Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies
5-7 Humffray Street North
Ballarat, VI 3350
Phone: (61) 3 53313277
Fax: (61) 3 5332 3855
5-7 Humffray Street North, Ballarat, VI, AU, 3350
- Phone: (61) 3 53313277
- Fax: (61) 3 5332 3855
Daylesford, the spa capital of Victoria is renowned for the healing waters of its many mineral springs, each with a unique chemical makeup. A fashionable resort in the late 1800s, Daylesford and nearby Hepburn Springs are just as popular today. Do not miss a dip in a spa, sauna, flotation pool, or at least taste the spring waters. Other things to do include a boat ride on Daylesford's pretty lake or a historic train trip through the Wombat State Foresu. The town's main Vincent Street is a warren of gourmet eateries and trendy shops.
Pyrenees is a region popular for its vineyards and wineries and the foremost plantation was raised here in 1848.
Castlemaine dates from Victoria's thriving gold rush days. The town's sandstone buildings are steeped in history and include the Powder Museum, monument to explorers Burke and Wills, the Old Castlemaine Gaol and many fine galleries. The magnificent architecture of the Castlemaine Market (now a gold rush museum) is a showpiece of the town's once-prosperous status. Stroll around Lake Joanna to Barkers Creek, the site of the first gold find in Victoria. Or try some traditional Castlemaine Rock candy. First made in 1853 and popular with the gold diggers, its recipe is still a closely-guarded family secret.
The Avalon Airport is situated in Lara, Victoria. Comprising of only one runway, this is one of the busiest airports, and caters to four domestic carriers. The airport plays host to the Australian International Airshow. Call ahead on the toll free number +1800 28 2566 or visit the website to know more.
Located right near the tip of the southeastern part of Australia, Geelong embodies the charm of a vacation destination. Just about an hour from Melbourne, the bustling capital of Victoria, Geelong is blessed with pristine beaches, sandy shores, a rich cultural heritage, and a stunning city landscape. As with the rest of Australia, Geelong was first inhabited by the native Aboriginal people, of the Wathuarong tribe. The European settlers arrived as late as the 1800s, and the city was officially established in 1836. The city's cultural wealth is evident in the range of events and festivals that take place here, like the Royal Geelong Show, the Geelong Heritage Festival, and the Pako Festival. Call to know more.