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Blood on the Southern Cross

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5337 1199
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Ballarat
Type: Performances
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... more » 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We just recently attended this attraction on the above date after a full day at sovereign hill. We really enjoy it and would return to see it again in the future. It was informative and educational but also fun. All the staff were great especially with us as I couldn't walk as fast as the others and they were also... More

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We saw this show after spending the whole day at Sovereign Hill, but the kids remained captivated despite the cold weather. It gave an insight into the way the workers were treated and the eventual outcome of this treatment.

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victoria
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is expensive I do not normally comment on prices but for a family it costs more than a day at Sovereign Hill. Having said it was good, it is a light show but you move all over sovereign hill with about 15 minutes outside which was not as cold as thought it would be. Also you transported on these... More

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Horsham, Victoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The show was very well organised and presented. The 1.5 hours flew by; the story is accurate and there is great attention to detail.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The description that the Sovereign Hill Sound and Light Show comprised "dazzling sound-and-light effects and a stunning open-air set" had us excited and enthusiastic. We were bitterly disappointed. The performance largely relies on: - Recorded voices using questionable dialogue, sometimes inaudible - No animation - Lights shining on a tent and then a pub and back to a tent for... More

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Mornington, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I can't believe that there are so many high ratings for this show.we went with another family and had 5 children under 8 they were all bored senseless it is way to long and they were bored after 15 minutes. Avoid unless you enjoy watching grass grow or are very easily pleased.

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Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the experience of Blood On The Southern Cross. We began the evening with a nice meal at Sovereign Hill, before boarding the special buses to take us to the BSC location within the Sovereign Hill Precinct. The sound and light show gives a great explanation of the history of the Eureka uprising at Ballarat. The... More

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queensland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wouldn't take small children as if you have no history on it that would make it hard to understand there are no people but that us why it's call light and sound show bring a few jumpers as it's cold in winter

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A must see show. Worth every penny. Really captured your imagination. A wonderful way to see a piece of important Aussie history told. Well done!

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Well worth the experience.Almost felt as if you were there at the time this takes place in history.Cold at night so rug up.

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