Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill
Bradshaw Street,

At this Historic place, you get to go back in time and see what a Gold mining town would look and feel like. Over here you can take your turn to pan for gold, take a tour of the red hill mine where the largest nugget was discovered (not meant for the faint hearted & claustrophobic person). Roam around the town setting created in the 1800’s style where people are seen in costumes replicating the olden day towns of the western world.

At night, Sovereign Hill stages the spectacular light & sound show called "Blood on the Southern Cross". This is a re-enactment of the story of Australia's civil uprising the Eureka Rebellion in 1854. One more place to see is the Gold museum across the road, which houses exhibits of gold etc. Getting there is easy as it is just about an hours drive from Melbourne on the western side.

Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 5pm except Christmas day.

Entry: Pre-book your tickets below Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with Optional Wildlife Park from Melbourne Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with Optional Wildlife Park from Melbourne

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How to get there: If you are joining the tour above you don't have to worry about how to get there. However if you're planning to go on your own, Trains & V/line buses run daily from Southern Cross station and take about 90 minutes to get there. A car drive from Melbourne can take just over an hour. Take the Westgate freeway (M1) from Melbourne and then turn into the Western Ring road (M80) and then on to the Western Freeway (M8) which will take you straight to Ballarat.