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Sovereign Hill

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Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 03 5337 1199
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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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Educational Day Out

Very informative and interactive. Restaurants and bathroom facilities are very satisfactory. Loved the spontaneous scenes played out in the streets by the acting staff..There was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very informative and interactive. Restaurants and bathroom facilities are very satisfactory. Loved the spontaneous scenes played out in the streets by the acting staff..There was always something happening around us. Very clean all around. The entry fee was quite steep. Watched the theater production held based on the Snow White story - very entertaining!

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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The highlights of our visit were the Gold Pour, and Labyrinth of Gold mine tour. Panning for gold in the creek was, as always, great fun. Apparently February is the quietest month, but I really feel that visitors should be treated to the same experience, regardless of when they visit. Two of the working character actors told us they were... More 

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Thank Chloe S
Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You cannot visit the Ballarat area and not go to Sovereign Hill, It is a must for all ages Gold panning is fun. So much to see. The light and sound show is well worth seeing also. Wear good walking shoes. This is a must.

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1 Thank tracy6333
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great value pay for one day get the next day free. Also includes entry to the Gold Museum across the road. Very well set out , lots to see & do, you can just wander around watching or you can join in on all sorts of activities .

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Thank nightowlHarden
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff were extremely friendly. I took my friends from New York on there last night in Australia. I was slightly embarrassed. The show wasn't as good as I had remembered from about 10 years ago. It was too drawn out. Relied on flashes of light loud noises and recorded voices to tell the story. I was sorry that there... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing Tourist Attraction, so much to see so allow plenty of time. Recommend walking shoes and take a cameras. Enjoy

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Thank Marbaz99
Ballarat, Australia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sovereign Hil is an awesome place to visit all year round , I especially love the Christmas in July theme they have. There is plenty to see and do for all the family,it is a real treat to walk back in time.

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Thank Sue M
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience and opportunity to live the lives as our ancestors did. Tents, gold mining, the simplicity of life. Just amazing

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Thank Gloria C
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

not worth the obscene amount of money to enter. done in a few minutes, and have to pay ridiculous prices for a tiny bucket of cold chips. the gold museum and gift shop was more entertaining!

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Thank KathrynMakris
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to visit so much to do and see and we found gold woohoo. A must to see how people lived and worked the gold fields.

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