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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

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
2017
      7th Jan
      4th Feb
      4th Mar
      1st Apr
      6th May
      3rd Jun
      1st Jul
      5th Aug


Corner Havelock and Livingstone Streets
Beaufort, VIC, 3373

Located 16.7K from Ercildoun

109th Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally


Step back in time to a world of blacksmiths, steam engines and vintage machinery at the Lake Goldsmith Steam and Vintage Rally.

Held twice a year this event attracts people from across the country to view vintage machinery at its finest.

There are 65 display sheds with steam and oil engines, operational 90-tonne Ruston steam shovel, Buyrus rail-mounted steam shovel, Furphy tank rebarelling, blacksmith, grand parade daily, children's activities, parents' room, second-hand goods sales, stalls, crafts and food.


Event Dates
2017
      6th May
      7th May


1234 Lake Goldsmith-Carngham Road
Lake Goldsmith, VIC, 3373

Located 20.9K from Ercildoun

Ballarat Swap Meet


The Ballarat Swap Meet is a unique event where enthusiasts come from all over Australia to buy or sell a tremendous range of parts from cars and motor cycles through to car manuals, tools and other collectibles. The swap meet is conducted each year on the last weekend of February with trading occuring on Friday and Saturday.

There are 2,500 sites set-up beside the Ballarat Airport, on Airport Road. Attendance is always around the 25,000 mark.


Event Dates
2017
      24th Feb
      25th Feb


Airport Road
Mitchell park, VIC, 3352

Located 21.7K 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 30 age group qualifying spots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship to be held in Chattanooga Tennessee USA during September 2017.

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.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Dec


Avenue of Honour
Ballarat central, VIC, 3350

Located 24.7K from Ercildoun

Ballarat Begonia Festival


Regional Victoria's largest flower festival, the Ballarat Begonia Festival, attracts more than 60,000 spectators annually.

Held on the Victorian Labour Day long weekend this three day event has something for everyone. Flowers, celebrity gardeners, markets, entertainment, kids' activities and a community parade.

Come along and join in the fun.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Mar
      12th Mar
      13th Mar


Gillies Street North,
PO Box 655
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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