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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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I visited last year, We did Sovereign Hill for the day, then gold museum and then back to Sovereign Hill for dinner and sound and light show (Blood On the Southern Cross) It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Victoria, Australia
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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I visited last year, We did Sovereign Hill for the day, then gold museum and then back to Sovereign Hill for dinner and sound and light show (Blood On the Southern Cross) It was a fantastic day spent wondering the old town and diggings we did a mine tour "Trapped" and ate far to many raspberry drops! The gold museum... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great fun day for the all ages and well worth a visit. The history of the early gold mining days is very interesting and the staff appear to really enjoy acting out their roles from the past. Well worth doing at least one of the underground mind adventures.

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Honestly the most fun I've had as an adult since gold panning here when I was 8 years old. The boiled lollies are to die for, fun bowls, yummy food. An educational and fun experience

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Good value got some great souvenirs and didn't wait long for them to be made Everything about it was great Very welcoming staff in great old dresses in the entrance all staff that we seen were very friendly and accommodating Kids and big kids (adults) will love itwell and truly worth the drive to Ballarat

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great activities, fun to wander around and awesome bakery food, although they were out of family pies by the time we got there. You can spend a fortune buying a few little bits and pieces in all of the stores, but all great fun.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This whole small town will make you wonder if you are back to old days through time tunnel if you don't get to see the visitors;) Stores, post office, police, notice boards, dresses, streets, wagons and everything you see there will just amaze you and make you feel the old times. Don't miss the mine tour. Will visit again if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

More than the destination, the journey is beautiful. Don't miss going into the real Gold mine; we really enjoyed the trip into the Gold mine. Loved Ballarat. Wish I get a chance to live there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Enjoyed walking the streets and stepping back in time. Interesting to see the old trades in practice. We had a great day.

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rnelbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

5 stars. Great day out for the family. 2nd day re- entry is also free at the moment. I Loved the $150,000 gold pour. The Mine Tour was also a highlight. Gold Panning was also a massive highlight and after we got a little bit of help with our technique from one of the guys that worked there we found... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had a great time, probably the best place in Australia to get a feel of their history. I think it is a bit expensive they should review their price structure. The light and sound show is a must, although, again a bit expensive. Overall a must specially if you like history.

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