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Sovereign Hill

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Sovereign Hill

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Sovereign Hill General Entry Ticket
$36.57 per adult
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[PRIVATE TOUR] Sovereign Hill Tour
$382.20 per adult
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Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail - Full day adventure
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Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail - Full day adventure

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Cycle the unsealed but gentle gradient 53km trail from Ballarat to Skipton. Meander through the wide open grasslands, eucalypt forests, historic bridges and quaint 19th century villages of Smythesdale, Scarsdale, Linton and Skipton. There are plenty of great places to stop along the way to bird watch and take in the flora and fauna. The Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary will offer sightings of scarlet robins, eastern and crimson rosellas and above the treetops you may spot wedge tailed eagles and kites. Take along a picnic to enjoy at one of the many shelters along the way or enjoy a meal at the cafes and pubs on the route.
$71.71 per adult
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m4slcsam wrote a review Jul 2020
Geelong & Bellarine, Australia259 contributions32 helpful votes
Both of my children (now grown up) visited here on school trips so as adults we've never visited when staying in Ballarat. We spent 2.5 hours leisurely walking around and it was enjoyable. Glad we've been now.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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BlackSheepSwan wrote a review Jul 2020
AWOL7 contributions10 helpful votes
Half price ticket and half the experience. Treating people as if there is a plague. Using video surveilance to monitor people and keep them apart....wiping down seats and surfaces continually. At this rate Victoria and Australia are facing a totalitarian reset and collapse. Overall it's certainly not the same as it used to be and I would not recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Cameron D wrote a review Jun 2020
New Norfolk, Australia142 contributions9 helpful votes
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Great day to wander around with the family. Even won’t he Covid restrictions you still have plenty of reasons to stay awhile! And the price of the trinkets was acceptable.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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RC30319 wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia1,150 contributions331 helpful votes
If you have half a day this attraction is well worth a visit. It's a very complete view of a slice of history that most people forget about. The reproductions are good, some of it is a little cheesy entertainment, but it's all good fun and a way to bring history to light and make it a bit fun. Wander the streets, look in the old houses, get a glimpse of what it was like "back then". Even though it's an extra charge, do take the gold mine tour. It doesn't last very long, but if you get a good guide, you can get a feel of what it must have been like underground. Very glad we found time to go.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Robert R wrote a review Mar 2020
Fairfax, Virginia794 contributions239 helpful votes
I visited this place in 2013 and again during my February 2020 Australian trip. Good and hokey as before but this time we went and took the optional mine tour. The tour was the highlight of the visit since you can imagine what the miners had to do to get the gold. Also enjoyed the gold smelting show - $250,000 of gold melted down and made into a bar. Overall, the visit is well worth spending 3-4 hours.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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