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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“panning for gold” (301 reviews)
“candle making” (125 reviews)
“gold pour” (121 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 3 5337 1100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

it was good but it is not as my expectation. This is another experience in the past time, as in the movies.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kids weren’t convinced they wanted to visit and thought it would be like a school excursion. Even though it was a chilly winter’s day they had a great time and didn’t want to leave. Struggled to choose a favourite thing from the day - gold...More

Thank Cate H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Get there right on 10am to make the most of your time and use the program to plan your day as some events only happen once or twice a day. Don't miss the gold pour, free mine tour, lolly shop and demonstration, street performances, Hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been here for a decade. The prices felt a lot higher than I recall but there were tons more stuff and staff. The period costumed employees were at least 3 times more than when I last remembered free mine self-guarded tour was informative and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent most of the day here during winter. It was much more than expected. It is very clean and the staff are warm and friendly. We paid a bit extra and went down the mine, which we considered well worth it. The staff were...More

Thank Dianne R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An great insight to this time period in this area. An excellent experience just to wander around and enjoy, no matter the weather. Delicious food in the dining room of the hotel.

Thank Kylie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Magical would have to be the best word to describe our time there. We arrived in the late afternoon into the entrance foyer to see it decorated with Christmas trees covered in beautiful decorations and lights and people in period costume welcoming us. Walking through...More

Thank lynw50
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed all aspects of Sovereign Hill - the volunteer characters do a wonderful job and ensure a real historical experience. The only disappointment was the amount of people and missing some tours due to being booked out. We attended during the winter light show and...More

Thank Barb C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sovereign Hill is a great place to visit and learn a little bit of history. We stayed for three days over the school holidays and it was a wonderful little break for myself and three kids.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had fond memories of sovereign Hill as a child but shocked to find its now a super expensive experience for families. Still nice to walk around and experience the town as it used to be but definitely must love crowds, kids going crazy and parents...More

Thank Moonbeam508
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi @Moonbeam508 Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Sovereign Hill. In regards to pricing we truly appreciate all feedback we receive and take this into account, were we can, with our forward planning. Have a nice day,...More

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Katie J
17 July 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Katie J, Thank-you for your question. There are a number of activities to do when visiting Sovereign Hill. For a full list please see a list of these on our website, under 'see and do'. This list will also have a... More
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annaspanna2018
3 June 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi annaspanna2018, Yes, Sovereign Hill does accept companion cards.
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Joyce N
16 February 2018|
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Response from Fraser P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is a service in conjunction with the train from Melbourne as per the following details. However we caught a taxi from Ballarat train station to Sovereign Hill and it was AUD$10.00 for four people. Caught the public... More
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