Category Archives: Ballarat

Ballarat Sovereign Hill Winter Wonderlights Festival – things to do with kids!

We were invited to visit the Ballarat Winter Wonderlights and found a magical winter wonderland to delight every family! Winter is usually the time to batten down the hatches and stay indoors, but the Ballarat Winter Festival is the perfect excuse to take a weekend or winter school holidays trip away, and banish those Melbourne […]

Road Trip! Day 12 – Ballarat – and the road home…

And so in the blink of an eye, our last holiday day dawned. We had been on the road for nearly two weeks, and although we’d been having a brilliant time, we had reached the point where we needed to go home to touch base – you know, wash clothes, visit the pets, read the mail…that […]

Going back in time at Sovereign Hill gold mining village, Ballarat

We had a free day today in Ballarat and were invited to explore the Sovereign Hill outdoor museum! Sovereign Hill is a really fun and educational (but don’t tell the kids that!) day out with the family.  We had seen the Sound and Light show there last night, and were keen to explore this historical tourist park in daylight. Rest-assured, you are […]

Road Trip! Day 10 – Port Fairy – Warrnambool – Ballarat

We bid good bye to our gorgeous waterfront villa and hit the road again today. It was at this point that we decided to leave the coast. We had reached the end of the Great Ocean road and its amazing sights officially at Warrnambool, and although Port Fairy was well worth the extra drive to […]

Sovereign Park Motor Inn family review – Ballarat

Our family love the Sovereign Park Motor Inn for various reasons – we stayed there during our recent Victorian road trip and found it to be a home-away-from-home… I like the Sovereign Park Motor Inn because it ticks all of my Motor Inn boxes. Firstly, their location is just about perfect – not far from the […]