Reveal Ballarat's Past

Tours


Experience the cityscape as it was in past centuries. This tour will take you from the Bridge Mall up a path in the middle of Ballarat's 'grand boulevarde' Sturt Street, and along the footpaths of Lydiard and Doveton streets - you'll cross several streets and intersections on a self-guided walk of about an hour. Please be careful of oncoming traffic at all times and peruse your phone or device with care on Ballarat's streets and footpaths.

Beginnings of Ballarat

Corner of Sturt and Grenville St

Alfred Hall

Grenville St

Bridge Street corner

Bottom of Sturt St

Robbie Burns and Loafers' Tree

Sturt and Lydiard St Intersection

The Corner

Corner of Sturt and Lydiard St

Burke and Wills statue

Sturt and Lydiard St Intersection

Craig's Hotel

Lydiard St Sth

Phoenix rail remnants

Sturt and Armstrong St Intersection

Crocker's

Corner of Sturt St and Armstrong St Nth

Criterion/Tunbridges/Lester's

Corner of Sturt St and Armstrong St Nth

A frosty tradition

Sturt and Doveton St Nth Intersection

Market Square

Corner of Doveton St Nth and Mair Sts

Ballarat baths

Corner of Mair and Armstrong St

Seek out curious stories of Ballarat's past through looking up in this tour. Explore the city's laneways and buildings to find the faded advertising signs and discover the people, places and innovative industries that made Ballarat. You'll cross several streets and intersections on a self-guided walk of about an hour. Please be careful of oncoming traffic at all times and peruse your phone or device with care on Ballarat's streets and footpaths.

Stones's

106 Bridge Mall

Gears Chemist

100 Bridge Mall

Ipana Toothpaste

104 Sturt Street

Mobil Oil

20-22 Lydiard St

YMCA

40 Camp St

Pratts/Kelsalls/Smail Bros

Cnr Mair and Camp street

The Palace Hotel

101 Lydiard St Nth

F.S Howie Dentist

103 Lydiard St Nth

Printers & Bookbinders

105 Lydiard St Nth

McAlpin's

105 Lydiard St Nth

Isaac Abraham

213 Mair St

Hames & Woodward

27 Armstrong St Nth

Roy Hammond Signs

24 Armstrong St Nth (lane)

Jim Welsh Dance Studio

12 Armstrong St Nth

Royal Bank

Cnr Town Hall Lane & Sturt St

Cecile Black

422 Sturt Street

Ballarat Disposals

424 Sturt Street

Pencil Mark Lane

Cnr Pencil Mark Lane & Doveton St Nth

Dixon Bros Produce Merchant

25 Doveton St Nth (lane)

Geo A Lemke Quality Canvas

38 Doveton St Nth (Lane)

L.E Cutter Coach Builder

110-112 Armstrong St Sth

Ballarat Bertie

Cnr Eyre & Lyons St

Velvet Soap

618 Lydiard St Nth