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Beautiful

I just loved walking up and down the street seeing all the buildings, the memorials and gardens. So... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
andiec704
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Tanunda, Australia
An amazing street

Like other reviewers, we were more impressed by the facades and buildings. Sturt Street is one of... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
RonWamberal
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

I just loved walking up and down the street seeing all the buildings, the memorials and gardens. So beautiful

Thank andiec704
BallaratInformation, Visitor services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi andiec704! Thank you for taking the time to view the beauty of Sturt Street. It is certainly a sight to behold. Thanks, Kieren

Reviewed 30 May 2018

Like other reviewers, we were more impressed by the facades and buildings. Sturt Street is one of the prettiest streets in Australia with buildings that are still impressive after so many years. Thankfully , most have surprised although you only cringe at some buildings (such...More

Thank RonWamberal
BallaratInformation, visitor services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hi Ron, Ballarat is fortunate to have such impressive facades and buildings. Quite a few old verandahs have been replaced in more recent times, adding to the ambience. The bank building you refer to was a replacement bank building, built prior to historic overlays being...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018

Sturt street which show cases wonderful buildings, is good for photo opportunities, it has some beautiful garden beds, lovely statues, and pagoda. Christmas time sees this area come alive with wonderful decorations the reindeer's and sleigh is very popular and they also have music playing...More

Thank Amanda M
BallaratInformation, visitor services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks for your review Amanda M, Sturt Street is definitely one of Ballarat's jewels which continues to be enjoyed and appreciated by visitors and locals alike. Regards, Rosie

Reviewed 18 March 2018

The gardens are not much to speak of but Sturt Street the main thoroughfare of Ballarat is lined with historic buildings with wonderful facades which makes for an excellent stroll filled with magical photographic opportunities. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
BallaratInformation, Visitor Services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

We love our historic facades as well, so pleased you enjoyed them as well. Kind regards, Rosie

Reviewed 19 February 2018

The rotunda is pretty but it is not lit inside at night. Smells like urine. Nice to see or visit when you walk the Sturt St shops.

Thank Daniel H
BallaratInformation, Visitor Services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your comments, we will direct your concerns to the City of Ballarat. Kind regards, Rosie

Reviewed 27 January 2018

When in Ballarat, a walk up the Sturt Street gardens is always a delight. Something that is often overlooked and taken for granted by the locals. Great forsight in the 1800's

1  Thank Gerald E
BallaratInformation, Visitor Services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Your right, the Sturt Street gardens are a wonderful part of living in Ballarat and today's generations get to enjoy the beautiful trees that grace this space. Kind regards, Rosie

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Plenty of interest the whole street which show cases wonderful architecture, beautiful garden beds, fabulous statues, along with a band stand and pagoda. Christmas time sees this strip come alive with wonderful decorations but whatever the time of year it is always a site to...More

Thank Nonapama
BallaratInformation, Visitor Services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words about our beautiful main street, Sturt Street. Did you notice the Titanic weathervane atop of the bandstand commemorating that ill-fated voyage? Kind regards, Rosie

Reviewed 10 January 2018

I loved the statues that were donated by local worthies. Also the rotundas were interesting, especially the one commemorating the RMS Titanic. Plenty of flowers to walk around and grass to sit on.,

Thank platypus150
BallaratInformation, Visitor Services at Sturt Street Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for your review. I hope you also visited our Botanical Gardens on Wendouree Parade to enjoy our collection of beautiful statues. Kind regards, Rosie

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Sturt St Gardens are a unique feature of Ballarat. They are a legacy of the need for wide streets to accomodate the turning of bullock carts to service the huge population surge of the Ballarat Goldfields in the mid 1850s, well into the 1860s. They...More

1  Thank fional943
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Begonias in Ballarat are the best in the world... The Festival called the BEGONIA FESTIVAL happens each year in the long weekend in March generally.. Look out for it... The gardens in Ballarat are fantastic...so GREEN and HEALTHY Looking....

Thank Ornella M
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