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Sovereign Hill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Bradshaw St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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South Australia, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We got the two day VIP pass as were staying next door at the Sovereign Hill Hotel. there is so much to see and do that you need two days at least maybe even three. The VIP pass give pretty much access to everything and no need to pay extra anywhere in the park and that included the period dress... More 

1 Thank Tim J
Adelaide, Australia
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We were lucky enough to be able to have a good look at these houses that were lived in back in the 1850's and its amazing how those people survived those freezing cold nights in those wooden houses times were sure hard then. How lucky are we these days.

Thank Hugom1954
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This place can never bore me from the staff who dress and act in character and are always friendly and professional to the bits and pieces you can buy as souvenirs. We also loved the guided mine tour which we had as a family package which included a nights stay at Sovereign Hill Hotel too, see review for the room... More 

Thank MrPaparazzi81
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We took our 3 children to the winter Christmas light show. What a wonderful experience, the fake snow was so magical against the backdrop of the lights. My children throughly enjoyed it. However we wont be eating at the sit down restaurant they have there ( the name i cant recall) the food was over priced and terrible!!

Thank busyboys3mum
Ballarat, Australia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

You have to try the pies and/or pasties from the bakery - they are amazing! You can get the family-sized to take home and heat up and share ... apple pie and ice cream whist watching a movie in front of the heater ... what more do you need?

Thank joanln60
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We purchased the VIP pass, it is the only way we'd visit on the future. Definitely value for money. Definitely need two days.

1 Thank andie m
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Had the most fabulous day & night at the Christmas light show at sovereign hill. What a treat..was so well done and very spectacular. As a Christmas lover it was everything I hoped 4 & more. Well done to the organizers at sovereign hill.

Thank BronnyDean
Perth, Australia
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

A fun way to look back into the past. You can pan for gold and go on a carriage ride. (Ride costs extra!) Take a jacket and wear good walking shoes! Food from the New York Bakery was yummy!

Thank Justine E
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233 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

There are a number of options for food purchase in Sovereign Hill. Our favourite is New York Bakery. The banana bread and the scones were really yummy. Prices were reasonable too. it can get busy during lunch hours though. We were very disappointed in the Sovereign Hill Café. The soft drinks were $8.80 per bottle. Seriously? There were limited choice... More 

Thank AraleMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

I haven't been to sovereign hill in a few years and received a family pass as a birthday present so we could see the night lights and were not disappointed. Although it would have been expensive to enter as a family, it did take us the entire day to walk around the entire attraction and the kids had a ball,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bradshaw St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5337 1100

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