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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne

Kangaroos - Ballarat Wildlife Park

Customer Reviews

Heather R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent trip. Knowledgeable guide/driver. Kindly dropped us off at our appropriate hotels at the end of the day as an extra nice touch.

Cba.desiree

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Overall a good educational tour not boring at all .

Glenys G C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I have fond memories of visiting Sovereign Hill many many years ago. This tour did not disappoint. Deb, our bus driver/tour guide, gave an interesting commentary on the way to Ballarat. Loved the scones and jam at the New York Bakery the draught horses and the ride on the coach watching the Redcoats do their march and gun firing. It was fascinating watching the Gold Pouring, and seeing the blacksmiths shoeing one of the draught horses and making a poker. A very enjoyable day tour!

Ludo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great recreation of a mining town. Lunch in the restaurant was good as was the tour of the mining disasters.

Motia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Good Experience

Robyn M

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable day from our tour driver to the Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town. To experience what our forefathers had to endure to possibly/hopefully find their fortune in the rough and extremely violate environment of the time was enlightening. With the staff dressed in period costume and with conversations spoken to you by them in that era was great. Our nephew was quite taken with being able to pan for gold and was lucky enough to find a few flaks to his delight.

Chanda

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

Very expensive, but we had a wonderful time.

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