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Sovereign Hill

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Sovereign Hill General Entry Ticket
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At Sovereign Hill, the story of an important time and place in Australian History, and the people who lived it, lives on. An internationally acclaimed tourist attraction, Sovereign Hill prides itself on its close attention to detail found in every...more
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Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 3 5337 1100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked a 2 day package at Sovereign Hill with accommodation. The gold town was excellent with staff & volunteers very helpful and informative. We really enjoyed the mine tours and regular demonstrations and displays such as gold pouring and sweet making and many others....More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Average resort type tourist spot with some historical values. The buildings along the walking street are nicely rebuilt follow the gold digging time back in 1851. Entrance fee is AUS 57.00/adult, which is about RM171.00. My in laws got 10% discount because of senior citizen....More

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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi 141chins, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We hop you all found some gold while panning in the creek. In regards to pricing we truly appreciate all feedback we receive on this and take this into account, were we can,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I was afraid this might be a Disnefied gold rush theme park. Instead this is an authentic experience of what a gold mining town was like in the 1850s. We were enthralled by the replica buildings, the tour of the diggings, an insight into social...More

Thank Taistil
Reviewed 6 days ago

The first thing that confronts the visitor is the entry fee. At least Ned Kelly wore a mask when he robbed you. I do not see the need to sell a ticket that includes a visit to the Gold Museum across the road, or for...More

Thank Leslie A Y
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Leslie A Y, Thank-you for your review. Please be assured that we take all reviews very seriously and with them work to ensure we are able to provide the best customer experience possible. In regards to pricing we truly appreciate all feedback we receive...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent 11 hours over 2 days and enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve done Disneyland, Epcot centre and many other world attractions and this is up there or beats them. I could go on but you need to go to their web site and...More

Thank GeoffD892
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a great day we spend as a family and fabulous day. Very much informative. Fits for kids. Recommend for anyone who is visiting Australia..

Thank ErangaW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finding Sovereign Hill was a test of the patience of my wife and I when we visited it in early November 2018. The lack of clear signposting suggests that perhaps Ballarat is not especially proud of hosting this tourist attraction. Before finding Sovereign Hill, we...More

Thank bowenjk
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi bowenjk, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. Please be assured that we take all complaints very seriously and with them work to ensure we are able to provide the best customer experience possible. In regards to pricing we truly appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the whole two days there, because the ticket gave us the right to come back the next day. We visited almost all the attractions. The kids loved gold panning and ride the carriage! Good food too.

Thank Afonso R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 4 y-old and from the moment we set foot in Sovereign Hill, he was unbelievably excited. Panning for gold, and ACTUALLY finding GOLD! The buggy ride, Mad Jack, old-time bowling, the policeman, the myriad of characters who make the whole day seem...More

Thank alyssiaburley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do yourself a favour and pay the extra for the mine tour. At $7.50 per person it was well worth it. A shame we didn't get to do all 3.

Thank JulieD3226
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Sandeep A
4 November 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Sandeep A, Thank-you for your question. Please see prices outlined below. - Mining tour - $7.50 Adult, $4.00 Child (5-15), $20.00 Family (2A & 4C) - Panning for gold - Free - Horse carriage ride - $5.50 Adult, $4.00... More
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Gina L
3 September 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Gina L, Getting to Sovereign Hill from Melbourne has never been easier, with the Goldrush Special now delivering visitors directly to Sovereign Hill’s front door. As part of the Goldrush Special a courtesy return... More
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64katiej
16 July 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Katie J, Thank-you for your question. There are a number of activities to do when visiting Sovereign Hill. For a full list please see a list of these on our website, under 'see and do'. This list will also have a... More
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