Check out our fave places to bunk up in Ballarat below. From shoestring to living the dream, we’ve got you covered. Want to go in one deeper? Find the complete list of accommodation options can be found at Visit Ballarat.
PITCH A TENT
Want to rock up to a pitched tent right next door to Spilt Milk? Rent-a-Tent will have tents already set up for you and your mates for the weekend. You can book yourself bedding, lights and extras or bring your own goods! Read up on camping FAQs and tent options here.
If you’re bringing a car, be sure to buy a camping parking pass as well.
Camping and parking tix go on sale through Moshtix 8AM Wednesday 11 May.
If you’ve got your own tent set up, you can grab a site at BIG4 Goldfields and BIG4 Windmill in Ballarat. Both BIG4s are a 9-minute drive from Spilt Milk. They’ve also got cabins and a bunch of other accommodation options to scout.
The Western Hotel is your best bet for budget backpacker accommodation. It’s a 15-minute walk from Ballarat CBD and a 20-minute walk to Victoria Park.
The Eastern Hotel Accommodation is a good budget option on the far side of the CBD. It’s a little further to Spilt Milk, but super close to public transport which can take you straight to Victoria Park.
FedLiving from Federation Uni have single and double rooms available as well as private units for up to 10 people. They’ve put together packages for Spilt Milk for a 2-night stay including bedding + free parking. Check them out here.
If you’re looking to throw in with your mates, here are the best apartment options in Ballarat. Most of these are one- and two-bedroom apartments in the CBD, around a 9-minute bus trip to the entrance of Spilt Milk in Victoria Park.
- Ansonia on Lydiard
- Ballarat Premier Apartments
- Central City Motor Inn
- George Hotel Ballarat
- Heritage on Lydiard
- Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments
- Mid City Hotel Ballarat
- Quest Apartment Hotels
If you wanted to treat yourself to a boutique hotel, you can book a room at the luxurious Provincial Hotel. For a more antique lux feel, Craig’s Hotel is the oldest hotel in Ballarat and boasts 5 stars.
Keen for something a bit homier? Check into one of Ballarat’s Airbnb spots.
STAYING OUT OF TOWN?
If you’re staying outside of Ballarat, it’s a super easy day trip, with regional charter buses, private bus parking and more. Check out the best ways to get to Ballarat and back in a day here.