Plan your Festival

Program

Plan your heritage experience during May, download our full program* of events here.

*dates and times may be subject to change if required. For all up to date information be sure to check the event listing on this website.

Calendar of events

Create your own festival itinerary: download our Heritage Festival Calendar of events* here.

*dates and times may be subject to change if required. For all up to date information be sure to check the event listing on this website.

Plan your visit

Wondering how to get to the venue to experience your event 

Accomodation

Visiting Ballarat for Heritage Festival? you’ll need to sleep every now and then. Our accommodation partners are looking forward to keeping you content during your stay in January. 

Spend the Night at the Hill

Sovereign Hill – FAMILY PACKAGE

Spend the night at the Hill whilst exploring this year’s Ballarat’s Heritage Festival! Relive the 1850s, with an overnight stay steps from the iconic museum and enjoy our famous miner’s lunch in the beauty of our historical buildings. There’s plenty to see and do. Gold panning, sweets experiences and candle making are sure to impress before you enjoy the best of Ballarat after a full night’s rest at the Sovereign Hill Hotel.

Daily throughout the Festival

Sovereign Hill

Cost: $279 for two adults (18+) and two children (under 15) additional children available on request, additional costs apply

Bookings: 5337 1199 or bookings@sovereignhill.com.au

Spend the Night at the Hill

Sovereign Hill – COUPLES PACKAGE

Spend the night at the Hill whilst exploring this year’s Ballarat’s Heritage Festival! Relive the 1850s, with an overnight stay steps from the iconic museum and enjoy our famous miner’s lunch in the beauty of our historical buildings. There’s plenty to see and do. Gold panning, sweets experiences and candle making are sure to impress before you enjoy the best of Ballarat after a full night’s rest at the Sovereign Hill Hotel.

Daily throughout the Festival

Sovereign Hill

Cost: $219 for two adults (18+)

Bookings: 5337 1199 or bookings@sovereignhill.com.au

Craig’s Royal

Murder Mystery Dinner/Luncheon

A sumptuous heritage experience! Combine staying overnight at the gorgeous Craig’s Hotel and attend the Murder Mystery Dinner or Luncheon at the historic Ballaarat Mechanics Institute. A host and 4 suspects will guide party guests through a murder mystery based on Ballarat’s shady past while a 3-course meal is served. Party guests can dress up in 1870s costume or modern-day cocktail attire. The story follows William Bailey, a paranoid and vain trickster from the Ballarat Goldrush era, who has just tricked the Learmonth family into selling him a profitable gold mine. The package includes an overnight stay at the luxurious Craig’s Hotel with breakfast included.

Saturday 8 May and Saturday 22 May

Craig’s Hotel and Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (Humffray Room)

Cost: From $555 for one night’s accommodation with breakfast included and two Murder Mystery tickets

Bookings: craigsroyal.com.au/accommodation/packages

Ballarat Quest

Heritage Festival Offering

For the duration of Heritage Festival Quest Ballarat Station is offering 15% off the best available rate for online bookings.

Subject to availability

7 – 30 May

Quest Ballarat Station

Cost: 15% off best available Rate

Bookings: questballaratstation.com.au

Itineraries

Need some inspiration for your time in Ballarat across the Ballarat Heritage Festival, we have your getaway sorted  

Weekend Family Fun
2 nights  

Weekend Stay at Sovereign Hill  
Dinner @ the Red Lion Hotel  

Weekend Couple escape  
2 nights 

Weekend Stay at Quest Apartments Ballarat Train Station. 

Gin  
Craft Lab Design Expo  
Dinner @ George Hotel  

Eat & Drink  
1 night  

Weekend stay at Craigs Royal Hotel  
Aunty Jacks Beer School  

On Tour 
1 night  

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