Welcome to the Begonia Open

Transport and Accommodation

The historic town of Ballarat is just over an hour from Melbourne via car or public transport

Find below accommodation and transport links for your convenience. Please note: There is a high demand for accommodation this weekend due to the Ballarat Begonia Festival and so we recommend that you book early.

Players are requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation. Anyone intending to make a booking should do so as early as possible since the long weekend is a very busy period in Ballarat and it could be difficult to obtain a room if no advance arrangement is made.


The ballarat.com website contains comprehensive details on accommodation options and tourism information.

Tourist and Accommodation Information Sources

Ballarat Visitor Information Centre

1800 446 633







Best Western Lake Inn

03 5338 8344 Corner of Mair Street & Pleasant Street Ballarat



V/Line Trains Website: www.vline.com.au

Accommodation Options ( download .pdf )

Budget Hotel with Backpacker rooms: The Western Hotel 1221 Sturt St, Ballarat West VIC 3350

Comfort Inn Main Lead 314 Main Road, Golden Point, 3350 Ballarat, Australia

Ballarat Retreats (Mt Helen) : Call Grace 0432 608 195