Day 106. This morning we spent walking around the beautiful town centre of Ballarat, the old 1860s buildings show that this was a town built on prosperity through gold. Solid decorated bank buildings, a Gold Exchange, prominent Town Hall, Art Gallery, Trades Hall, Theatre, large Victorian railway station together with Victorian mansions and beautiful gardens and flower boxes make this one of the most beautiful small cities we have visited. Morning tea in the grand old Craig's Royal Hotel, we then headed off to the nearby Sovereign Hill and Eureka Stockade, a beautiful replica gold town complete with pubs, stores, timber cottages and a gold mine, remembering the miners' rebellion led by Peter Lalor against the police and soldiers in 1854. We really enjoyed the re-enacted march of the redcoat soldiers through the town and the rifle salute. Lunch in the town's Eureka Cafe. Refuelled and then drove through historic Bakery Hill and heritage Sturt Street to circle around large Lake Wendouree, stopping the take photos of the beautiful Victorian houses and spring gardens. Almost every garden has a large weeping cherry, magnolia or camellia all in flower. Finally, we walked through Ballarat Botanic Gardens and really enjoyed the flower garden displays, large Californian redwoods, magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons. We strolled down the long Avenue of Prime Ministers and noted that a bronze bust of Tony Abbott is missing!!!!! Driving back to our CP down the Avenue of Honour and Remembrance Drive we passed under the Arch of Victory and stopped for a photo. A cool day, sunny afternoon 17 degrees. Dinner tonight lamb curry with a nice red wine.