Lucas Lifestyle


Made for Wonder and Wandering

There is so much to be discovered in the historic city of Ballarat, which offers the serenity of a country town with the convenience of only being 1.5 hours away from Melbourne. Here are just some of the charming aspects of our beautiful location.

Arts and Culture

Ballarat is a UNESCO Creative City of Craft and Folk Art. The Art Gallery of Ballarat is not just Australia’s oldest regional gallery but one of its most exciting. Located in the heart of Ballarat’s central heritage precinct, the Gallery boasts a stunning collection of Australian art. Other attractions include The  National Centre for Photography, Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades, and so much more.

The Story of Our Heritage

With a rich history of Australian and Indigenous culture and a bold claim to gold rush fame, Ballarat is set against an iconic heritage backdrop. Discover the grand architectural links to Ballarat’s dramatic past by wandering through its historic streetscape. Unravel the fortunes lavished upon the buildings in Lydiard Street, enjoy the melding of architecture in Camp Street and soak in the history of Sturt Street.

The Culinary Capital of Regional Victoria

Strolling along the streets and laneways of Ballarat, you will be spoilt for choice with great bakeries, cafes and restaurants. Our community of passionate producers have a strong conviction around delivering menus that are locally sourced, making our food and drink some of the best regional produce you’ll ever taste.

The Jewel in Our Crown: Lake Wendouree

Lake Wendouree and the adjoining Ballarat Botanical Gardens makes staying active an absolute pleasure. Along your walk, admire wetland birds, grand homes, historical monuments and boathouses. When you get to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, you can soak up the beauty of the grand floral displays, heritage oak trees, Italian marble statues and the iconic Prime Ministers Avenue.

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