Avoca is a former gold mining town situated between the larger centres of Ararat and Maryborough on the banks of the Avoca River.
The Ballarat Botanical Gardens Reserve, located on the western shore of picturesque Lake Wendouree, in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, covers an area of 40 hectares which is divided into three distinct zones. The central Botanical Gardens reserve in the ‘gardenesque’ style of the Victorian pleasure garden. On either side there are open parkland buffers known as the North and South Gardens. The Gardens celebrated its sesquicentenary (150 years old) in 2007.
Ballarat is Victoria’s third largest city, located just over an hour by road or rail west of Melbourne.
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