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Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 03 5337 1199
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Description: Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates Ballarat’s...
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!
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We did the whole thing - booked on for the day, had dinner there that night and then saw the show, which was extremely well done. We actually had our tickets validated so we could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We did the whole thing - booked on for the day, had dinner there that night and then saw the show, which was extremely well done. We actually had our tickets validated so we could return the next day for free - and did come back as we actually ran out of time the first day and didn't get to... More 

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Mahia Beach, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

well worth seeing so interesting and well done,a mining town rebuilt about 70 years ago as it would have been in a town in the 1800s so basic life was then

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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Stayed at the Comfort Inn at Sovereign Hill so that gives you unlimited access during opening hours for the duration of your stay, so 1 night gives you 2 full days at Sovereign Hill. As advertised this is an open air Museum and we were lucky with the late Autumn weather. Transport - Caught the Goldrush Express up from Melbourne.... More 

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Forresters Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Sovereign Hill is a great place for all age groups. You can spend a whole day there and still not see everything (your ticket does allow you to go back the next day at no extra cost, as long as you validate it on your way out) The mine tunnels are a little scary but interesting. Loved all the shows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We've been to Sovereign hill twice now and enjoyed ourselves each time. The staff are dressed in period costume (don't go dressed up though - it's not allowed!) Food prices are not outrageous and panning for gold is a fun adventure where if you can wait long enough someone always falls in!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We had our 1 day ticket validated for 2 days, which enabled us to do all the outdoor activities one day allowing us to visit the Gold Museum and indoor activities the following day when the weather turned cold and wet. One day would not have been sufficient to explore fully Sovereign Hill, speaking with the many volunteers, learning the... More 

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Atherton, Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had a terrific day at Sovereign Hill - we were blown away by the very friendly staff, the cleanliness of the little town, and the lay out. There were many children there, lots dressed in period costumes as they were on excursion and we couldnt help but notice that the children were all made to feel very welcome and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Took my family here and my two kids under the age of 3 and they enjoy themselves.My 3 year old did candle making which was so much fun, play dress up,feel a real gold and information on how gold is made.The food in the cafeteria was not very special but there is a hotel we did not go into probably... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Was plenty to do and see, spent the whole day there. Kids enjoyed looking at the animals (goats, ducks), panning for gold, going for a ride on the horse carriage and of course looking at the historical exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

So much fun for all ages... so many different things to do and learn... can take old fashioned pictures, always a winner.

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