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Sovereign Hill

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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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 good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“panning for gold” (298 reviews)
“candle making” (125 reviews)
“gold pour” (119 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 3 5337 1100
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed as right on the doorstep to Sovereign Hill. Room was average, full English breakfast was good. Staff friendly

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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi bokpower, Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Locals, tourists, it doesn't matter. Everyone should have a look through this marvel of a theme park. The detail and planning that has gone into retaining the beauty of historic Ballarat is phenomenal. Pop in for the Winter Wonderlights to really get value!

Thank Sam H
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Sam H, Thank-you for so much your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day. The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing to old cultures, local pretty dress, made some gold. Have some fun activities which’s Ride hoses $5 per person. There have candles making as well.

Thank Phantipa K
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Phantipa K, Thank-you so much for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day. The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spread our visit over 2 days - 3 hours the first day just wandering and the 2nd day 5 hours taking in the Labyrinth mine tour one of the three nine tours that you need to book for. The mine tour takes you 70...More

Thank Kyramykala
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Kyramykala, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. Interesting for kids and adults. The mine tour/show was very good, highly recommended.

Thank Rebecca B
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Rebecca B, Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was good we enjoyed the day out.. the only thing its very pricey should have a free tour for people. Very educational...More

Thank Pauline E
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Pauline E, Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. If visiting again we do have a free ordination tour each day at 10:45am which gives you a tour of the site while explaining some of the history. Have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard of Sovereign Hill so had an idea what to expect but it exceeded expectations. Great variety of places to go, well-timed re-enactments or other activities. Plenty of food and drink options and not over-priced for such a well-known tourist attraction. We spent...More

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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Trimley11, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time I have been there and still absolutely loved it. Lots to do and see. Not too crowded and the "residents" wonderfully in character. Couldn't be more helpful.

Thank jcain309156
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hi jcain309156, Thank-you so much for your review. We are glad to see you enjoyed experience and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I confess I read all negative reviews prior to visiting anywhere so I won't be disappointed. However the negative reviews for sovereign hill I don't understand where they come from. We had a great 2 days (yes 2... so much to do if you have...More

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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was really informative about the gold rush and how it all started, some of the lumps of gold found bring tears to the eyes!! it shows the life of the early miners before machinery , and then the use of the machinery as it...More

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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi dorothy m, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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annaspanna2018
3 June 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi annaspanna2018, Yes, Sovereign Hill does accept companion cards.
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Joyce N
16 February 2018|
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Response from Ben P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea, we drove there,they were so professional I would be very surprised if they didn’t. The local Ballarat Tourist information centre was excellent and very, very personal and extremely helpful.
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Faye H | Reviewed this property |
Best make contact with Sovereign Hill for the answer
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