Lee Atkinson explores a city that these days strikes gold with its excellent galleries and museums.
Afternoon tea, anyone? Patricia Maunder suggests 10 favourites.
Rob Dunlop finds history and grandeur at a mansion built on the fortunes of gold.
For the notoriously difficult to impress, Lee Atkinson recommends ghost tours, adventure and urban grit.
Dugald Jellie is drawn by a tattered flag and Ballarat's rich cultural pickings.
Clare Barry and her loved ones stay close and warm in this gold-rush town.
Patricia Maunder finds a comfortable chair by the fire at an 1860s bed and breakfast.
There's real treasure to be found in the galleries of the goldfields, writes Sam Vincent.