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  • Address: Bradshaw St
  • Hours: 10am - 5pm
  • Admission: Adult: $47; Concession: $37.60; Child: $21.40
Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill takes history to a whole new level. Houses, shops and places of work have all been carefully crafted on the 25 hectare site to reproduce an 1850s mining town.

The ‘township’ of over 60 historically recreated buildings revolves around Red Hill Mine. The Red Hill Mine is home to the second largest gold nugget in the world. The Welcome Nugget weighed 69kg, was almost 99% pure gold, and worth over $3million. A replica can be found at Sovereign Hill.

When at Sovereign Hill, don’t pass up the opportunity to pan for some gold of your own! The gold diggings are the centre of the entire complex. The two mines on Sovereign Hill have regular guided tours. The Red Hill Mine tour is self-guided, whilst the Sovereign Quartz Mine is a 40 minute tour showing several displays.

Main Street is the heart of the town, filled with shops and amenities that made life easier on the gold fields. A blacksmith’s workshop, photography studio, apothecary, stables, baker, grocer, jewellers shop, library and more line the main road. All are open to the public and replicate merchandise from the era. Visitors are given multiple opportunities to purchase souvenirs that characterise 1850s Australia.

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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with Optional Wildlife Park from Melbourne

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Step back in time and experience the Australian gold Rush era. Explore the wonders of Ballarat as well as Sovereign Hill, a replica of an old gold-mining town, ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.41

Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne

Step back in time to the 1850s in Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Victoria where people from all around the world travel to try their luck at finding gold and making ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.03

Sovereign Hill Heritage Sheep Farm Experience and Ballarat Gold Rush Day Tour from Melbourne

Discover Sovereign Hill and one of Victoria's first sheep stations as you pay a visit to the regions first heritage sheep farm. Enjoy a sheering demonstration ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $221.53

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