Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2018 - Page 14

Tours, rides and open buildings BALLARAT EAST BUS TOURS Join Eerie Tours on a bus tour around Ballarat East and learn the lesser known stories surrounding the hidden goldfields landscapes. WHERE: Departs from the corner of Sturt and Lydiard Streets.  WHEN: 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm, Saturday and Sunday. COST: Free, bookings on the day (at Mining Exchange) THE BALLARAT GHOST TOUR Photo: Tony Evans Photography You’re invited to spend an evening exploring the dark and paranormal side of Ballarat, a town steeped in history. Set against the backdrop of Ballarat’s beautiful Gothic-inspired architecture, and inspired by the tales of Ballarat’s most well-known spirits, Eerie Tours guides will take you on a journey back in time. This tour will take you through underground buildings, into back alleyways and through the remains of the old Ballarat Gaol - the site of the highest number of executions in Victoria outside of Melbourne. WHERE: See website for departure locations. WHEN: 8pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday COST/BOOKINGS: $27.50 adult, $22 concession and $17.50 child. Tickets available at 1300 856 668 and online. 14 BALLARAT HERITAGE WEEKEND 2018