Melbourne to Ballarat by limousine–

Distance: 112kms : Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Gold was discovered in the central regions of Victoria around 1850 and the miners thronged to it as the cry ‘Gold’ echoed around the globe. Mining towns blossomed as more and more miners arrived to try their luck and in doing so transformed the landscape with their diggings and with grand hotels and public buildings.

Capture the excitement of those times even today by visiting the scene of Australia’s one and only revolution -  ‘The Eureka Stockade of 1854’ – put down fiercely by the Victorian constabulary.

    • Bacchus Marsh – where the Ballarat Wines

Cobb & Co. stagecoaches rested Famous for cold climate wines

     on their way westwards. pinot noir, chardonnay and elegant

  • Ballarat – enjoy this gracious sparkling wines. Recent successes

City, now a well known destination with riesling and shiraz.

for locally produced wine and food. The wineries ---

  • Eureka Stockade – site of the * Captain Cook Organic Winery

1854 Miner’s Rebellion. * Eastern Peake Vineyard

  • Sovereign Hill – an authentic * Mount Beckworth Wines

recreation of the 1850s gold * Mount Buninyong Winery

mining town. * Mt Coghill Vineyard

  • Chinese Village – highlights * St Anne’s Vineyard

Chinese involvement in the gold rush. * Whitehorse Wines

  • Ballarat Wildlife Park – mix

in the well-planned fauna reserve Refer brochure -

with native Australian animals. THE WINE REGIONS OF VICTORIA


  • Clunes – take a scenic drive to the      for further detailed information.

the village of Clunes and back via

Creswick, visiting wineries along