Ballarat, Australia
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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Experience life in 19th century Australia on this full-day tour of the Sovereign Hill open-air museum, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Melbourne. Get a feel for life in a gold-rush town as you peek into crafts workshops, watch blacksmith demonstrations, ride a stagecoach or try your hand panning for gold. That’s not all:  head underground for a tour of the Red Hill Mine, learn about the great Australian gold rush at the Gold Museum, or upgrade to include lunch or entrance to the Ballarat Wildlife Park.
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Reviews

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m
, Jul 2018

Great Place. Was a rush though. Could have stopped at any of the wonderful small towns with historic buildings along the way.

M
, Apr 2018

Had a great day at Sovereign Hill.

C
, Mar 2018

Enjoyed this day immensely, well worth a visit. Our driver was very informative.

D
, Feb 2018

Amazing day out. You need several hours to look at this place I consider it to be an all dayer. The costumes from this era are beautiful and the storekeepers etc are all dressed up. The interactions with the public is amazing as are the little shows they put on through out the day. Can't pick out a best one to me they were all excellent.
Certainly worth a visit

C
, Jan 2018

great experience

K
, Dec 2017

Very good trip with Gray Line Australia, driver really added to the whole experience, a must add on is a visit to the Ballarat Wildlife Park, you will enjoy those Kangaroos......Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town was super, bit hot and dusty when we were there a week ago, very interesting, perhaps best to visit when the schools are not off on holiday. One bit of advice, if you are hungry, try the pie shop, fantastic, but my pie has yet to cool down, very very hot to handle and eat.....Ballarat is a very interesting town full of wonderful old Victorian buildings. A very good insight into times past and how Melbourne and Victoria gained it's wealth.

c
, Dec 2017

Never happened because you have me wrong pick up place
Although when I went to bus operators they changed date to 30th the driver tour guide was very good he told me about the wrong pick up place because a coach could not go near hotel entrance so I suggest you check all pick up choices

e
, Nov 2017

Great tour for kids and family alike - wonderfully organised by Grayline. Our guide Russell was very informative and fun to travel with.

n
, Oct 2017

Really enjoyed it. Fab day well worth a visit

J
, Sep 2017

The tour was fantastic and sovereign hill is well worth the trip. However to call it Ballarat and sovereign hill is a bit misleading. While you briefly drive through the town of Ballarat you get no free time in the town. Sovereign hill was great though the schedule for the tour was very short. You only get five hours at the site which limited time to see all of the site. Though the site closed at 5:30pm, we were told that the bus would be leaving at 3:45pm so that we would arrive back in Melbourne by 5pm instead of waiting to close and arriving back in Melbourne a little later.


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