April 29, 2016 | Melissa (admin)
Ballarat is Victoria’s third largest city, located just over an hour by road or rail west of Melbourne and there is wheelchair friendly accommodation on offer.
Ballarat has enjoyed a rich and prosperous heritage thanks to the Gold Rush which began in 1851. News that the Ballarat region was home to the richest alluvial goldfield in the world resulted in a population explosion as people came from all over the world seeking fortune. By 1855, Ballarat had grown to a city with a population of 100,000 people. Impressive public and private buildings sprung up which were financed from the wealth generated by the diggings.
These days, long after the gold has run out, the city retains much of its rich gold heritage in the form of opulent buildings, fountains, and tourist attractions which celebrate the city’s history. Notable buildings include Ballarat’s Town Hall (built between 1870 and 1872), Her Majesty’s Theatre (1875) and Craig’s Hotel which was built in several stages between 1853 and 1891.
The Mercure Offers Wheelchair Friendly Accommodation in Ballarat
Ballarat Lodge has every facility and amenity you would demand of a four star hotel. From our restaurants and bar and dedicated on site Day Spa, Ballarat Lodge is one of the best hotels in Ballarat with an extensive range of services to choose from.
With 71 well-appointed guest rooms (two of which are wheelchair friendly), Ballarat Lodge is ideal for a mid week escape or a weekend getaway. Or if you’re in town on business, the hotel is perfect for a short or long-term stay, and the ideal home away from home. It also features regional Victoria’s most comprehensive conference and meeting facilities, catering for events of up to 1,000 people.
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