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Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 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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The grounds are very big so wear comfortable shoes and don't rush through. This piece of history is so interesting and informative.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The grounds are very big so wear comfortable shoes and don't rush through. This piece of history is so interesting and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heaps to see here. Had a ball! Great overview of gold rush history. Enjoyed the shows. Staff were very friendly.

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Williams, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent three part days here, probably about 12 hrs all up. So many things to find and stories to hear and they are so very well presented. One particular one drew the kid's in and was quite brilliant. Children will learn far more here than they would in any classroom. A camera or similar is a must also. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there from 11am till 4pm and have seen almost all important things there, so one day should be enough. it gives you a good insight in the "gold rush time" back in the 1850's,including some really good demonstrations of gold pouring,candle making,etc... For kids it's fantastic anyway, as an adult only the price of 54$ seems too high.... More 

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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this review

Hello Starl89, thanks for your review! Thanks for visiting, we're glad you enjoyed the demonstrations. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All of the interactive attractions were thoroughly enjoyed by the children. The panning for gold was a highlight, as were the mine tours. It's a shame you have to pay extra for the mines though!

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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Helen B, wonderful to hear you enjoyed the panning for gold and mine tours. While we do have an additional charge for the fully-escorted 45 minute underground mine tour, we do offer an underground gold mine tour experience at the Red Hill Mine included in the entry ticket. Thanks again for visiting, hope to welcome... More 

Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

found this was great the first time, think it is one of those places, been there done that, don't need to go again, we also did the southhern cross night thing thought that was a waste of money, also not happy with the old photos we had taken.

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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this review

Hello kazzah000, thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience as much as the first time. If you would like to speak directly with our photographers, they can see what they can do to fix the photo you aren't happy with. Our contact details can be found on our website,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Worth spending the day there. Beautiful costumes and building it's endless amount of fun. I'm going back again the next trip I go on with the family. The kids loved panning for gold and watching the lollies get made they never wanted to leave

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go with an open mind and enjoy the experience. This is a fantastic reconstruction of a gold mining town. It is much larger than you first imagine. There are a number of streets lined with shops that all are set up with displays as they would have been in yesteryear, and yes they do have Sovereign Hill souvenirs but you... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come here to attend birthday party,than also go to sovereign hill with my friends and i collect beautiful memories

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Sovereign hill @ our recent Melbourne holiday. The entry ticket was expensive enough, but it wasn't included other activities as we had to pay for underground mining tour as well as most of the other activities.

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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this review

Hello Ria1904, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. While we do have a separate charge for our guided mine tours and coach rides, we offer a mine tour (with no extra charge) at the Red Hill Mine and horse/coach demonstrations at R Gibbings, Livery & Bait Stables. There is no charge for activities: gold panning, bowling,... More 

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