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Sovereign Hill

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with Optional Wildlife Park from Melbourne
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At Sovereign Hill, the story of an important time and place in Australian History, and the people who lived it, lives on. An internationally acclaimed tourist attraction, Sovereign Hill prides itself on its close attention to detail found in every aspect of this living, outdoor museum. Sovereign Hill is a glimpse of the vigour and excitement of life on Australia’s 1850s goldfields. Visitors can find real gold in the creek – gold pans are provided and it’s ‘finders keepers’, see $150,000 worth of molten gold poured into a gleaming bar, and take in the rich program of activities, shows and demonstrations. On Main Street there are working shops, hotels and a theatre – all based on original Ballarat businesses. Visitors are able to watch goldfields tradespeople in action and take a ride around the township in a horse-drawn coach. For the brave hearted, journey underground on a gold mine tour.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“panning for gold” (298 reviews)
“candle making” (125 reviews)
“gold pour” (119 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 3 5337 1100
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"panning for gold"
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"candle making"
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"gold pour"
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"period costume"
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"gold rush"
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Reviewed yesterday

I suppose it would have been good. We found the price to get into the place too expensive for us. Maybe next time we will budget for it.

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed yesterday

My mum and dad both worked at sovereign hill when I was young so my bothers and myself would spend every weekend there . It has changed so much over the years so when we have out of town visitors we can alway take them...More

Thank Leeannbig
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped for a day at Sovereign Hill. It was amazing, the historical accuracy! Watching the gold pouring was a favorite, and the staff are very friendly. My brother had a chat and was shown around by one of the men who worked the smelting shed....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit to experience what the gold rush in that era would have been like . Excellent costumes added to experience

Thank Kenneth Charles S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a step back in time this was! The characters you bumped into were terrific and the set up was amazing. The houses that were there made us appreciate to extreme lengths what we have today. A family of 4, like us, were squashed in...More

Thank cjloges
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stayed as right on the doorstep to Sovereign Hill. Room was average, full English breakfast was good. Staff friendly

Thank bokpower
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi bokpower, Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals, tourists, it doesn't matter. Everyone should have a look through this marvel of a theme park. The detail and planning that has gone into retaining the beauty of historic Ballarat is phenomenal. Pop in for the Winter Wonderlights to really get value!

Thank Sam H
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Sam H, Thank-you for so much your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day. The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing to old cultures, local pretty dress, made some gold. Have some fun activities which’s Ride hoses $5 per person. There have candles making as well.

Thank Phantipa K
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Phantipa K, Thank-you so much for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day. The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spread our visit over 2 days - 3 hours the first day just wandering and the 2nd day 5 hours taking in the Labyrinth mine tour one of the three nine tours that you need to book for. The mine tour takes you 70...More

Thank Kyramykala
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kyramykala, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. Interesting for kids and adults. The mine tour/show was very good, highly recommended.

Thank Rebecca B
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rebecca B, Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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annaspanna2018
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi annaspanna2018, Yes, Sovereign Hill does accept companion cards.
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Joyce N
February 15, 2018|
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Response from Ben P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea, we drove there,they were so professional I would be very surprised if they didn’t. The local Ballarat Tourist information centre was excellent and very, very personal and extremely helpful.
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July 27, 2017|
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Response from Faye H | Reviewed this property |
Best make contact with Sovereign Hill for the answer
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