The Ballarat Train Station is a two-minute walk from the city center in Ballarat. Despite that new fast trains have been installed, the structure of the station remains the same as it was in the 1860's. It is also the spot where I went to the first Ballarat Lomographer's meet up! That was a spectacular evening involving Holga's, tripods, light meters, the golden hour of light, and lengthy discussions about photography.
The Botanical Gardens in Ballarat is a 40 hectare reserve located next to Lake Wendouree, about 4km's from the city centre. It is a great Sunday-arvo picnic location, with trees, flowers, ferns, statues, walkers, and people generally having fun.