We are an American family of 4 (2 adults and 2 boys; 6 yrs & 8 yrs). We choose to spend time at Sovereign Hill as it offered a unique experience as well as a thumbnail view of Australian History. Our oldest son read a book on the Australian gold rush prior to visiting which gave him a foundation to his experiences at the park. We arrived in the early evening just as the park was closing to the public and got set up in a nice accommodation. We purchased the dinner and evening show which I would recommend doing if you have the time. We participated in this prior to attending the park which I would also recommend especially to foreign travelers who are not aware of the story behind Sovereign Hill.
The park was unique experience and offered something for all ages. Our boys enjoyed the gold panning, gold smelting, and walking in the tunnels of the mines. My husband enjoyed watching the demonstration of the old tools and I would have to say my favorite part of this attraction was observing the students participate in the reenactments.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this attraction to anyone traveling to the Victoria/Melbourne area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sovereign Hill Hotel offers modern, family-friendly, hotel accommodation right in the heart of Sovereign Hill. The hotel offers comfort and convenience with all the action of Main Street and our evening sound-and-light show, right on your doorstep. Choose from a variety of accommodation,ranging from luxurious Governors Rooms to spacious and comfortable family rooms. The hotel offers a range of cost effective packages to fully engage you in the Sovereign Hill experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sovereign Hill Motel
- Sovereign Hill Hotel Ballarat, Victoria