Wheelchair accessible hotel in Ballarat.
Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre is set amongst three hectares of beautifully manicured gardens, complete with its own ornamental lake. Conveniently located just over an hours drive from the Melbourne CBD, Mercure Ballarat is situated opposite the multi-award winning Sovereign Hill. The accessible accommodation is also in close proximity to the historic centre of Ballarat.
The hotel is perfect for a weekend getaway or a corporate stay. Furthermore, guests can enjoy the hotel’s Bistro and Bar, take advantage of the on-site Day Spa and relax in the comfort of their well-appointed hotel room.
Mercure Ballarat has 4 wheelchair accessible rooms and 30 rooms with walk-in showers.
Please note: this property covers all three listing categories (Assisted Walking, Independent and Assisted Wheelchair User), as there is room under the bed for hoist (can be hired nearby). Check FAQ’s for more info.
Mercure Ballarat is located opposite the award-winning Sovereign Hill and a short drive to Ballarat CBD where you can discover the gold era heritage lined streetscapes boasting Australia’s oldest regional art gallery.
Onsite, Mercure Ballarat has an outdoor swimming pool, gym and the Sanctuary Day Spa. Billy’s Bistro & Bar is open for buffet breakfast daily and has a Mediterranean inspired menu for dinner. All day dining and lunch is served in the Gallery Lounge where local artists exhibit their works.
Accessibility of the Sovereign Hill site
Sovereign Hill is an outdoor museum that re-creates all the action and excitement of Ballarat’s heyday during the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s!
Sovereign Hill is located on a hillside, and its exhibits represent Ballarat in its earliest days as a 1850s goldfields township. There are several things to be considered before visiting:
Note: All roads and paths are gravel. There is some uneven ground.
Note: Main Street at Sovereign Hill is a gentle slope; however, other areas of the site are quite steep. All roads are accessible by wheelchair, but some visitors could find the gravel surfaces difficult to manage. Perhaps consider bringing a motorised wheelchair.
The underground mine tours are accessible for visitors in wheelchairs. Please inquire at the mine office on arrival for bookings.
Coach rides require visitors to climb several ladder steps. Therefore best suited to cane users (independent walking).
Parts of Sovereign Hill have wide bluestone gutters between the timber boardwalks and gravel roads. Ramps for crossing the gutters are highlighted on the free Wheelchair & Stroller visitor map, which is available on entry.
Special note- an excellent venue for events
Boasting regional Victoria’s most comprehensive conference and event facilities with a variety of rooms from 10 to 1000 guests, Mercure Ballarat is the perfect venue a residential conference, business retreat, social event or wedding celebration.
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