Country Escape - Experience the Wonder of the Ballarat Region, Ballarat Wildlife Park & Sovereign Hill

Discover the Lush Surrounds and Rustic Charm of Ballarat by Indulging in a Three-Day/Two Night Escape at the 4.5 Star BEST WESTERN PLUS Ballarat Suites, Closely Situated to Famous Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Wildlife Park! Unwind in a Spacious King Executive Suite or King Spa Suite with Japanese Plunge Bath and Enjoy a Bottle of Wine on Arrival, Daily Cooked or Continental Breakfasts, Ballarat Attraction Pass Credits, Complimentary Wine Tasting, Drinks and Sweets Delivered to Your Room, Wi-Fi Access and More! Only $299 for Two Adults (Plus up to Two Kids Stay Free). Valued at $620. Check-Out the MUST SEE Photo Blog Below
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Action-Packed 3 Day Stay at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ballarat Suites

Embrace the country charm and scenic wonder of Ballarat by spending three days/two nights in a King Spa Suite OR King Executive Suite at the 4.5 star BEST WESTERN PLUS Ballarat Suites and enjoy indulgent bonus inclusions for only $299 instead of $620 for two adults and up to two kids (aged 14 or younger)

There's no need to plan your holiday in a rush, this offer's incredibly long validity period means you can travel until June 2016

Check out the blog prepared by our Travel Team with lots of photos and reviews

No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund - Booking Guarantee EXTENDED for Xmas! (Until 30 December 2014)

Awarded with a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and boasting an incredible 93% approval rating, BEST WESTERN PLUS Ballarat Suites is perfectly located to grant visitors easy access to the very best facets of this countryside paradise – Best Western stands directly opposite the iconic Sovereign Hill living museum and is also moments away from the famous Ballarat Wildlife Park

Stay in your choice of either a King Spa Suite OR King Executive Suite featuring a king-size bed, well-appointed ensuite bathroom, spacious air-conditioned interiors, flat-screen TV with Foxtel, and mini-bar – King Spa Suites also offer a separate living room and the added luxury of a Japanese plunge spa while King Executive Suites showcase an open-plan layout and ensuite bathroom equipped with a double shower and double vanities (room type subject to availability)

Your package also includes:

Settle into your comfy new surrounds with a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival

Start your mornings with a delicious cooked OR continental breakfast delivered to your suite each day of your stay – all guests can indulge in scrumptious items such as eggs, bacon, baked beans, toast, a variety of cereals, fresh fruits and more

Enjoy a taste of authentic Sovereign Hill hospitality with a glass of wine OR cider for two adults paired with a selection of Sovereign Hill’s irresistible traditional boiled lollies delivered to your suite once during your stay

Take advantage of up to $30 credit to be used towards the cost of the Two-Park Ballarat Attraction Pass (see Fine Print for details) – gain entry to Sovereign Hill where you can re-live the gold rush days, pan for priceless nuggets, tour cavernous mines and watch exciting live shows; also explore Ballarat Wildlife Park which is home to a comprehensive array of animals including kangaroos, koalas, emus, wombats, crocodiles and more; the pass additionally provides great savings at Tangled Maze, Gold Rush Mini Golf, Ballarat Ghost Tours, the Blood on the Southern Cross Show at Sovereign Hill just to name a few

While visiting the Ballarat Wildlife Park, strike a pose for a complimentary photo opportunity with a cuddly koala OR cheeky wombat to immortalise your holiday memories

Receive a complimentary Ballarat Tourism and BEST WESTERN PLUS Ballarat Showbag jam-packed with savings on a wide range of local tourist attractions and dining experiences including fantastic discounts at some of Ballarat's top-rated dining venues like Craig's Royal Hotel High Tea, Round the Way Bagels, The Forge Pizzeria, Ballarat Steakhouse, The Lake View Hotel, Kambei Japanese Restaurant and many more

