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Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 03 5337 1199
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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What can I say...Awesome we went To the Christmas in July what an experience;how they turned it into a Magicial wonderland was unbelievable, the staff were accomadating, it all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What can I say...Awesome we went To the Christmas in July what an experience;how they turned it into a Magicial wonderland was unbelievable, the staff were accomadating, it all ran like clock work.The night lights are something to see,and the snow falling , the light show was awesome.The Main Street was all decorated up for Christmas, trees, carol singers, Snow..I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I would live here if it were possible. So much fun and a great day out. We also stayed for the night show and it was well worth it. Also had some period photos taken and panned for gold and had a carriage ride.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

this attraction has got to be seen by anyone with the time if visiting ballarat. quality - quality - quality. it is a credit to the management and staff who present it to the public

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a big WOW! We would like to say thank you to all staff and workers of these lovely events, the place are spectacular! All the set up of the event are really really good! All staff works hard and they delivered all the expectations of their visitors like us. The Snow in the Main Street was fantastic! Followed By... More 

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Echuca, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place just keeps on getting better. I was present when it commenced, I have visited repeatedly and it still maintains its appeal. It is not cheap but the quality is there at every turn once inside. It has appeal for all ages, some features are superficial and others are very meaningful. It is OK in the heat but unfriendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Death on the Southern Cross is a sound and light show which was worth seeing. It's well presented and gives an insight into colonial Australia in the 19th century. Ballarat village done up as it was in the 19th century is interesting to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Our 6 month old son loved every minute of the visit. Even missed a couple day sleeps. Was great to get back as my last trip was for a school camp

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Bought the Family Gold Pass for my family which included 3 mine tours -- had mistakenly thought that we would be shown different mines but it was the same mine shaft, only difference was the emphasis of the narration. Going down the mine shaft was pretty interesting for the first time, but the novelty soon wore off the second time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

A very interesting place to stroll around during the day but the site becomes alive with the Light & Sound Show, best to book, in the evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Went there in the afternoon and there were so much to do! There were shops you could walk around, a modern cafe if you are hungry, there is always a showcase all the time such as how to make candles, how to make wheels and the mine tour is a must! Sure there is extra charge applied but it was... More 

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Address: Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 03 5337 1199
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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