Ballarat is located in the southeast of Australia. The city is just over 100 kilometers northwest of Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria. In the century before last, Ballarat was the center of gold mining on the continent and the largest city in the state. You can learn about this exciting page in the city's history at the Gold Museum. It also houses a collection of gold nuggets, coins, and other artifacts. You should definitely visit Sovereign Hill, the largest open-air museum in the country. Its inhabitants abandoned the town after the closure of mines at the beginning of the last century. The atmosphere of the XIX century has been preserved here, and tourists have a chance to wash the golden sand or find precious metal bars when visiting the abandoned mine. It is also worth visiting the museums of planes and trams, the Botanical Garden, the zoo, walk along the streets of the city with Victorian buildings.
Before the trip, you should calculate the approximate budget that you will require for the travel: