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Sovereign Hill

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
03 5337 1199
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$128*
and up
Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with...
89%
Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851. By day, Sovereign Hill is where Australia’s history comes to life! It’s just like stepping back in time - from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where costumed ladies and gents parade their new-found wealth, to the excitement of the diggings where you can pan for real gold and it’s yours to keep!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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MELBOURNE
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived at 10-30pm and could have spent 2 days here! The kids found it fascinating -The trooper displaying his guns and tools and firing the rifle into the air , the redcoats giving a display, the candle making , the blacksmith and the wheelwrights to name a few. We did the tour under the mine where they have a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Very interesting to walk around. Entrance fee a little pricey when also have to continue paying for extras inside.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the best attractions in Australia. From the moment you step through the front door it's like you entered the Tardis and went back to the mid 1800s. Allow at least 4-5 hours and soak up the history.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Hubby and I really enjoyed our step back in time on the streets of old Ballarat. Strolling along under the verandas and checking out the many and varied shops where the storekeepers and their staff were dressed in the period costumes of the gold-rush days, was so enjoyable. It all looked so authentic. Due to it being school holidays (not... More 

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Beaconsfield, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

A friend told us we would only be there for a few hours. But we did a full day and came back the next morning (get your tix stamped and it is free to return). Could make the 'events' easier to co-ordinate. Seemed to go up and down the hill a few times to get to different things. Food options... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit - old style buildings gold panning, The locals all dressed in century clothes, horse drawn carts

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

What a brilliant place to visit. We had a fantastic time immersing ourselves in Australia's gold mining past. The buildings were amazing and the "townsfolk" we're really informative and extremely helpful. Lots of schoolchildren panning for gold and looked like they were having a great time. Blacksmith's shop was good and we had a horseshoe engraved while we waited. Stage... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

excellent park. Excellent history and excellently presented. The staff are amazing, LOTS to see and do and LOTS to keep you occupied. There are lots of FREE demonstrations to watch, the tours cost a little extra on top of entrance fees but overall quite affordable. Every pass entitles you to come back to visit the next day to catch anything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I enjoy Sovereign hill it was a little bit price for what it was but that's life. But all good and a great night out, The light show is amazing and very cool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Sovereign Hill offers enjoyment for any ages. We have 6 children (1,3,5,7,9,11) & although the entry price may seem a little high, it is valid for 2 whole days plus free entry to Gold Museum (not as exciting!) Also remember this is a not-for-profit attraction so all of the entry price fees are used solely for the purpose of keeping... More 

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