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Ercildoun: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Lambley Nursery and Gardens


Located in Ascot and only a short drive form Ballarat, Lambley's Dry Garden featuring frost-hardy plants requiring very little watering is world renowned as a benchmark in dry climate and sustainable gardening.

The extensive Organic Vegetable Garden featuring trial beds for vegetable and flower seeds is open to the public throughout the year. Lambley's complex of gardens are an inspiration to visitors from around the world and a must-see for anyone planning a garden in the Australian climate.

David Glenn's Lambley Nursery and Garden is set around an old farmhouse in the hot dry wind swept plains of the central Victorian Goldfields. Lambley Nursery is a leading plant nursery supplying quality plants to all states except Northern Territory and Western Australia as well as on-site sales.

Visitors are most welcome to enjoy the gardens or picnic on the lawns. Groups by appointment.

Lambley Nursery and Gardens is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm everyday except Christmas Day.




395 Lesters Road
Ascot, VIC, 3364

Located 20.2K from Ercildoun

Ballarat Turf Club


The Ballarat Turf Club racing at Sportsbet-Ballarat, boasts one of provincial Victoria's premier racetracks, hosting an average of 30 race meetings in any race season, the most conducted on any grass circuit in regional Victoria.

The club boasts two grassed racing tracks and a Tier One training facility which accommodates over 300 horses each morning. The Ballarat Turf Club also features modern grandstand facilities and on-course member and visitor facilities, placing it at the forefront of the country racing industry.

The Ballarat Turf Club's feature event is the Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup. It is the concluding feature event of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival. The club's other feature meetings include the Petrogas Gold Nugget Race Day, Ladies Day, Total Tools Tradies Day and Porter Plant Cup Day.




240 Kennedys Road
Miners Rest, VIC, 3352

Located 22.0K from Ercildoun

Ballarat Golf Club


The Ballarat Golf Club has a long and proud history spanning back to 1895 as Australia's oldest continually played golf course. The championship course has been redesigned by Peter Thomson and Ross Perret and provides an outstanding experience for golfers of all levels.

The course has ranked amongst the top 100 public access courses in Australia by Golf Australia magazine in 2011, 2013 and 2015 and achieved rankings in Aus Golf's Top 100 Best Conditions and Course lists for the past three years. The course is fast becoming known as one of the best courses in Regional Victoria.

The club house is home to award winning Greenside bistro and bar, a fully stocked pro shop and modern conference and function facilities. Guests are always welcome and we offer fabulous play and stay packages for visitors.




1800 Sturt Street
Alfredton, VIC, 3350

Located 24.1K from Ercildoun

Ercildoun: Events

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
2016
      10th Jun
      11th Jun
      12th Jun
      13th Jun


7 Lawrence Street
Beaufort, VIC, 3373

Located 16.3K from Ercildoun

The Beauty of Winter at Mount Mitchell


Rug up and explore the beautiful gardens of the Mount Mitchell Estate in winter time.

The garden is a picture of bare branched deciduous trees. Lush green hedges, significant trees and expansive lawns create many beautiful garden rooms.

The magnificent Mount Mitchell homestead and numerous outbuildings of interest create an English country scene.

The National Trust listed stables will be converted to provide guests with numerous delicious winter food and beverage options. In the coach house, Devonshire teas will be served. Delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows will satisfy the children while warm mulled wine will warm up the grown ups.

Also within the stable complex, scrumptious bread rolls will be served with Mount Mitchell pumpkin soup and Pyrenees wines will be complimented with tasty cheese platters. Fire places will be lit, whilst a fire pit will memorise and warm up our visitors outside.

Guests will be interested to hear of the historic background of the property and be treated to some early artefacts of note.

The Mount Mitchell garden is a picture in winter, beautiful frosts sparkle the lawn, morning sunshine dabbles the light and the surrounding green paddocks create a winter haven.


Event Dates
2016
      24th Jul


3056 Sunraysia Highway,
3056 Sunraysia Hwy
Lexton, VIC, 3352

Located 16.5K from Ercildoun

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
2016
      4th Jun
      2nd Jul


Corner Havelock and Livingstone Streets
Beaufort, VIC, 3373

Located 16.7K from Ercildoun

Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup


Soak up the atmosphere and excitement of the premier sporting and social event on Ballarat's calendar; the 2016 Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup on Saturday, 19 November.

The Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup is ideally placed at the end of the popular Spring Racing Carnival, and is a perfect opportunity for racegoers to come together and enjoy themselves in the terrific setting of Sportsbet-Ballarat.

With a total of one million dollars in prize money and a racing program featuring the $200,000 Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup, plus events such as the $200,000 Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Classic, $100,000 Magic Millions 3YO Classic and the $100,000 Thomas Jewellers VOBIS Gold Bracelet, the quality of racing is truly outstanding.

If you are interested in the fashions make sure that you register for Myer Fashions on the Field. This event is always a highlite of the day.

The range of on-course dining options is exceptional and whether you are celebrating with friends and family, hosting a corporate event or simply enjoying a spectacular day of racing, the Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup has something for everyone's tastes.



Event Dates
2016
      19th Nov


240 Kennedys Road
Miners Rest, VIC, 3352

Located 22.0K from Ercildoun

IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat


IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat offers athletes a chance to create their own legacy in Victoria's thriving event city.

Athletes will commemorate the fallen heroes of the past as they pass the iconic War Memorials throughout the 1.9 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre cycle, 21.1 kilometre run course.

The 1.9 kilometre swimming leg takes in the 1956 Olympic rowing course of Lake Wendouree, which this year will also host the World Masters Rowing Regatta in October. The two lap, 90 kilometre bike course is steeped in history, encompassing the majestic Avenue of Honour and Arch of Victory. The final leg of IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat is a two lap, 21 kilometre run taking in the Steve Moneghetti Track, named after Ballarat's famous marathon Olympian.

This is an event to lock into the race calendar! Competitors have a chance to win one of 25 age group qualifying spots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship to be held in Austria during August 2015.

IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat has the potential to be one of the best events in Australia, with an exciting new course, great destination, close proximity to Melbourne and a unique grassroots flavour.

With an exciting new course, great destination, close proximity to Melbourne and a unique grassroots flavour, IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat is going to be an amazing event not to be missed.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Dec


Avenue of Honour
Ballarat central, VIC, 3350

Located 24.7K from Ercildoun

Art and Flowers


Come and visit this small, but enthusiastic group of flower minded members who create floral displays.

This year's event will incorporate an artist and a potter. The flower creations will interrupt some of their designs along with many other creations by the group's members.


Event Dates
2016
      23rd Sep
      24th Sep
      25th Sep


Gillies Street North,
Gillies St North
Wendouree, VIC, 3355

Located 24.8K from Ercildoun

Ercildoun: 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 16.5K from Ercildoun

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