In the heart of Moorabool Shire, 80km west of Melbourne CBD along the Western Freeway, is the delightful highlands village of Ballan.
The historical township of Ballan provides the perfect place to spend a day en route between Melbourne and Ballarat. With the picturesque Werribee River meandering nearby, Caledonian Park on the western fringe, Pykes Reservoir to the east and the Brisbane Ranges to the south, visitors will enjoy scenic walks, picnics, swimming, parks and gardens. Ballan has also established a reputation amongst fishing enthusiasts with anglers enjoying the challenge of trying to hook rainbow and brown trout at the nearby Bostock Reservoir.
Those looking for more action will be impressed by the Ballan Golf Club. The Club offers a picturesque course located on the banks of the Werribee River. The shady, tree-lined course is generally flat, however golfers will enjoy the challenge of a couple of short steep hills, river crossings, and Santa Ana couch greens.
Ballan is quickly building a following as an inspirational backdrop for artists. With a variety of artists taking up residence in the region, visitors will be spoilt for choice by the wares on offer at local stores and markets.
The Ballan Autumn Festival and the Ballan District Vintage Rally are amongst the many events and festivals on offer in Ballan. Please check out our calendar of events for more information.