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Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 03 5337 1199
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Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates Ballarat’s...

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!

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Take a step back to the gold rush period

Very nice attraction with lots of great activities to occupy your day. The gold panning is great and you can actually find and keep real gold.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice attraction with lots of great activities to occupy your day. The gold panning is great and you can actually find and keep real gold.

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Modiin, Israel
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went as a family (2 adults, kids ages 9 through 17). The adults and younger kids enjoyed but the teens found it boring. It's not inexpensive, so take that into consideration when deciding whether to do this activity.

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Buninyong, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Start in the movie bit to see a bit of history (kids can climb through the exhibit if they are too excited) Must sees: The main street The Chemist, the old store, the lolly shop All the little houses up one street Horses (2pm for the Stables talk) Diggings (tours at 11:30am and 2pm) Steam engine pump - easy to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a perfect day we had on the day we decided to visit Sovereign Hill Pioneer Village, In the middle of winter the day was cold and crisp, but the welcome by all the staff and volunteers was as warm as it could be, From the time we entered the village we were transported back to a time where Gold... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sovereign Hill is frankly a world class attraction up there with the best. A great family day out but depending upon the time of the year, beware of the crowds. Our family are European based world travellers and therefore have experienced many world attractions. Sovereign Hill is without doubt a world class experience. It is a recreation of a time... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great day at Soverign Hill. It was easy to spend the day looking at everything and doing a little gold panning. We took a picnic lunch and got a pass out at lunchtime to get it out of our cars. There is a bakery there if you want to purchase lunch which had all the usual pies... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit as a family, and got the VIP pass. Value for money and would only visit with the VIP pass in future. Need two days.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not bad place to visit to see how it was like in the olden days. But AUD54 seems abit high and the gold mine 50min tour is at additional cost. Make sure you stay til afternoon for the 1.30pm solders march through (we missed it as needed to rush to somewhere else).

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited having not been for 20 years. Its just great for everyone. There is a free mining tour, there is panning for gold, photographs dressed in old world costumes, all the support shops that would have been there for the miners and a particularly good explanation of chinese migration and the challenges faced. Kids love it but we did... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to attend the Winter Wonderland in July. We thought there wouldn't be much to see so we left it till early afternoon to go down for a look. We really wish we had gone in the morning and made a day of it. The walk back in time was awesome. There is so much to see and do... More 

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