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8 Hour Private Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Tour from Melbourne

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    What to Expect
    Experience the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for REAL gold and see a spectacular $100,000 gold pour, venture underground on a fully-guided gold mine tour or catch a horse-drawn coach and tour the township.

    Guests can also visit working shops, hotels, schools, a theater, crafts, a wheelwright, a candle maker, a confectioner and steam-driven machinery.

    Enjoy lunch at the New York Bakery; which was recreated based on advice from Alfred Reid, the son of John Reid, the founder of the original bakery that stood in Ballarat over a century ago.

    Be entertained by characters dressed in traditional goldfields costumes that are more than happy to pose for a photo – a great memory of your journey back in time!

    Away from Sovereign Hill spend time with the animals at the Ballarat Wildlife Park or visit the Museum of Australian Democracy Eureka (M.A.D.E).

    • Gold museum
    • Guided mine tour
    • Lunch at Sovereign Hill ‘New York Bakery’
    • Enjoy an authentic ‘Gold Pour’
    • Take the time to pan for gold
    • A visit to the Ballarat Wildlife Park
    • The historic gold mining city of Ballarat
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Melbourne Hotel
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch - 2-course lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed October 21, 2018

    We had agood well guided coach trip leaving Melbourne wth most informative driver who showed us all the sites in Ballarat wth their history. We then spent four and a half hours at Sovereign Hill which was most interesting particularly wth locals in period dressMore

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank peterkendal
    MelbPrivateTours, General Manager at Melbourne Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

    Hi Peter, thanks so much for taking the time to leave feedback for us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your day trip to Sovereign Hill and Ballarat - definitely one of the most unique places to visit in Australia showcasing our 19th century history....More

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    • Melbourne Private Tours
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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