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Lydiard Street

Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 419 385 577
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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Thanks to the gold rush days Ballarat became very wealthy and no expense was spared on many of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
Historic value

All the streets in the CBD in Ballarat are wonderful to walk through. The city that gold built... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
david w
Cowes, Australia
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Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 419 385 577
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to the gold rush days Ballarat became very wealthy and no expense was spared on many of the fine, historical buildings. Lydiard, Church and other Streets around the town centre house several historical buildings and it is like stepping back in time. Some worthy...More

Thank Uhuru6948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the streets in the CBD in Ballarat are wonderful to walk through. The city that gold built, through hard work and sacrifice. Lydiard st north in particular is a great place to visit for the houses alone.

1  Thank david w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Architecture in this street and around the corner in Sturt Street is excellent and takes you back one hundred years or so.Well worth a stroll along the street if in Ballarat.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Lovely street, but over Christmas/New Year there is a jazz convention held here with hundreds of visitors, BUT there are very few restaurants open. The owners are missing out on some very good business.

Thank Diana O
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

One of the old historical parts of Ballarat. Some lovely old pubs, a couple of old churches with magnificent organs. Don't miss an organ recital if on. The Railway Hotel as written about in Banjo Paterson's poem. And all handy to the cafes etc. of...More

Thank Llywellyn1942
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The architecture and the old buildings gives you a great feeling of the past in a modern city. Many places to eat and drink.

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

within 10 years of the gold rush ballarat was home to some of the finest period buildings in the world due to influx of wealth. if you are waiting at ballarat station for a bus or train it's an easy walk to enjoy.. head to...More

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Well preserved old buildings along Lydiard Street and most of them are still in service. These old buildings are beautiful.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We stayed at The George Hotel on Lydiard Street, Ballarat. The street takes you back in time. I do believe that some episodes of Doctor Blake were filmed on this street.

Thank CairnsScotty
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Obviously the town fathers are trying their best to preserve and enhance the street which is the absolute centre of the old ballerat .And well done them!

Thank nedrow5791
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