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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne

By: Gray Line
Highlights
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Popular choice with kids
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne
From USD 120.32
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Sovereign Hill Tour OnlyMost Popular
Day Tour to Ballarat and Sovereign Hill including free time at Sovereign Hill, Gold Museum and Red Hill Mine Tour.
USD 120.32
Sovereign Hill Tour with Lunch
Day Tour to Ballarat and Sovereign Hill including free time at Sovereign Hill, Gold Museum and Red Hill Mine Tour. Lunch at the New York Bakery with drink included.
USD 138.88
Sovereign Hill With Wildlife
Day Tour to Ballarat and Sovereign Hill including free time at Sovereign Hill, Gold Museum and Red Hill Mine Tour. Entry and guided tour to Ballarat Wildlife Park.
USD 129.23
Overview
Experience life in 19th century Australia on this full-day tour of the Sovereign Hill open-air museum, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Melbourne. Get a feel for life in a gold-rush town as you peek into crafts workshops, watch blacksmith demonstrations, ride a stagecoach or try your hand panning for gold. That’s not all:  head underground for a tour of the Red Hill Mine, learn about the great Australian gold rush at the Gold Museum, or upgrade to include lunch or entrance to the Ballarat Wildlife Park.
What to Expect
A fun day out to Sovereign Hill for people of all ages! Enjoy a sightseeing coach tour around Ballarat, learn about the history of the area and marvel at it's beautiful old architecture. Travel to the site of the Eureka Stockade where the 1854 Miner's Rebellion was held.

Arrive at Sovereign Hill, a recreation of a typical gold mining town from the 1850s and enjoy hours of free time to experience and explore this interactive place. There are many activities for those of all ages:
  • Gold panning at Red Gully Creek
  • See blacksmiths and traditional craftsmen at work. Perhaps create your own candle
  • You must try some of their famous homemade boiled lollies!
  • Try award winning pies and sausage rolls at the New York Bakery
  • Buy souvenirs and homewares at the General Store
  • Visit the Chinese Village
  • Watch the Giant Crushing Battery
  • Ride on a stagecoach
  • Watch and pose for a photo with the locals dressed in clothing from the era. Even see kids at school just like in those days
Choose between a tour only or upgrade to include a delicious lunch and drink at the New York Bakery. If you are interested in visiting the Ballarat Wildlife Park, choose this option including a guided tour and entry to Ballarat Wildlife Park. Ballarat Wildlife Park is a great place to get up and close to Australian animals such as koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and the very cute Patrick the Wombat.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
lights of ballarat

we travelled for the day to the lights ,left early morning and got home early morning ,my 3 kids loved whole day all the dressed up people and role plays during the day ,then we got to the lights in night and it was just...More

Thank sandra284
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
An interesting step back in time

There is so much to see and do at Sovereign Hill. Highlights are the underground mine tours, book as soon as you arrive so you dont miss out, the street theatre, including musket firing, the authentic shops and main street. The Gold Museum is interesting...More

Thank Christine M
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review of your Sovereign Hill tour with Gray Line. Sovereign Hill is a very special place to visit and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. We appreciate the 5 out of 5 stars. Kind regards, Mia

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Visit to Sovereign Hill

An interesting reflection on an important part of Australia’s history. Active and working examples make for a more complete experience.More

Thank Peter W
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour of Sovereign Hill. Sovereign Hill is a very popular tour here in Melbourne and great for people of all ages. We hope to see you on another one of our Gray Line tours in the future....More

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Brilliant Day Out

Right from the time Russell welcomed us on board the big, roomy comfortable coach, we knew we were in for a great day. Russell's commentary was very informative and peppered with a touch of dry humour that my husband and I appreciated. We were particularly...More

Thank Christine W
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review Christine W! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your entire day on the Sovereign Hill tour with Russell as your driver and guide. Russell will be very pleased to hear that he made your day so memorable....More

Reviewed 8 March 2018
A great experience / must see to appreciate the old times..

I have visited this place several times over the years and still find the experience interesting. The tales of old times in Australia / Schools, shops and tradespeople are great, and a chance to have a photo in costume was something I have always wanted..More

2  Thank _selectpj
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

We appreciate you taking your time to share a great review of your Sovereign Hill tour with everyone. Sovereign Hill is always a popular place to visit and it sounds like you enjoyed yourself there once again. The photograph in costume is always a memorable...More

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Maureen O
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Response from _selectpj | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. visitors just wear casual clothes, warm ones if visiting in the cooler months. Only the people working there are in costume. They do it well too, you are able to put on a costume if you would like to have your photo... More
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