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Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 03 5337 1199
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Impressive attraction, much bigger than I expected

A large historical mining town, plenty to see and do. Would be ideal for a visit with the kids, probably not as much to do for teenagers etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A large historical mining town, plenty to see and do. Would be ideal for a visit with the kids, probably not as much to do for teenagers etc.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very expensive $136 to get in for a family and then you had to pay extra for the mine tour and the horse and carriage ride , the mine tour was great for a family it was $20 but well worth it the horses were good too,we then went to the cafe for lunch in our option this was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I had a greta time at Ballarat during their winter wonderland special. We elected to purchase the VIP pass which we didn't regret. The pass included delicious fluffy scones with hot chocolate and marchmallows, an amazing photo (we got one each), a mine tour and other extras. We were also able to return the next day and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the evening sound and light show with dinner as part of a conference in ballarat. Meal was great. Sound and light show shows the history of the eureka stockade. It is outdoors in a covered area so it is cool. Rug up and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent an enjoyable day there. Weather wasn't the best, but still had a fun and an educational time. Lots to see and do. Good for families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice family outing, the snow and lights for the Winterlude festival were very magical but it was expensive!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If this is your first time then you will probably enjoy it but we have been 4 times since it opened. 1970's, 1987, 1993 and 2016. Some extra buildings but on the whole it was a bit disappointing, I expected more interaction with the tourists. Seems they have scaled down on this service. The sound and light show was OK... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great to see this place, it takes you back in the golden rush. you can see how they lived, where they worked and how they looked

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sovereign Hill is still Victoria's best tourist attraction by a mile. Great value for your money ! I suggest 2 days to see it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went go Ballarat and stayed on the premises.took the package for Christmas in July and fortunately weather was good but cool. Package gave us accomodation, 2 days entrance,Christmas meal,( 2 courses , both plentiful ) Devonshire tea, mine tour and gold museum. Not really cheap but great value. Been there a number of times and been to the sound... More 

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