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Sovereign Hill

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“panning for gold” (272 reviews)
“candle making” (113 reviews)
“gold pour” (105 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved Sovereign Hill. Hadnt been back since on a school excursion, 50 years ago...showing my age..You can pan for gold, (free) and you can use your entrance ticket for two days, so good to stay at a near by hotel. Theres old stables old...More

Thank Joyful1960
Reviewed yesterday

I really wanted to visit this place after watching HBO's Westworld. It's the closest thing thing I could find where the set up was like that of a western (but Aussie style). My fascination was more about the idea of being able to step back...More

Thank LDC1990
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Allow yourself at least 3 hours to get around. Entry fee for an adult is about $55 and you can gave it validated so you can go on two consecutive days. Staff are in costume and the streets are just like you’re back in the...More

Thank whodini303
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Authentic, amazing , inspiring. This special place was so well maintained & preserved. The light show was exciting & inspiring. Thank you .

Thank Les E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great day out with the kids (7&3). Panning for gold and the candle making were good. The kids were very happy we found small bits of gold while panning. We found it to be a little expensive for what’s on offer but none the less...More

Thank Funky-Carbon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So I went in with low expectations and to be honest I was pleasantly surprised over how wrong I was going to be. I think if it was hyped up I'd leave disappointed but going in with low expectations made my day. I loved how...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Three of us adults went to Sovereign Hill for an over-night package deal and completely loved the experience. Nonetheless, if we went again, we would forego the package deal dinner meal. In the future, we would seek our dinner at any of the excellent off-site...More

Thank Tad D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a really hot day! Being an outdoor experience means that there is not too much shade in some places..but there are many ways to cool off such as visiting the mines. A 12 min experience is free...the 45 mins experience where yiu...More

Thank Sunset116
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Sovereign Hill. What a well put together attraction. We went during the day - squeezed in all we could, than came back at night for the light show even though it was a cold night. Enjoyed every minute we were here and the...More

Thank Boswella
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a group of friends to spend a fabulous day at Sovereign Hill. The place was fantastic as usual and we all loved the characters in costume in and around the shops and walking the street. We all loved the Coach ride behind...More

Thank Mim L
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Response from MariposaFirefly25 |
There are two different types of mine tours at Sovereign Hill. The Red Hill Mine is a self-guided tour with the voice of a Cornish miner to walk you through and tell you about the mine and its history. This tour is free and... More
27 November 2016|
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Response from 348elsie | Reviewed this property |
Sixty years and over. it helps if you have a senior's card.