Things to do

Oscar's is conveniently located directly opposite Central Square, Ballarat's Number One shopping centre. We are within walking distance to Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, cinemas and shops. Within 2km from the hotel are Sovereign Hill, the magnificent Botanical Gardens, Lake Wendouree, and the Prisoner of War Memorial.

Sovereign Hill
Ballarat’s most renowned tourist site. The open-air museum recreates aspects of Ballarat’s past as it was in the city’s gold mining heydey of the 1850’s.

Blood on the Southern Cross (Sovereign Hill)
Located at Sovereign Hill this after dark light and sound spectacular is a not to miss experience.

Gold Museum(Sovereign Hill)
Located at Sovereign Hill, the gold museum houses a glittering collection of nuggets, ornaments and coins.

Eureka Stockade Centre
Home of the Ballarat Information Centre. This state of the art information centre uses a range of multi-media technology to bring the Eureka story vividly to life.

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
The oldest regional gallery in Australia, see Colonial and Goldfields masterpieces, Heidelberg school paintings and the famous Eureka Flag.

Ballarat Wildlife and Reptile Park

Lake Wendouree & Botanical Gardens

Gold Rush Mini Golf
Home of the Big Miner.

Ballarat Bird World

The Australian Ex-Prisoner of War Memorial (Ballarat Botanical Gardens)

Elysium Day Spa

Please ask reception for more information on local attractions and events.