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Sovereign Hill

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 3 5337 1100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff here were brilliant, CJ and Hugh to name 2 . Nothing was too much trouble. History live, I recommend it. A wonderful experience for my son and grandsons visiting from the uk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JSWKett
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi JSWKett, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to Sovereign Hill. We hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 2 days ago

Like no other places we have visited, they try to compromise the gold rush age within. Houses, shops, mines, and people, they make us live back to that age. 100 miles for round trip from Melbourne to here, but it's worth to visit and relax...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank อุดม แ
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi อุดม แ, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. Just for people who read your review and would like to know the distance in kilometres, Sovereign Hill is around 100kms from Melbourne. We hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth a visit. Over 60’s discountmade it even better. Found out our day ticket was good for two days and also covered entry to the gold museum. Definitely move slowly to take it all in and check out the program of free events during...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alex3714
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Alex3714, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill and the Gold Museum recently. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Have a nice day, The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 3 days ago

Good for all the family we had a whole day here lots to see and do just as it was in the old days of gold mining. Staff dressed in dresses of the time made it feel very real and all were very friendly and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank curly51shirl48
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Curley51shirl48, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Sovereign Hill, especially our costume staff. We hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 5 days ago

If your are into Australian history, this is a great place to bring the kids and friends. Lots to do and lots of walking. Do have your old vintage portrait taken, that is so much fun. Plenty to eat here too. Very enjoyable time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bixandlites
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi bixandlites, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially your costume photo. We hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learnt so much about Australian history with this visit.Enough to fill the whole day.Great places to eat at reasonable prices.Paid extra for mine tour but we'll worth it.Fun panning for gold.All in all a really good day out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 449lesac
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 449lesac, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your day and we hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great "theme park". You really feel you are in a gold mining town. Excellent demonstrations of skills required back then. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lakekariba
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi lakekariba, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your day and we hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second trip down to Ballarat, just to visit sovereign hill. We love it there. The town is massive and you feel completely submerged in old Australian history while there. I think to completely take your time and really get to see everything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 438narellet
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Narelle T, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your day and we hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here you get a real insight into what life was like on the goldfields. The room at the welcome centre with the audio-visual presentation was closed and the program had the wrong time for a tour of the camp so initially we were a bit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SueDen27
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi SueDen27, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill and the Gold Museum recently. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your day and we hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic , give yourselves at least half a day , the longer the better just to make the most of all the demonstrations and look out for the real life re-enactments that Pop up all over , just a fantastic day out

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alistair R, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your day and we hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

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Sandeep A
4 November 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Sandeep A, Thank-you for your question. Please see prices outlined below. - Mining tour - $7.50 Adult, $4.00 Child (5-15), $20.00 Family (2A & 4C) - Panning for gold - Free - Horse carriage ride - $5.50 Adult, $4.00... More
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Gina L
3 September 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Gina L, Getting to Sovereign Hill from Melbourne has never been easier, with the Goldrush Special now delivering visitors directly to Sovereign Hill’s front door. As part of the Goldrush Special a courtesy return... More
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64katiej
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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