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Sovereign Hill

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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USD 30.79*
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Sovereign Hill 'A Touch Of Gold' and Daylesford Day Trip from Melbourne
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with Optional Wildlife Park from Melbourne
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At Sovereign Hill, the story of an important time and place in Australian History, and the people who lived it, lives on. An internationally acclaimed tourist attraction, Sovereign Hill prides itself on its close attention to detail found in every aspect of this living, outdoor museum. Sovereign Hill is a glimpse of the vigour and excitement of life on Australia’s 1850s goldfields. Visitors can find real gold in the creek – gold pans are provided and it’s ‘finders keepers’, see $150,000 worth of molten gold poured into a gleaming bar, and take in the rich program of activities, shows and demonstrations. On Main Street there are working shops, hotels and a theatre – all based on original Ballarat businesses. Visitors are able to watch goldfields tradespeople in action and take a ride around the township in a horse-drawn coach. For the brave hearted, journey underground on a gold mine tour.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So I went in with low expectations and to be honest I was pleasantly surprised over how wrong I was going to be. I think if it was hyped up I'd leave disappointed but going in with low expectations made my day. I loved how...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Three of us adults went to Sovereign Hill for an over-night package deal and completely loved the experience. Nonetheless, if we went again, we would forego the package deal dinner meal. In the future, we would seek our dinner at any of the excellent off-site...More

Thank Tad D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited on a really hot day! Being an outdoor experience means that there is not too much shade in some places..but there are many ways to cool off such as visiting the mines. A 12 min experience is free...the 45 mins experience where yiu...More

Thank Sunset116
Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved Sovereign Hill. What a well put together attraction. We went during the day - squeezed in all we could, than came back at night for the light show even though it was a cold night. Enjoyed every minute we were here and the...More

Thank Boswella
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a group of friends to spend a fabulous day at Sovereign Hill. The place was fantastic as usual and we all loved the characters in costume in and around the shops and walking the street. We all loved the Coach ride behind...More

Thank Mim L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky to go on a day with perfect weather, but still the place would be great when it's cold or clouded. A great museum and a glimpse of the life in the past around 1880. Many of the places had workshops where you could see...More

Thank Flemming R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of activities to watch and learn. Good for families with kids! However, didn’t feel the light and sound show was very fanciful.

Thank Mel_kuan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A return visit to Sovereign Hill after about 20 years and it has changed a bit. Took about 2.5 hours to walk through without doing the mine tour, gold panning and horse carriage rides; and enjoyed the visit. Good to see the exhibits all have...More

1  Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed sovereign hill. A great look back at life in the 1800. Lots to do. Really enjoyed the mine tour. Very interesting look at gold mining back then. Great facilities. Nice cafe. Can't beat the pies from the bakery.would be great if they offered...More

Thank kiwimeggles
Reviewed 1 week ago

great experience for whole family ! easily can spend a whole day there, a lot of different workshops and tours

Thank Vitaliya H
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Response from Megabel | Reviewed this property |
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26 June 2017|
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Response from MariposaFirefly25 |
There are two different types of mine tours at Sovereign Hill. The Red Hill Mine is a self-guided tour with the voice of a Cornish miner to walk you through and tell you about the mine and its history. This tour is free and... More
28 November 2016|
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Response from 348elsie | Reviewed this property |
Sixty years and over. it helps if you have a senior's card.