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Sovereign Hill

Bradshaw St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is one of Ballarats best tourist attractions, you go back in time to see how the people lived, children schooled, the miners digging for gold the hard times they put up with.People dressed in period costumes, even the children at school, cottages to look in, watch the machinery working keeping Sovereign Hill going, Blacksmith, Pouring of Gold, Bowling alley,... More 

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Townsville, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Loved it, loved it, loved it. It was a beautiful day weather wise and the environment is so realistic to the 1850s. It was educational, enjoyable and fun. Staff dressed in period costume and were very friendly.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We did this on the school holidays and they had a special lights show with fake snow...honestly this was spectacular and I would highly recommend to do in the school holidays. It is expensive to get in we got.a discount with our hotel but it was an experience and the kids loved. Definitely do one of the underground tours it... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Perfect for a wedding or function. The venue is just beautiful, being able to choose from many different rooms for your function, plus being able to use the gorgeous grounds! I saw this in the absolute weddings magazine & just loved it!

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Sovereign Hill is a great day out for the family. Plenty to see and do, and even more to learn about life on the Victorian goldfield all those years ago. Good selection of food available around the park. Christmas in July was being celebrated during my visit - the light show in the evening was a sight to behold, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Really enjoy the experience. Stayed at the Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill which enabled entry from a special hotel entrance. The actors and demonstrations were awesome. It was like stepping back in time to the days of the early colony. A really authentic experience and highly recommended!

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Was keen to see Sovereign Hill, however my experience was somewhat dampened because of the 2000 + Indian Amway reps that visited on the same day......Needless to say it was extremely busy & difficult to really enjoy it. It was however worth a look & the evening show was interesting, we had the meal also which was nice. Definitely worth... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Sovereign Hill is a fantastic place, its like walking back in time. Every attraction is different and well done. There is much to learn and by the end of the day you just don't want to leave. Our kids loved the gold panning, candle making, pantomimes and coach ride. Its really interesting to discover how life was in the mining... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I have visited here often since becoming a member - which worked out cheaper - I especially loved the Chinese New Year celebrations and the Chinese philharmonic orchestral performance at the theatre - really beautiful - I would see these anywhere - such unusual instruments! I always enjoy the candles and old fashioned bits and bods that you can pick... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is our4 trip to Sovereign Hill and the Hope Bakery still make the BEST meat pies we've ever eaten. They have the standard meat pies and even a lamb stew pie which was my favourite. The sausage role and veggie pasties are also tasty too but do try to go early to avoid them selling out. Great friendly service... More 

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Additional Information about Sovereign Hill

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

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