Places to visit
There's much to see in and around Buninyong of remarkable natural beauty and historical interest. As well as browsing local shops such as Awaking Dreams, Sew Special or Lana-Rose and enjoying a coffee in a Buninyong café, there are several interesting walks to take.
Calling in at the Buninyong Information Centre for maps and a chat with a local volunteer is a good place to start.
Buninyong Botanic Gardens and The Gong
Buninyong's pride is its lovely old-world Botanic Gardens and The Gong. Every season brings new perspectives on their life and beauty, making walks through the gardens and around the gong an endless pleasure.
More about the Gardens
In the heart of Buninyong, the new De Soza Park has picnic and toilet facilities, a playground and pleasant tree-lined walks along the Union Jack Creek.
More about Desoza Park
Lal Lal falls, September 08
Buninyong has a wonderful legacy of churches, shops, houses and public buildings still surviving from its early days. These can be freely seen, and some visited, during a leisurely walk around the township. The Buninyong and District Historical Society has produced a short a guide to such walks for those who would like more historical information.
More about Buninyong's historic buildings
- Ballarat Bird Park, Mt Helen
- Sovereign Hill
- Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
- Ballarat city shops & cafes
- Ballarat Observatory
- Kirrit Barreet
- The Eureka Centre
- Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat Botanical Gardens
- Ballarat Wildlife Park
- Yuulong Lavender Estate, Mt Egerton
For more information about accommodation and tourist attractions in and around Ballarat, visit the following websites:
visitballarat.com.au - City of Ballarat's official tourism website
ballarat.com - Ballarat Accommodation & Tourism Directory