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Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 03 5337 1199
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates...

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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Always great to come back to visit Sovereign Hill, so much for the family to do. Kids loved the mine, the school, & going through the cottages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always great to come back to visit Sovereign Hill, so much for the family to do. Kids loved the mine, the school, & going through the cottages.

Thank Grant N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited many times over the years, something for everyone, great glimpse into our colonial past

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love Soverign Hill. Lots to do. The 3 different mine rides are all worth going on and if you have time, stay for the night time show - go for the meal and show package - it's good value. The old lolly shop is a definite favourite as is the real gold pour.

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Lismore, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow! This place has so much to offer everyone, from young kids to the elderly. We travelled from Melbourne and booked the tickets for day entry, dinner and sound and light show. Our day spent at Sovereign Hill was just really good fun, from the moment we got there. All the staff in period costumes and ever so friendly, never... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an average day weather wise so I will try not to let that affect the review. We have been in the past and enjoyed the experience. This time was a little different in that we had a very active two year old with us. Te place is kept exceptionally clean despite the best efforts of many school groups... More 

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South Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

interesting themed venue place was loved by the children service was pathetic tho staff seemed unhappy to be there food was simple and cold

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved Sovereign Hill, the staff were knowledgeable and polilite. The place was well maintained. I felt in touch with the times. I'm still thinking about what it was like for the people that lived and worked in the gold fields. The bakery was delightful and stocked up on pies and tarts to take home. Highly recommend a visit if in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wondered weather we would make time to see Sovereign Hill as our time in Ballarat was limited. A slightly wet day dawned and we took the plunge as we were told there was plenty of shelter there, well we had almost the whole day there including a lovely lunch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The entry fee was well worth it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sovereign Hill was so much more than I expected. It was a great reenactment of Ballarat Gold Rush times, down to miner's tents, a stream where you could pan for gold, mine tours, carriage rides. Coolest part was visiting school kids could dress up appropriate to the period, and would go around the several streets of town seeing demonstrations, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Sovereign hill on a number of occasions and I do not get board with it. In fact there is always something new to see and the staff there make the visit even better. They all play their parts well, in the period of the gold rush, giving respect and a bit of laughter to everyone. Ensure... More 

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