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Blood on the Southern Cross

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5337 1199
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Ranked #7 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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Perth, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I heard great reviews about this so I thought the kids would love it. But we did it and the kids found it utterly boring. Yes its very informative but does not hold the expectations that we had. The effect later on in the show were good, the early parts were boring. I assumed there would be actors but its... More

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Did think $47.20 was a bit rich for pensioners though! We booked motel online, had we booked direct, we would of got a discount. Short taxi ride to / from motel.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had no idea what this attraction would be like, but I can only say don't miss it! I am so glad I went, as I will probably not return to Australia. History unfolding in front of your eyes, with all the sights and sounds of the 1850's. Excellent show. I am unable to put the true date I visited,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The sounds,light and atmosphere of 1850s ballarat comes vividly to life during the four part presentation at sovereign hill. Everyday goldmining life is illustrated effectively and realistically and the whole eureka story is ably explained. The entire adventure stars at 645pm and finishes at 815pm. Staff helpful and attentive. Highly recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have to say that we didn't know what to make of this show. It is performed on four different stages and clients are taken from a cosy indoor theatre, then walk outside for the second section, then taken by coach to another theatre and then taken by coach to another theatre for the finishing speech. No actors are used at... More

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Brunei
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The whole show is performed indoor and outdoor where audiences are led to several location both indoor and outdoor to experience the extreme weather the miners might have experienced. Very good light and sound show, my kids absolutely loved the experience.

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Until I went to see this light and sound show, I never realised just how intense this was for the miners. I would recommend this to anyone contemplating going to see it , to pay the money because you will not be disappointed.

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Perth, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
67 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Why did the miners at Ballarat form the stockade - take the time and pay the money to see a dazzling and well constructed sound and light show to bring the event to your senses. There is great educational value in the presentation - a series of transitions in your evenings entertainment that must be said is as good as... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You MUST see this, We opted for the dinner, dual entry and show ticket, which at the time I thought was expensive. The food was of a very high quality, dessert was delicious, but the show itself is so well thought out and presented. It is a light and sound show only but not to be missed!!

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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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