Our daily program includes 18 scheduled activities, with something to interest everyone. Theres coach rides, gold panning, a spectacular gold pour, underground mine adventures, theatre shows, and sweet making and musket firing demonstrations to name a few. Our costumed staff and volunteers are happy to pose for photos and welcome you into their shops, factoriesandhomes.
Details about this tour
Australias foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign hill re-creates Ballarats first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in searchoffortune.
By day, Sovereign Hill is where Australias history comes to life! Its just like stepping back in time - from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where costumed ladies and gents parade their new-found wealth, to the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for real gold and its yourstokeep!
At Sovereign Hill, you can see a spectacular $160,000 gold pour, venture underground on a fully-guided gold mine tour or catch a horse-drawn coach and tour the town. Go shopping 1850s-style and visit hotels, schools and a theater with goldfields entertainers. See steam-driven machinery in action and chat with our wheelwrights, candlemakers and confectioners as they ply their trades. On our streets and in our theatre, you will be entertained by costumed goldfields characters who are happy to pose for agreatphoto.
- Entry/Admission - Sovereign Hill
- Gold mine tours
- Coach rides
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Sovereign Hill is located in Bradshaw Street and can be easily accessed by car, train, or coach services that operate daily from Melbourne. Sovereign Hill is a comfortable 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway (or only an hour from Melbourne Airport). Once in Ballarat, just follow the brown and white tourist signs to Sovereign Hill.
Get 2 days for 1: Enjoy twice the fun with two days entry for the price of one. Take advantage of this great value offer by having your entry ticket validated at any one of: Entrance Ticket, Blood on the Southern Cross Bookings Desk, Sovereign Hill Post Office, or the Gold Museum
Conditions apply. The free second day must be used over two consecutive days. Offer is not transferable. Offer must be validated by Sovereign Hill on the first day of your visit. Photo ID required.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers