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Ballarat Railway Station

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It is massive but maintains the character, the heritage, the sense of Wealth of the Gold Rush. We... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Daylesford, Australia
Nice old building

Built in the mid-1800's the public areas of this station appear to be in pretty good nick. It is... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 9619 1111
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

It is massive but maintains the character, the heritage, the sense of Wealth of the Gold Rush. We met a Visitor travelling up from Melbourne. All was easy. Worth a visit here.

Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great please to see while in Ballarat. As are all the wonderful buildings in this town. Just sitting watching the trains on the old station is a delight

Thank Therese H
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We came here by train but it wasn't until we came back on a walking tour that we got more information about the station. It is one of only about 3 covered stations left in Australia as most others were "modernised" at some point. A...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Built in the mid-1800's the public areas of this station appear to be in pretty good nick. It is, after all, an old station and will lose its charm if everything is modernised. The old pedestrian bridge across the tracks is an interesting relic of...More

Thank Joan0452013
Reviewed 24 May 2018

its very old yet still very beautiful in the way it looks. It does however need an upgrade as it is showing its years they have a cafe not the best of spots to get something to eat but if your rushing to get on...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I'm pretty sure I heard in the news once that there was an upgrade coming for the train station. I feel like It could so with some simple modern features. But the staff are friendly and the trains run on time, so really can't complain.

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is where we ended our Australian adventure by catching the airport shuttle bus to Melbourne...but not before we had studied the architecture and gazed in awe at the ornate features. It's worth a moment or two here...

Thank David H
Reviewed 9 April 2018

A great place to visit either by car or train. Make sure you look to see a train coming from the bridge between platforms.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We took a walking tour with Andrew of Ballarat Heritage Tours and this was one of the stops along the way. He does a very informative tour of downtown with hints of other activities in which to participate. Highly recommend him.

Thank CodyWyomingite
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Stands tall at the northern end of Lydiard Street. Dating back to the late 1800s this grand historic building can easily be incorporated inrto exploration of the area, Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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David S
25 September 2015|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
Hi David You could try the railway station or the Ballarat Historical Society Hope this assists Paul