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Sovereign Hill and Ballarat

Departs 8.20am | Returns 5:30pm
Adult $153 | Child $77

In the 1850s, Ballaraat was the site of a huge gold rush when John Dunlop and Jim Regan struck gold at Poverty Point. This sleepy little spot on the Victorian Western Plains that was home of nothing but a few houses and a sheep run, in the space of just a few short months, had swollen many times over to a population of over 20,000 prospectors from all over the world as far as China and Ireland.

Just a short drive from Melbourne CBD, you can walk into this living museum and see for yourself what the gold rush did, and what it meant, for Australia and its people. You can see how and where the miners lived, how they worked and even try it yourself. See if you strike it lucky while panning for gold or if you stumble over any nuggets in the underground mine tour. Watch the machinery being worked exactly as it was over a hundred and fifty years ago and surround yourself with beautiful historic architecture.

Sovereign Hill sits on the original goldfields town and is brought to life by costumed characters and working horses that wander, entertain and educate throughout the 25 acres of shops, exhibitions, theatres, schools factories and mines.

Highlights

Pan for gold.
Cruise through Ballarat.
See beautiful heritage architecture.
Step back in time to the 1850s.
Visit the Gold Museum.
Enjoy a horse and carriage ride(not included in price).
Underground mine tour.
Old style shops and traditional crafts.

Includes entrance to

Sovereign Hill.
Panning for gold.
Gold Museum.
Historic Ballarat.

All aboard for a classic journey through the Dandenongs

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Experience everything that this amazing island has to offer.
Get the lowdown on Australia's cultural capital
An all inclusive experience of life in the goldrush
Visit the historic mining township deep in the Victorian Alps. Explore the gold mine and ride the the goldfields train.
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