A night at the trots

The Ballarat and District Trotting Club offers much more than just a night at the trots.

VIDEO | Patrick’s milestone celebration

THE world’s oldest known common wombat in captivity has reached an incredible milestone. Ballarat’s Patrick the Wombat will celebrate his 31st birthday this weekend with a series of wombat-friendly shenanigans. The party will feature a true Australian barbecue, live music, children’s activities, photo opportunities and the chance to taste some of Patrick’s personalised wine. The…

Delving into past, present and future

WORDSMITHS and lovers of literature will have the chance to delve into Australia’s past, present and future when the Melbourne Writers Festival comes to town.

Trunk treasures

BALLARAT’S best boutiques will be put under the spotlight as part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Ballarat Regional Extension trunk show. With more than a dozen operators set to sell their clothing, accessories, wares and services, the event will put the city on the map as an on-trend shopping destination. Owner of local perfumery Sweet Fern,…

Vera Blue takes Ballarat

TICKETS are selling out fast, but you’ve still got a chance to catch Vera Blue’s show when she heads to Ballarat at the end of the month.

Wine to write home about

SEVEN wineries from the Pyrenees region have received five red star ratings from the nationally-recognised James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 edition.

Harnessing creativity

OVER the years, Ballarat has experienced an ebb and flow when it comes to live music.

Sussing out the great home turf

NEXT time you’re in Ballarat, you should consider sussing out the home turf of horse-racing greats Michelle Payne and Darren Weir.

An authentic culinary experience

CLOSE your eyes and imagine yourself by the Mediterranean shore – sun shining bright, glistening waters, and a plate of culinary delights awaiting you.