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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 10 Activities in Ballarat
Type: Performances
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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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Brisbane
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Really enjoyed the dinner and show. Travelled with my husband and 94 year old father who is in a wheelchair - staff were brilliant - so helpful and pleasant - had a wonderful evening - loved the show and the dinner was very very nice - the bread and butter pudding was awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You can't miss this one! If you come to Ballarat you must get a ticket and enjoy this amazing show! you may buy a package ticket along with Sovergien Hill day visit.

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melbourne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was an Awesome show I fully recommend people to do this experience, we were in the "Governors class"a bit extra but worth it..So much to see and learn about our History.Just Awesome...

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Harrington, AUSTRALIA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This show is a must if you are overnighting near Ballarat. The show starts with a movie explaining what factors precipitated the course of events leading to the Eureka Stockade - unjust, increasing Gold Licence Fees imposed by the Government, but without the miners' chance of having a say in the shaping of legislation in the new Colony. Then open-sided... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to this and enjoyed the walk through elements, the engagement with a mix of special effects including light and sound and projection alongside real actors and setups. The telling of the story is good and professional. I understand that since I have seen it there have been a few changes. In fact I made some notes for them. Will... More

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Perth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

All Aussies should see this. It is so well done and captivating. A history lesson like no other. Extremely enjoyable.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable with a history lesson included with the humour and entertainment. The meal beforehand is delicious too.

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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Did the dinner and show and the food was lovely and the show was great. Had teenage kids with us and they learnt a bit of Australian history in such a fun way I don't think they even realised that they were learning. Definitely recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

In my previous review of Sovereign Hill, I did complain about the price of entry to the park/museum but this is the show which will give you your money's worth! It's quite well organised, right from an indoor theatre prelude, to an outdoor light and sound show, a very interesting road train ride to a third area where most of... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is one of the best productions I have seen. The story was well narrated and there was not a slow spot at all. My 8 year old can now articulate the birth of Australian democracy.

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