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Blood on the Southern Cross

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Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5337 1199
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Description: ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ is an explosive multi-million dollar...
‘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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Fantastic

Terrific attraction... entertaining. . Captivating. . And very well organized. A highlight of our holiday!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Terrific attraction... entertaining. . Captivating. . And very well organized. A highlight of our holiday!

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Ballarat, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a world class presentation and full of wonderful visual effects. A wonderful experience for the whole family.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Truly a must to see. Gives you the best reenactment you will ever see of the eureka stockade. Go with the diner and show package, kids will love it..... Awesome....

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Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A very interesting and exciting experience and an opportunity to bring history to life having the sound effects making the night.

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Darwin, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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 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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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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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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