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Ballyrogan: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mount Buangor State Park

Explore a variety of landscapes including eucalypt forest, creek flats, waterfalls and steep escarpments at Mount Buangor State Park. From the peak of Mount Buangor, the highest in the area, you can experience spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

There is a 15 kilometre network of walking tracks in the park; many extend into the adjoining Mount Cole State Forest. Middle Creek is a good spot for large groups to camp or for camping in caravans.

The section of the Bukkertillible and Sugarloaf walks between The Cave and 2 Mile Circuit is a semi remote and steep walk suitable for experienced bushwalkers only. Please be aware that in wet conditions this section of track can become quite slippery.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters.

Before you go:
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Ferntree Gully Road
Middle Creek, VIC, 3375

Located 12.2K from Ballyrogan

Langi Ghiran State Park

Rugged granite peaks and gentle sloping woodlands are the dominant features of this park. A pleasant walk to the mountain summit presents a view of ancient red gums on the surrounding plains skirted by Mount Buangor in the east and the Grampians in the distant west. Lar-ne-jeering (Langi Ghiran) is from the Djab Wurrung language meaning 'home of the black cockatoo'.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Western Highway
Dobie, VIC, 3377

Located 15.7K from Ballyrogan

Ararat Railway Museum

The Ararat Railway Museum is managed by the Ararat Railway Heritage Association, who formed in 1995 to preserve some of the history of the railways from the region.

The Museum contains two historically significant signal boxes. Signal Box 'A' was one of two signal boxes at the Ararat Station which were commissioned on 26 October 1891. The Box was located at the Melbourne end of the Ararat Yard (east end).

The other 'B' Box stood at the Stawell end of the Yard (west end). 'B' Box remained until 10 November 1984 when alterations in the Ararat Yard forced its closure and demolition. 'B' Box was originally built with 65 levers in February 1921, a further seven levers were added, bringing the total to its present number of 72. The levers are painted red for signals, blue for lock bars and black for points to operate the movement of trains at the Melbourne end of the Yard and were interlocked to prevent unsafe and conflicting train movements, thus ensuring the impossibility of trains colliding.

Ararat Signal Box 'A' was decommissioned May 1995. The Historic Buildings Council has determined Signal Box 'A' and signal posts Ararat Railway Complex are of special significance to the State of Victoria. They were included on the Historic Buildings Council Register on 14 day of September 1995.

New members to the Ararat Railway Heritage Association are welcomed.

Corner of King Street & Birdwood Avenue
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 23.7K from Ballyrogan

Langi Morgala Museum

The Langi Morgala Museum holds large and varied social history collections in trust for the town of Ararat and district.

The large eclectic collection covers a wide variety of themes of local importance, and includes objects from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Some of the individual collections are comprehensive and have been gathered with intent to demonstrate the history of a movement or an organisation over time. Others are less complete, and some items are without provenance. The museum includes some collections and individual items of a wider than local significance.

The museum artifact, photographic and document collection is made up largely of donations by individuals within the Ararat district. The museum collection is mainly displayed under glass in cabinets with larger items on open display. Some domestic items are on open display in four themed "rooms".

Large pieces of machinery are displayed outside, along with the refurbished blacksmiths shop. The collection is strong in aspects of the nineteenth and early twentieth century history of the town and district. Some more contemporary items, such as those relating to local World Champion and Olympic Cyclist Shane Kelly OAM and other local community organisations are also in the collection.

The museum also houses the largest collection of Aboriginal artifacts in Victoria, (the Mooney and Best collections), and items provenanced to the Ararat goldfields as well as objects from the large squatters estates in the district, items relating to farming, commerce, war, social, domestic and community life. The surviving collection of an earlier Ararat Borough Museum set up around 1900 also form part of the collection.

A rare 1603 James I silver shilling is also exhibited in the Museums coin collection

Ararat's Premier value for money venue

48 Queen Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 23.7K from Ballyrogan

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Located in the heart of Ararat in the landmark Town Hall, Ararat Regional Art Gallery offers a varied program encompassing national touring exhibitions, aspects of the permanent collection and exhibitions by visiting textile fibre and regional artists.

The Gallery was established in 1968 and has a unique place amongst Australia's public galleries through its longstanding commitment to supporting and promoting textile and fibre art - a curatorial and collection focus that began in the early 1970s.

While the permanent collection is not always on display, the Gallery maintains its dedication to highlighting excellence, innovation and diversity in contemporary textile fibre art practice through an annual exhibition program that features visiting artists and touring exhibitions.

Vincent Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 23.9K from Ballyrogan

Ballyrogan: Events

Beaufort Market

Held in Memorial Park, the Beaufort Market offers a range of goods for sale from produce and plants to second-hand goods and jewellery.

The market also includes a sausage sizzle raising money for local charities. Stay for lunch and see what this great little town has to offer! The market is held on the first Saturday of every month.

Event Dates
      6th Feb
      5th Mar
      2nd Apr
      7th May
      4th Jun
      2nd Jul

Corner Havelock and Livingstone Streets
Beaufort, VIC, 3373

Located 21.9K from Ballyrogan

Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale

The Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale is on in Beaufort over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend in June each year.

The four-day annual event is an opportunity to view work of the region's artists.

The event is on at the Beaufort Shire Hall each year. A wide range of art styles will be presented at the Exhibition with something for everyone's taste.

Event Dates
      10th Jun
      11th Jun
      12th Jun
      13th Jun

7 Lawrence Street
Beaufort, VIC, 3373

Located 22.3K from Ballyrogan

Ararat Makers and Growers Market

The Ararat Makers and Growers Market showcases local producers, artists and makers.

To be part of our market, our requirements are simple; if you live in the Ararat, Pyrenees or Grampians regions and if you designed, made, grew or produced it yourself, you can sell it!

With jewellery, wine, ceramics, fresh produce, teas, art and much more, there's something for everyone at this growing market!

Stalls open 10am - 2pm at the Ararat Regional Art Gallery.

Event Dates
      23rd Jan
      19th Mar
      7th May
      11th Jun

Vincent Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 23.8K from Ballyrogan

Educating Rita - A Production by Christine Harris and HIT

Educating Rita - Starring Colin Moody and Francesca Bianchi

Frank is a cynical, burnt-?out English professor who drinks far too much whiskey. Rita is a hairdresser and a bit naive. She has, however, a wonderful and indeed desperate thirst for knowledge and she chooses Frank of all people to introduce her to culture.

Friday, 1 July - 7.30 pm

Duration: Two hours and 15 minutes including interval

Audience: MA15+

Please call, email or visit the website for more information.

Event Dates
      1st Jul

Corner Barkly & Vincent Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Located 23.9K from Ballyrogan

Ballyrogan: Travel Tips

Beaufort Visitor Information Centre

The Beaufort Visitor Information Centre is located close to the Mount Cole State Forest, Mount Buangor State Park, Beaufort Lake and Goldfields Recreation Reserve.

Activities in the area include hiking, camping, boating, fishing, golfing, hang gliding, heritage walks, cafes, art and antique shopping and more.

Events in the surrounding area include the Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally, Beaufort Agricultural Show and the Avoca Races.

The Beaufort Visitor Information Centre is open daily and offers internet access in addition to tourist information.

72 Neill Street
Beaufort, VIC, 3373

Located 22.1K from Ballyrogan

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