Susan Gough Henly visits Ballarat's new museum - a tribute to our 'fair go' ethic.
Forget the pioneering days of the rush - instead dig the nostalgia of Ballarat's new vintage scene, writes Belinda Jackson.
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.
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.