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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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Great visual experience. Thought I had a reasonable knowledge of the Eureka rebellion but how wrong was I. Throughly enjoyed the light show and very informative. The laser show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Sarah H
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great visual experience. Thought I had a reasonable knowledge of the Eureka rebellion but how wrong was I. Throughly enjoyed the light show and very informative. The laser show and effects along with the narrative story is a real history lesson. But be prepared it is cold & rug up as it is all outside. Although there is not much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Really great - well organised and worth the money. Take warm clothes !!! The train ride between sites was the highlight for our six year old. Some loud bangs could scare little children but ours was fine with this.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

A year ago we turned up and the second show had been cancelled. This time around we hooked ahead. Overall the show was really good. I enjoyed the first half where we walked through a camp as the story unfolded. The second part where we were in an outdoor theatre was pretty good too but there was something a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I came out of this show feeling very patriotic and humble. What a great show the effects were brilliant. The show goes for about 90 minutes and tells us of the story of the Eureka Stockade. A great insight to the life of the diggers on the gold fields. You are taken to about 4 sites around Sovereign Hill in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I cannot talk more highly about this brilliant show. Definitely worth seeing and definitely worth the money. It's production is of high quality and it leaves you wanting more! The ending was just a master piece! I applaud the production team that have put this together, thankyou for such a wonderful experience that i will never forget. :))

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Canberra
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The Blood on the Southern Cross sound and light show was excellent. So much history graphically portrayed into a 90 minute program. The Soverign Hill staff were very friendly and professional and patient, particularly exercised excellent control when herding about 180 school children who attended the same session.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

5 of us went and saw this show, have been before but it is improving all the time. Great for visitors to see what life was like in the gold fields also the problems attached to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Unless you are absolutely certain the weather will be sufficiently hot ….. dress up very warmly for the sound and light show. I would recommend a very warm overcoat, plus potentially a good hat as well. The first 10 minutes of the show is inside, in the auditorium, which is fine and a useful introduction to the history of gold... More 

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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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