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Blood on the Southern Cross

Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5337 1199
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Ranked #3 of 14 Activities in Ballarat
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ is an explosive multi-million dollar sound-and-light show like...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ is an explosive multi-million dollar sound-and-light show like nothing you’ve ever seen before!The story of the Eureka Rebellion, a dramatic battle between gold miners and Government forces at Ballarat on 3 December, 1854, is retold nightly by ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’, Sovereign Hill’s acclaimed sound-and-light spectacular.Set under the night skies at Sovereign Hill, ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ involves no actors – just voices, dazzling sound-and-light effects and a stunning open-air set. Visitors travel across the site on a comfortable transporter and view much of the action from the re-created Free Trade Hotel on the Eureka Diggings.To make the most of your ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ experience, enjoy a two-course, pre-show dinner which includes beer, wine and soft drink served at your table. Then stay overnight at Sovereign Hill!Ask about our special package deals which include day entry to Sovereign Hill, dinner, show and on-site accommodation at Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

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Darwin, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This show was excellent and highly suitable for our children (aged 7 and 9). The audio quality was fantastic and the lights, explosions and fire really dramatic! The show is late in summer, given daylight savings - but it is worth staying up late for! The dinner option available before the show was fairly average but it was nice chatting... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A must while visiting Sovereign hill is the light show , which depicts the event leading up to during and after the eureka stockade.The show is very well done at night touring the whole site watch moments of significant via a extremely imaginative light show which keeps you constantly on edge to see what is happening next .Only one actor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Went to the dinner and show after a day at Sovereign Hill, had a great time, enjoyed both the meal and the show. Had a young child and a teenager with us and they also enjoyed themselves, though the youngest asked a lot of questions to help understand. Would recommend to anyone to see the show, with a little imagination... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

3rd time Once with our kids. On our own, and this time with our Granddaughter. Great experience. We will be back!

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This took us on a trip through history and we returned to a time when Ballarat was a tent city. We returned to the Eureka Stockade to be educated about the shocking events that took place. The fight between the new immigrants making their way in Australia and the British government running the colony. This experience is interesting...My only complaint... More 

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Central Coast NSW
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went to soverign hill in the day was not too bad everything cost money,not for little kids I don't think. We went back in the night for dinner and show Blood on the southern cross.At first I was not sure as I find some of these things a bit corny it started of so so but it got better... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

It may be a good visit for the locals,but for tourists it is a total waste of time and money! I just walked out of the show totally disappointed and frozen, as its extremly chilly. The show lacks attraction..energy...tempo..and just cant keep the audience glued.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

we enjoyed this experience but were a little disappointed in the lack of 'real' action the sound & light show was impressive (even though it did have a malfunction) and we enjoyed the experience and appreciated not having to walk throughout the entire park but would've loved to see a little action from 'people' well run & the staff have... More 

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Puckapunyal, Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Way to go.. Was the best,very educational we loved it.. There was nothing to dislike.. Why would I dislike a part of history ? :)

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Rosebud, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Freezing nights in Ballarat so take a blanket. I am loathe to give this away as I don't want to spoil the adventure for anyone. The show is well done and gives you some idea of how hard life would have been on the goldfields. Well worth the visit.

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