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Sovereign Hill

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with Optional Wildlife Park from Melbourne
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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 aspect of this living, outdoor museum. Sovereign Hill is a glimpse of the vigour and excitement of life on Australia’s 1850s goldfields. Visitors can find real gold in the creek – gold pans are provided and it’s ‘finders keepers’, see $150,000 worth of molten gold poured into a gleaming bar, and take in the rich program of activities, shows and demonstrations. On Main Street there are working shops, hotels and a theatre – all based on original Ballarat businesses. Visitors are able to watch goldfields tradespeople in action and take a ride around the township in a horse-drawn coach. For the brave hearted, journey underground on a gold mine tour.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“panning for gold” (298 reviews)
“candle making” (125 reviews)
“gold pour” (119 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 3 5337 1100
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great day out - and by day i mean there is so much to do that you need a full day there plenty of things to keep you amused! The characters, the setup and the demonstrations really give you the vibe of...More

Thank Catherine W
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the best family days we ever had, you truly can feel the vibe from old times, everything in there is so well done and really take you to a trip back to the gold rush! AWESOME

Thank andredpx
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Reviewed yesterday

Sovereign Hill is a living piece of Victorian gold rush history. The underground mine is a must see thing to do. It is also great seeing school kids there dressed as per the era attending a “real” history lesson.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved walking the streets of this old world town. Plenty of activity, demonstrations and traditionally dressed "residents". Laughs, education and amazement. Don't miss "Blood on the Southern Cross" evening show.

Thank J0sreview
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Ho J0sreview, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I suppose it would have been good. We found the price to get into the place too expensive for us. Maybe next time we will budget for it.

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

Hi Jennifer, Thank-you for your review. Please be assured we take all our feedback into consideration when planning for the future of Sovereign Hill, including cost. We hope to see you one day soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My mum and dad both worked at sovereign hill when I was young so my bothers and myself would spend every weekend there . It has changed so much over the years so when we have out of town visitors we can alway take them...More

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

Hi Leeannbig, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to here you and your visitors enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped for a day at Sovereign Hill. It was amazing, the historical accuracy! Watching the gold pouring was a favorite, and the staff are very friendly. My brother had a chat and was shown around by one of the men who worked the smelting shed....More

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

Hi Nadya S, Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, Kind regards,

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth a visit to experience what the gold rush in that era would have been like . Excellent costumes added to experience

Thank Kenneth Charles S
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Kenneth Charles S, Thank-you so much for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a step back in time this was! The characters you bumped into were terrific and the set up was amazing. The houses that were there made us appreciate to extreme lengths what we have today. A family of 4, like us, were squashed in...More

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

Hi cjloges, Thank-you for so much for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the housing, and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed as right on the doorstep to Sovereign Hill. Room was average, full English breakfast was good. Staff friendly

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

Hi bokpower, Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, The Sovereign Hill Team

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annaspanna2018
3 June 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi annaspanna2018, Yes, Sovereign Hill does accept companion cards.
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Joyce N
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Response from Ben P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea, we drove there,they were so professional I would be very surprised if they didn’t. The local Ballarat Tourist information centre was excellent and very, very personal and extremely helpful.
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Faye H | Reviewed this property |
Best make contact with Sovereign Hill for the answer
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