Venture into the heart of Ballarat to Mitchell Harris Wines for a complimentary wine-tasting experience for two adults – Mitchell Harris Wines houses a chic cellar door and wine bar where the friendly team dispense full-bodied varietals crafted by winemaker, John Harris, who was named as a ‘Future Leader’ of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia

Indulge your sweet-tooth and receive a complimentary mini tartlet with every coffee or tea purchased at Sweet Decadence at the Art Gallery of Ballarat – this boutique café is a little slice of heaven where local produce is turned into mouth-watering handmade chocolates and sweet treats

Learn about the secrets of the universe with a 10% discount on entry tickets to the Ballarat Municipal Observatory & Museum - ideally situated at Mount Pleasant, the observatory has over a century of history and offers intriguing insights to the mysteries of space with entertaining 3D movies and educational displays

Stay connected during your Ballarat escape with complimentary in-room Wi-Fi access and make the most of your last day with a late check-out (11:00am)

You’ll also find convenient free on-site parking, a dry-cleaning service and a private meeting room within the Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites premises

Sunday to Thursday Bonus

Spend three days/two nights at Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites from Sunday to Thursday and two adults will enjoy the added bonus of a complimentary Devonshire Tea with scones, fresh cream and jam delivered to your suite once during your stay

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Great Christmas Gift! Buy as a gift for Christmas with an EXTENDED Booking Guarantee until 30 December 2014!

Ballarat is a great place to base your next holiday and is a scenic destination thats sure to leave all types of travellers utterly charmed; offering plenty of privacy and romance for couples, while also providing lots of adventure and entertainment for families with young children

You'll never run out of fun things to do in Ballarat - step back through time and catch Gold Rush fever at Sovereign Hill, get up close and personal with some furry friends at the Ballarat Wildlife Park, embark on a self-guided CBD Heritage Walk (receive a complimentary booklet upon check-in), wander through the breathtaking botanical gardens, historic war memorial, or relax by the banks of Lake Wendouree

This inviting country town is home to a unique and engaging blend of cosy cafes, wine bars, boutique breweries, acclaimed restaurants, festivals and so much more - there's truly something for everyone in Ballarat

You can view all the terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above

Valid for stays until 30 June 2016

Blackout Periods: Not available for travel during long weekends, Ballarat special event weekends, or Victorian public holidays

This package is for accommodation only. Flights are not included and need to be purchased separately

Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don’t get your preferred dates (within the validity period) we will give you a FULL refund (evidence of attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period). Refunds are not available if you are unable to secure your preferred dates after the 14 day period - Booking Guarantee EXTENDED for Xmas! (Until 30 December 2014)

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a 'first in, best dressed' basis

Voucher is valid for two adults and up to two children (aged 14 or younger)

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and up to two children (aged 14 or younger) OR two adults and one extra guest (aged 15 or older). Please refer to the Extra Guest Policy below for surcharges

Extra Guest Policy:  In addition to two adults, a third guest (person aged 15 or older) may stay for a surcharge of $50 per night, sleeping on existing bedding (one king-size bed) and one sofa bed OR one rollaway bed (subject to availability) with accommodation and breakfast included only, payable directly to the resort

Child Policy: Up to two children (aged 14 or younger) may stay free of charge, sleeping on existing bedding (sharing one double sofa bed). Please note that only upstairs rooms contain a double sofa bed. If you are travelling with two children who don't wish to share a sofa bed or three children, it is recommended that you purchase two vouchers and request inter-connecting rooms (subject to availability)

Baby Policy: Children aged three years or younger will not count towards room capacity, one cot per room can be provided at an additional cost of $15 per night (subject to availability) payable directly to the hotel

Connecting rooms are only available when purchasing two vouchers (one voucher per room)

Choice of King Spa Suite OR King Executive Suite is strictly subject to availability

