Ararat is a former gold-mining town, situated within a rich pastoral, wine and fruit growing district between Stawell and Beaufort.
The town boasts a number of beautiful, historical buildings, including the Town Hall and Shire Hall, both built in the late 1800s.
Other historical places of interest include the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, the Langi Morgala Museum, and J Ward, which was originally the Ararat County Gaol until 1887 when it was then turned into an institution for the criminally insane.
A number of attractive parks and gardens are located in Ararat, including Alexandra Botanical Gardens which features a large lake, colourful garden beds and a conservatory.
Just a few kilometres north-west of the town is the One Tree Hill Lookout, which provides panoramic views over Ararat and the surrounding ranges.
There are a number of schools and colleges in the area as well as all your essentials & more.
- Clean and Green
- Peace and Quiet
- Parks and Recreation
Who lives here?
- Families with Children
- Country lovers
- Ballarat East
- Ballarat North
- Brown Hill
- Mount Clear
- Mount Pleasant
- Soldiers Hill
Reference: Wikipedia and Homely
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