Located just 10 minutes from Ballarat’s city centre, at the western edge of Ballarat, Acacia is a boutique development offering easy access to everything that makes provincial city living so attractive. In close proximity to high quality schools, shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation options, Acacia is also just 5 minutes from the Western Freeway, offering easy access to Melbourne (90min approx.).
Coltman Plaza Lucas Shopping Centre
Daily essentials lie within easy reach, with this well appointed shopping centre resting under 5 minutes drive, or a little over 1km, away.
Central Square Ballarat
Central Square Ballarat is home to major retailers Myer and Target plus more than 40 specialty stores across three levels.
Unique specialty stores, exclusive boutiques and big brands rub shoulders with quirky vintage stores in Bridge Mall, Ballarat’s beating heart which plays host to year-round street activities including a Free Kids Carnival, a monthly farmer’s market and annual Christmas Fair.
Wendouree Shopping Centre
Recently undergoing a $37 million redevelopment, Wendouree Shopping Centre offers over 100 retailers including major supermarkets, department stores, boutiques plus an innovative laneway dining precinct.
Eclectic female style coupled with fine coffee and cake, neatly packaged in the effortless historic charm Ballarat does better than anywhere else.
The Forge Pizzeria
Ranked fourth in a TripAdvisor list of the best pizza spots in Australia, this local hero consists of two restaurants: a buzzing 200 seater in the heart of Ballarat; plus the original just 5 minutes from Acacia in Sturt Street Alfredton.
Lola / The Provincial Hotel
Gourgeous boutique hotel complimented by an adjoining restaurant serving a locally sourced, seasonally driven menu with a European influence.
Mitchell Harris Wine Bar
Superb cool climate wines and small plates served in a lofty, 1880s brick warehouse conversion. Five stars from James Halliday says it all.
Moon and Mountain
Offering a fresh Australian twist on Asian hawker-style fare, Moon and Mountain’s menu is aimed at share style dining and paired with an excellent cocktail menu and great service. Perfect for lunch, dinner or late night drinks.
This 12-seat fine diner, with a multi-course hyper-local menu that changes weekly, scored a hat in 2020 Good Food Guide.
A local favourite serving excellent Axil Coffee and an all-day breakfast menu plus lunch classics like steak sandwich, parmas and more.
A boutique high quality distillery producing the award winning Larrikin range of small batch artisanal gins. Conveniently sharing space with Red Duck Micro-Brewery should you require a chaser.
Pipers by the Lake
The perfect choice for lunch with a view, Pipers by the Lake occupies a picturesque position, nestled between Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat Botanic Gardens.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat
The oldest and largest regional art gallery in Australia, The Art Gallery of Ballarat holds an extensive permanent collection as well as hosting a diverse range of touring and temporary exhibitions.
Her Majesty’s Theatre
This beautifully renovated 1870s double-balconied auditorium offers a packed calendar of around 300 performances a year including touring professional theatre productions from some of Australia’s leading theatre companies.
Ballarat High School
Acacia is located within the zone for the highly regarded, century old Ballarat High School.
Loreto College Ballarat
A Catholic secondary school for girls with a 140 year history. A contemporary school set in historic and beautiful surrounds.
Ballarat Clarendon College
This 155-year-old co-educational Uniting Church school was ranked Victoria’s top school for 2019 based on a combination of median VCE study score and the percentage of study scores of 40 or more.
St. Patrick’s College Ballarat
A Roman Catholic boys day and boarding school with a 120+ year history.
One of regional Australia’s leading co-educational schools with a proud history dating back to 1877.
Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, ACU is focused on producing world-leading research in the priority areas of education, health, theology and philosophy.
Federation University SMB Campus
Federation University graduates are rated the best in Australia for employability, technical and adaptive skills. FedUni has also been ranked number one in Victoria for overall employment, median starting salary, student support and teaching scale.
Ballarat Botanic Gardens
One of Australia’s most significant cool climate gardens. Established in 1857, the Ballarat Botanic Gardens’ 40 hectares feature the magnificent Robert Clark Conservatory and popular Prime Ministers Avenue.
Ballarat Golf Club
A challenging 18 hole Championship Course designed by Peter Thomson and Ross Perrett, complemented by excellent club facilities including the award winning Greenside Bistro and Bar, driving range, practice facilities and pro shop.
Ballarat Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre
Providing rear-round fitness and recreation, BALC offers both 25m and 50m indoor heated pools, a spa, steam room and health club plus an indoor rock climbing wall.
Historic Victoria Park’s 130 hectares includes multiple playing fields, and an inclusive play space as well as playing host to music festivals, fun runs and other events.
Ballarat / Skipton Rail Trail
The 53 kilometre Ballarat–Skipton Rail Trail traverses the former railway line from western Ballarat, southwest through Haddon, Smythesdale and Pittong to Skipton, taking in numerous historical sites including the picturesque Nimon’s bridge.
Recently upgraded Wendouree station offers frequent train services to both Ararat and the Melbourne CBD, journeys of approximately 50 and 90 minutes respectively.
Comprising an extensive building complex of major architectural and historical significance, Ballarat station offers frequent train services to both Ararat and the Melbourne CBD, journeys of approximately 60 and 80 minutes respectively.
Ballarat Base Hospital
Home to Ballarat Health Services, a total health care provider, providing quality care across every key medical and healthcare discipline. Ballarat Base Hospital is the largest and principal referral hospital for the Ballarat and Grampians region.
St. John of God Hospital
One of Victoria’s premier regional private hospitals providing an extensive range of health care services including maternity, cardiology, oncology, hospital in the home, day surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and emergency care.