The Eureka Lodge Motel is located in Ballarat 110k from Melbourne and occupies a peaceful garden location in close proximity to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. The Stockade, a dramatic event in history, is widely considered to be a vital element in the evolution of Australian democracy and will afford you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Ballarat’s compelling heritage atmosphere. The motel is a short stroll to a quality outdoor heated pool and Eureka Stockade parklands.
The Lodge features an array of different room choices to accommodate your stay in Ballarat. Single Room with one queen bed (sleeps 1 person), the Queen Room with one queen bed (sleeping 2), the Family Room for 4 contains one queen bed, two single beds and one extra bed (sleeping 4+), or the Family Room for 5 with one queen bed, three single beds and one extra bed (sleeping 5+), the Twin Room has one queen bed, one single bed and three twin beds (sleeping 6+). Lastly, the choice of an Apartment-style room with one queen bed, two single beds and one extra bed (sleeping 5).
Motel extras consist of spacious off-street parking to accommodate larger vehicles and trailers, wheelchair access and disabled bathrooms available.
Ballarat’s Eureka Lodge Motel is an accommodation that exudes comfort. In a peaceful location yet within close range to Ballarat’s civic centre, the motel presents an excellent base to explore the city and historical Eureka precinct.
Consider a visit to Ballarat’s many outlying townships. Buninyong, Smythesdale, Scarsdale, Beaufort, Learmonth, Talbot, Avoca, Moonambel, Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford/ Hepburn Springs and Smeaton, all towns with a diverse range of local attractions, wineries, day spas, campsites, markets and biking/hiking trails.
Ballarat has a variety of tourist attractions and activities for everybody, with a short effortless trip to all due to the central location of your accommodation.
Visitors to Ballarat will become engrossed in the dramatic events of the Eureka Rebellion and thankfully there is much to see and learn about this battle in 1854. The multi-million dollar sound and light show named ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ at Sovereign Hill is a stirring and emotional tribute to the city’s history. If, however you are interested in learning more about this pivotal event, consider a visit to Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E.) where a series of programs, exhibitions, historical objects, and personal stories will add new significance to this poignant moment in Australia’s history.
This ever popular attraction is an outdoor museum that recreates the bustling and exciting goldfields of Sovereign Hill during the first decade of Ballarat’s gold rush era. Costumed characters and historically accurate settings breathe life into a bygone era where you can pan for gold, take a guided mine tour, ride through town on a horse drawn carriage or sample shopping, hotels, schools and theatres of the 1850’s. By night take pleasure in ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’, a multi-million dollar show that encapsulates the dramatic Eureka Uprising of 1854.
Australia’s oldest and most significant regional gallery, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, is home to major collections of our country’s finest artworks from our colonial heritage through to the present day. A variety of quality exhibitions and events are unveiled regularly with excellent educational programs for all ages.
Ballarat presents a vast array of trails and tracks catering to both city and country interests. The Webster Street Heritage Trail is a great introduction to the historical precinct of the civic centre, passing through many memorable sites. Should you prefer to set out amongst Ballarat’s natural beauty, The Goldfields Track will transport you through quiet pastoral countryside, forests and local towns.
An assortment of other trails and bushwalks exist, around Lake Wendouree, Yarrowee River, Victoria Park, and the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail, all differing in complexity from beginner tracks through to courses for experienced walkers.
With rest and recuperation in mind, Ballarat is home to a number of quality day spas well worth a visit. Set in the serene gardens of Ballarat Lodge, the Ballarat Sanctuary & Day Spa has many beauty and indulgence packages available to clients or take a swim in the hydrotherapy pool. Elysium Day Spa provides (as the word ‘Elysium’ suggests) a place of perfect bliss for guests with an opportunity to relax and enjoy products and treatments with professional, experienced therapists.
Total Body Elegance Day Spa is yet another quality establishment providing leading equipment and products in an environment that is both private and meticulously presented.