Miners Rest

Miners Rest is a township 12 km north-west of Ballarat. It is thought that the name is descriptive of its location, having been a camping place for miners en route to the Ballarat gold diggings. Despite its proximity to Ballarat, Miners Rest was not a prominent mining area. Its undulating landscape – including several bald hills and a flat area which became a racecourse – made it predominantly agricultural.

Subscribe to Miners Rest