Ballarat Begonia Festival

4 Days -Saturday 9th to Tuesday 12th March 2024

Accommodation: Bell Tower Motor Inn, Ballarat

Highlights of the tour:

  • «Join us on this wonderful tour to Ballarat to see the beautiful begonias at the Ballarat Botanic Gardens across from lovely Lake Wendouree.
  • «Stop at Kaniva to admire the beautiful Australian Hobby Bird painted on the silos as well as the colourful sheep that line the main street .
  • «Learn about Ballarat and the gold rush era on a town tour.
  • «Visit the Eureka Centre and the Eureka Stockade Memorial Park, located at the site of the Eureka Stockade uprising, where the gold miners fought the authorities and police for better working rights.
  • «Spend the afternoon at the Ballarat Wildlife Park, walking around the lovely grounds looking at native animals OR spend the afternoon at Sovereign Hill, a re-creation of the gold fields and town at Ballarat.
  • «See the night time show, “Aura” at Sovereign Hill.  Explore the creation, discovery and impact of gold on the past and present.  The gritty story of gold, rebellion, gunfights, triumphs and tragedies will show the drama of Ballarat’s history.
  • «Spend time at the Ballarat Begonia Festival, which has the rarest collection of begonias in the Southern hemisphere.  See over 500 varieties and 1000 beautiful begonia flowers.  Wander around at your leisure, listen to the live music, watch the performances and the Begonia Festival Parade and be entertained by the celebrity chefs .
  • «See, “’A Very Fine Yarn” exhibition  and go shopping at the Creswick Woollen Mill, the only coloured woollen spinning mill in Australia.
  • «Learn the fascinating story about Johhny Mullagh and Australia’s first international touring sports team -the first XI Aboriginal cricket team.


  • « Morning tea provided on Day 1
  • « Fully cooked or continental breakfast on Day 2, 3 and 4
  • « Lunch provided on Day 1 and 4
  • « Enjoy two course dinner on Day 1, 2 and 3
  • « Entrance to Museums/attractions listed
  • « Fully escorted with a tour host
  • « Deluxe coach travel


Twin/Double Share: $1,497 per person
Single Supplement: $ 270 for 3 nights