All surcharges are payable directly to the hotel

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher

The following applies to the Two-Park Ballarat Attraction Pass discount offer: Receive one x $20 credit that can be used towards the cost of the Two-Park Ballarat Attraction Pass which includes entry to Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Wildlife Park when two adults purchase; OR receive one x $25 credit that can be used towards the cost of the pass when two adults and one child (aged under 15 years) purchase; OR receive one x $30 credit that can be used towards the cost of the pass when two adults and two children (aged under 15 years) purchase. All credits will be provided when purchasing the Two Park Attraction Pass from the Best Western Plus website at time of reservation

The following applies to the Ballarat Wildlife Park photo opportunity: Offer is valid for one complimentary photo only (limit of four people per photo), you can request additional copies of your photo for $10 per copy. Bookings for the photo opportunity are essential and need to be made at the entrance building. All photos are weather dependent, so please phone the day you wish to visit so that the park can confirm photos are running that day. Photos will be ready within 30 minutes of having the experience and can be collected from staff at the entrance building. At least one adult must accompany children at all times. Participants must meet at the arranged enclosure five minutes prior to scheduled time. Participants must agree to follow the instructions of the handlers/photographer at all times

Ballarat Wildlife Park animal welfare note: There are limited photo opportunity spaces throughout the day due to the animals’ welfare. The scheduled times for the koala experience is at 11:15am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm; while the scheduled times for wombat experience is at 12:30pm and 3:00pm. Due to Victorian Laws, visitors to the park are unable to hold or carry the koalas (however, you will be able to get in nice and close for a pat and cuddle). If temperatures are 29+ degrees, photos will be cancelled as the koalas cannot be handled at such high temperatures. The wombat experience allows you to carry the wombat while getting your picture taken, only one person is allowed to hold the wombat per photo (conditions apply for children holding the wombat)

Maximum of two glasses of wine/cider (delivered to your room on one occasion) per voucher

Mitchell Harris Wines complimentary wine-tasting experience is valid for two adults only

Offer includes a maximum of one Ballarat Tourism and Best Western Plus Ballarat Showbag per voucher

Ballarat Municipal Observatory & Museum Summer Operating Hours: Open from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday to Saturday (open later if booking is made for telescope viewing). Book on 0429 199 312

11:00am check-out subject to availability

Sunday to Thursday Bonus: Book your three day/two night stay between Sunday and Thursday and enjoy the added bonus of one x complimentary Devonshire Tea with scones, fresh cream and jam delivered to your room once during your stay 

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at the hotel’s discretion/policy

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash

Voucher must be presented at check-in

Package cannot be split

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher

Value has been determined based on the resort’s published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions

All activities and services are subject to availability

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

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How to get there

Getting to Ballarat is easy! The BEST WESTERN PLUS Ballarat Suites and all the excitement of Sovereign Hill is accessible via a 90-minute drive north-west of Melbourne’s CBD.

Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites

Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites
525 Main Road, Ballarat VIC 3350

Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.

 And why do we offer this?

 Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

 How does it work?

 It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account).

  What do I need to do?

 Simply make your booking with the hotel(s) by e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.

Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.

King Suite Features

TV with Foxtel

Air conditioned


Tea/Coffee Making


Linen and Towels Provided

Daily Room Service

Mini Bar

CD Player

DVD Player



Clock Radio


Hotel Facilities

On-site parking

Dry-cleaning service 

Private meeting room

Had a great stay, sadly only one night but oh so impressed. We will be back. Great staff, clean bright and modern accommodation. Comfortable bed and great bathroom. No traffic or other noise, this place is a gem.”TripAdvisor
By far one of the best hotels I have stayed in for a long time. The greeting from the hotel staff and information were pleasing. After driving all day the room was excellent, clean, roomy and bright. Massive plunge bath for two, great for those romantic getaways. Great location if going to Sovereign Hill. Will definitely be back to this hotel.”TripAdvisor
The staff were friendly and helpful. The Executive room was of excellent standard, and was maintained to a high level of cleanliness. Our room was perfectly quiet, even with the reverse cycle heating on, and was equipped with a blackout blind, ensuring an excellent night's sleep. It was an absolute pleasure to have enjoyed a wonderful stay there. Would definitely stay again.”TripAdvisor
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