The Hotel: Mercure Ballarat Lodge And Convention Centre
Enveloped in acres of landscaped gardens, Mercure Ballarat Lodge And Convention Centre invites travellers to take a break from reality, just over an hour drive from the business of Melbourne CBD. Guests can visit the Sovereign Hill Museum, set just opposite of the hotel, visit the nearby historical centre, or simply take a stroll around the hotel’s lake. When hunger strikes, guests can treat their taste buds to a burger, steak or something sweet at the bistro bar.
With a direct access to the gardens and bushland, the modern rooms make for a perfect base for unwinding. Relaxation can be brought to the next level with a visit at the on-site day spa offering numerous treatments, sauna and hydrotherapy pool.
- Bed size/type: Double or twin bedding
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- The room comes complete with air conditioning, tea- and coffee-making facilities, LCD TV, in-room safe and ironing facilities
The Area: Ballarat, VIC
A city with its roots steeped in gold, Ballarat still exhibits its rich beginnings in the grandeur of the Victorian-era architecture that forms the city centre. Any trip is incomplete without a visit to the re-created gold-mining village at Sovereign Hill. Take a trip back in time to the 1860s and test out panning skills in the stream littered with tiny treasures or explore the original equipment and mine shaft. Be sure to head inside an old-style lolly shop for a sweet treat to enjoy while taking in the nightly sound-and-light show, Blood on the Southern Cross.