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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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What a wonderful visit!

We arrived about 11am on Friday and left Saturday afternoon. We had the best time! All the people that work there are so lovely and the costumes are just beautiful. Tours, coach... read more

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Warrandyte, Australia
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Warrandyte, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We arrived about 11am on Friday and left Saturday afternoon. We had the best time! All the people that work there are so lovely and the costumes are just beautiful. Tours, coach rides, gold pouring, vintage pictures of our family, gold panning, shopping in beautiful shops with lovely old things and new, lollies! yummy afternoon tea, great food, lots of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spend 2 days at Soverign Hill, and had a wonderful time recommend getting the RACV discount prior to going and also using the 2 days for price of 1. Panning for gold was fun as was the bowling, Great to see everyone dressed up and very friendly. Blue coat marching was great, just beware of little ears as when they... More 

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Thank KRW101
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

been here 5 years ago, came here again last week, still great as before, great ambient, nice staffs, can feel they love their job! tried the gold mine tours (2 out of 3 tours), both were great, worth every $

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Thank FerdyMul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the number one thing on my to do list when we drove to Victoria, and I am so glad we were able to visit. It blew me away. You will need all day just to take everything in! From candle making, to panning for gold, to old mine cart rides! Even more fun when they do Christmas in... More 

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Thank Squidlet93
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here because i wanted to take my partner somewhere where she hasn't been before It's great to see how the town still runs like it did in the 1800's when it was a gold town it's a fantastic place for all ages.The only negative is the weather it's bloody freezing and normally raining But there is wood fire... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Totally Authentic Real Life Park dedicated to Gold Fields of the 1850s. You can Pan for Gold and have a " Eureka " moment. Put aside a whole day. You will need it.

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Thank Don S
Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sovereign Hill totally blew us away, I have been to other gold mine museums but this one is the best, its so well run and there is so much to do and see. You really need a full day to really enjoy everything and see all the displays and shows. We were staying at Daylesford for 2 days and didnt... More 

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Thank NikkiGAdelaide
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow! you really need the whole day to get round this old gold mining Town, tickets come with a 'Next day free entrance" so if you are stopping in the area for a few days, split the visit, there is so much to see!. Apart from the sights, there are places to eat and several toilet facilities around the site,... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended Sovereign Hill in early September (not school holidays) with our infant, toddler and preschooler. For 2 adult VIP tickets we were able to get 2 day entry, gold mine tour, free horse rides, costumed photograph and touch of gold. There was so much to do and see that we didn't get through everything even with prior planning. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Managed to get the one day a year that it didn't rain in Ballarat . Price for two adults and two kids was $136, so a little on the expensive side but there is stacks of things to do. We started off panning for gold in the river. Then doing an underground mine tour ( this was really cool )... More 

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