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Sovereign Hill Day-Tour from Melbourne

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Step away from Melbourne and go back in time to experience the Victorian Gold Rush era at Sovereign Hill. Spend a full-day exploring this world-renown living museum where you can tour the mines, ride a stagecoach, and pan for gold.


  • Enjoy a complete tour of Ballarat
  • Travel the Western Highway, a stagecoach route of the 1850s
  • See Eureka Stockade, site of the 1854 Miner's Rebellion
  • Visit Sovereign Hill, an authentic recreation of an 1850s gold mining town
  • Try your hand at gold panning in Red Gully Creek
  • Enhance your trip with a guided mine tour
  • Watch blacksmiths and other traditional craftsmen
  • Visit the Gold Museum
  • Ride a stagecoach


Ballarat is a city steeped in history and was built from the rough hands of the gold miners during the Victorian Gold Rush of the 1800's. Travel to Ballarat from Melbourne to pay a full-day visit to Sovereign Hill, a perfectly re-created 1850s gold mining settlement. Explore the shops and wander the main street to visit goldsmiths and craftsmen at work. Journey through the town and see the Victorian architecture of a prosperous era. Cross the original route of the early horse drawn stage coaches. Try your luck panning for gold, visit the museum or ride a stage coach. Tour an underground gold mine or catch a ride in a traditional horse drawn carriage. Discover the turbulent story behind one of Australia's most notorious incidents at the Eureka Stockade Center in Ballarat. View Ballarat's historic sites and beautiful Victorian architecture, a thriving monument to the towns golden era of prosperity. Enjoy browsing the unique period style stores along with real life characters and story re-enactments. Across the road from Sovereign Hill is the Gold Museum, where you can view its extensive collection of gold nuggets, ornaments and coins. This golden tour provides a fascinating insight into life in the 1850's and what impact the Australian gold rush had on its people.


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Entrance fee to the Gold Museum & Red Hill Mine tour

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