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Sovereign Hill

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Bradshaw St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Christmas in July

Spent the day enjoying the activities and nice cafes. Finished the evening with the light show. It was far better than I expected. Wonderful carol singers and impressive lighting design were the finale to an engaging historical lesson on the gold mining history of the region.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Ken_and_Laurel
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Bairnsdale, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Loved the whole concept. Great for anyone interested in history, and the mining era. Very authentic and an exceptional amount of work has gone into putting Sovereign Hill together. We also stayed for the "Light & Sound" show. It was brilliant and well worth doing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

An awesome experience, we loved everything and would return again. Great value for money, we did a package deal including accommodation a 2 in a Queen room including a buffet breakfast for 2, a 2 day pass, light n sound show and a 2 course dinner for 2, gold mine pass for 2, devonshire tea for 2, pass for 2... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

For people travelling to Ballarat and going to Sovereign Hill, if you are there for more that one day, the VIP Gold Pass is fantastic Value, you get 3 days entry. A mine tour, unlimited coach rides and VIP line access. A mine tour (really good) and and old time photo in costume. And also a picture with a gold... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The main attraction of going down under the ground n exploring a gold mine is rather more then disappointing. If its a video that you see after going 60 ft deep then you can do that at home The only good thing is they have tried tobrestore the real old shops n village. Otherwise i cant say any more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

brilliant! loved the atmosphere, loved the fact you pay for a days entry and you get the next day free which includes the gold museum entry as well. the lights and faux snow were great. Highly recommend

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was well worth the two day pass. However we were very disappointed that we could not do the night shows as they were booked out. Book well in advance if you want to see the night shows. Overall a wonderful place and you can easily spend 2 days there and I imagine with small children an even better experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We decided to take the kids here for a surprise over the school holidays. it was amazing. we loved it. Make sure you do the underground mine tour it was fascinating. A Ballarat attraction not to be missed.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The grandchildren loved this day full of activities and things to do and see. Not enough hours in this day

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Benalla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Experienced Winter Wonderland activity at Sovereign. Was well worth the visit even the cold did spoil our day. Being school holidays there were lots of families but there was still plenty of options and the large crowd was well catered for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Spent the day enjoying the activities and nice cafes. Finished the evening with the light show. It was far better than I expected. Wonderful carol singers and impressive lighting design were the finale to an engaging historical lesson on the gold mining history of the region.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bradshaw St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5337 1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Greek
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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