The most striking thing about Ballarat are the wide streets in the historic city centre filled with 19th century buildings. Wide streets with a beautiful green median strip usually with established trees. The overall impression of this city is the lush greenery and established trees around town. Picturesque Lake Wendouree is worth a drive around just to look at the expensive waterfront homes. This city bears the legacy in its well kept historic stone buildings of it’s gold rush past. The Ballarat Botanical Gardens is planted in a more formal style and has the Prime Ministers Avenue with busts of previous prime ministers.