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Sovereign Hill

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
03 5337 1199
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$135*
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with...
89%
Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Sovereign Hill is an amazing place to visit, not just for kids but for adults too. Taking you back in time, it has lots of places to see and interactive things to do. I'd happily use a full two day ticket to visit. The mine has a new little train that takes you in.....it's terrific. They have decent places to... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Sovereign hill i remember going to when i was a kid. So of course i am going to take my kids also for the experience. Was a good day out with lots of shows, lolly making and panning for gold flecks. little bit of history so good all round day takes you right back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It brings you back to the old time. Stuff are friendly.There are some people play instruments. We were really enjoyed!its a good fun that take a horse ride. You will love it! Very historical place that worth to visit!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic sound and light show depicting the lead up to the Eureka Stockade battle. World class entertainment

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

this is a wonderful historical part situated just out of Ballarat. Based on Ballarat as it was during the gold period of the 1850's the park recreates the goldfields and the main town street. Staff in period costume add real colour to the spectacle as does the horse drawn coaches. Trips down into a mine add real inside into what... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We took our 5 year old grandson here when we last visited the family in Australia. It was free of charge for him, but we were a bit put out not to receive the seniors discount for ourselves, as we are not residents of Victoria! If Australian seniors had come here with ID showing their entitlement to senior discounts, they... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Travel back in time, a great experience for all ages. Not too expensive considering you spend all day there.

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were a bit surprised at how expensive it is to get in but once we were in we had a great day. We enjoyed the Gold mine tour which is an additional cost. Our only issue is that we were told it was ok to bring our daughter along who is 5 months old. The tour guide was lovely... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had a lovely day day here today with my husband,kids & mum who has come to visit from the UK.Yes it's a bit pricey to get in & also don't except UK concession cards (every where else my mum has visited,has excepted it).But a great day had by all.Mine tour was really good with a great guide,shame it wasn't longer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This place is really brings you back with everything (houses, people, stores) are from 1850's. Do not miss the evening activity in this place and bay a package ticket for both day and night event .

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