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Blood on the Southern Cross

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
+61 3 5337 1199
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We started our evening with dinner in the Charlie Nappier Hotel - great meal to start the evening... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kyramykala
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Hobart, Australia
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Brilliant!

This is a fabulous multi-site venue that really brings history to life. The story is clearly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MG_Aussie_Traveller
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Melbourne, Australia
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‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ is an explosive multi-million dollar sound-and-light show like nothing you’ve ever seen before!The story of the Eureka Rebellion, a dramatic battle between gold miners and Government forces at Ballarat on 3 December, 1854, is retold nightly by ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’, Sovereign Hill’s acclaimed sound-and-light spectacular.Set under the night skies at Sovereign Hill, ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ involves no actors – just voices, dazzling sound-and-light effects and a stunning open-air set. Visitors travel across the site on a comfortable transporter and view much of the action from the re-created Free Trade Hotel on the Eureka Diggings.To make the most of your ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ experience, enjoy a two-course, pre-show dinner which includes beer, wine and soft drink served at your table. Then stay overnight at Sovereign Hill!Ask about our special package deals which include day entry to Sovereign Hill, dinner, show and on-site accommodation at Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.
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Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started our evening with dinner in the Charlie Nappier Hotel - great meal to start the evening The show is an amazing account noise and light show of the Eureka stockade The show commences in the Theatre and then progresses outside to the working...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous multi-site venue that really brings history to life. The story is clearly explained with amazing changing landscapes to highlight each aspect. We were there as a small group with 4 groups of primary school children. Plenty of room for everyone and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely dinner followed by an encompassing show highlighting the struggles of times. Goods value for the day spent.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We knew little about Australian history, so even less about Southern Cross. However, after this trip we now know much about the area. A worthwhile experience, including a short movie, a walk around part of the Sovereign Hill site, and then a 3 dimensional re-enactment...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We went there while in the area entertaining a couple from England and even though I had been there before I still rated the experience It made our visitors aware of a part of our history and they really liked the entertainment it provided If...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

The introduction was good. But as the show went on there were a lot of comments about the lack of people in the show. Well. There were none. The lights how was amazing. But there were a lot of comments from spectators asking where the...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

A show which physically moves through a number of different sites to experience and learn different things. You start in a theatre, progress to a creek side (weather permitting), move onto an amazing huge scale explanation of the Eureka Stockade, and then finish on Main...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We have been to Sovereign Hill several times but had never seen this show until now. It was not at all what I expected and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was really interesting and unique, with no actors, only lights, sounds and a narrator to...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I have not seen this show for about 7 or 8 years and it was brilliant then and I'm looking forward to seeing it again. Stay overnight at Sovereign Hill, do the full adventure breakfast, dinner and the show if you can. Brilliant show looking...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We had a dinner/show package. The two course dinner, main and sweets was at a hotel at Soverign Hill. Just prior to the show. Food ,and presentation was excellent.worth doing prior to the show. Then the show started with a film insight . This was...More

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Sorry must have been a delay this question just popped up. It's not included but it's so worth it. We hadn't been in 10 years and we took our daughter to see it we all loved it. If you've been I hope you enjoyed it we can't... More
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