Take a step back in time to Victorian gold rush era with your Sovereign Hill Gold Rush Day Tour!
Come visit the historic town of Ballarat and its most famous tourist attraction - Sovereign Hill, located 116km west of Melbourne. Enjoy your coach ride from Melbourne to Ballarat whilst learning about the history of the prosperous gold rush era of the 1850s and the stories of the historically significant event of the Eureka Stockade. When entering the township of Ballarat you can also admire the distinct architectural features of the 19th century, a legacy of the prosperous gold mining era. On arrival at Sovereign Hill, you'll step back in time in the re-created, gold mining settlement for a colourful taste of life as a gold-digger in the 1850s. In this living museum, you will encounter live street performances, be able to visit working exhibitions, attend workshops on blacksmithing, gold pouring and candle making, tour the goldfields and even try your own hand at striking it rich when panning for gold!
You also have the option of visiting Ballarat Wildlife Park to see some of Australia's famous native animals. Get up close with saltwater and freshwater crocodiles, Tasmanian Devils, kangaroos, koalas, echidnas. Take part in interactive shows, visit the exhibits and experience feeding time with the animals. This visit will give you an Australian animal experience you won't forget.
Get ready for your journey back in time and book the Sovereign Hill Day Tour online with us today!
This tour includes return transfers from selected Melbourne hotels.
Please arrive at the designated location to wait for pick-up at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.
If your hotel is out of the pick-up area, please make your way to the following location for pick-up:
Child ticket: Ages 2 - 15 years
Infants aged 0 - 1 year can take part in this tour for free but cannot be provided with seats.
Tour time: 8:20 am - 5:30 pm
This tour operates on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (only operates on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday after 1st April 2019).
The visit duration for the Ballarat Wildlife Park is approximately 1 hour. (For guests who booked this package only)
What to bring:
Enclosed walking shoes
Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
Warm layers in cooler months
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.