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Sovereign Hill and Historic Ballarat: From Melbourne

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Step back in time with this historic tour through Australia's gold rush era. Visit the prosperous town of Ballarat and get transported to the Victorian times with period costumes and fun activities in the fascinating period-style Sovereign Hill.


  • Journey back in time to the 1850s
  • See tradesmen and artisans at work
  • Hear the story of the Eureka Stockade
  • Try your luck panning for gold
  • Tour an underground mine
  • Enjoy the colorful street theater
  • Learn about the history of Ballarat


Step back in time with this fascinating tour of the Victorian gold rush era and the towns that figured in it. Head out over the beautiful West Gate Bridge on your way to the historic town of Ballarat. Stroll through its lush, tree-lined streets and admire its grand Victorian-era homes while learning how the 1850s gold rush contributed to the town's current prosperity. Continue the tour with a drive to the period-style town of Sovereign Hill. Admire the period-style homes, shops, blacksmiths and interact with the town's costumed characters. Hear the fascinating story of the Eureka Stockade, the first armed rebellion of its kind in Australia, and the pivotal event that gave rise to democracy in Australia. Travel down into the depths of a real underground gold mine and discover the dark and dangerous world of deep lead mining, or learn how to pan for gold or make candles, amongst other interesting activities available at Sovereign Hill.


Entrance to Sovereign Hill
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Transport in an air-conditioned coach

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