With tourism as one of its major industries, Ballarat is a city worth adding to your hire car itinerary. The city is rich in history, centred around the gold rush of the 1850s. Modern attractions such as art galleries, botanical gardens, and reptile parks will make your stay in Ballarat memorable.
Ballarat became a bustling hub of activity back in the 1850's during the Gold Rush. The first gold was found just 5 km north of the city and it has been estimated that over 200,000 ounces of gold came out of this one mine. This ensured that Ballarat played a major part in the Victorian Gold Rush.