the past to forge a bright future.
Want to experience White Night with out the hordes of people at the Melbourne event? You can here.
Ballarat has one of the best preserved Victorian streetscapes outside Britain – something that has made it a favourite of a new wave of film and TV makers.
A sense of the city's rollicking history seems to permeate the Victorian streetscapes and handsome buildings.
Ballarat is an historic gold mining city of great elegance and charm.
Sovereign Hill and Kryal Castle are great fun for the little (and big) prospectors, writes Jane Reddy.
The celebrated foodie rediscovers the Goldfield region of his childhood and delights in what he sees, eats and drinks.
Ballarat, just under 1½ hours' driving time from Melbourne, is a handsome former 19th-century gold-rush city. There's so much history here it virtually oozes from the cracks in the well-maintained footpaths.