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When to go

The very warmest time is during the height of Australian summer, from late January to early February, when temperatures average 28 degrees. For a smorgasbord of the best of Ballarat’s food scene, visit during the Plate Up Festival in May: the month-long foodie festival showcases local producers, boutique vintners and craft beer brewers.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Melbourne Tullamarine and Avalon airport is 117 kilometres away (a two-hour drive).
  • Trains

    Ballarat station connects Ballarat to Melbourne and Bendigo.
  • Automobiles

    It takes about an hour and a half to drive from Melbourne.