It’s the 1850s back again at this Sovereign Hill & Ballarat tour. Experience and appreciate the difference in comparison to the modern world! Get a sneak peek into the Aussie gold rush era.
Get a live exhibit of period-style homes, mines, hotels, blacksmiths & costumed characters at the museum. Learn about Eureka Stockade, the first armed rebellion triggered by government taxes imposed on miners.
See performances talking of mining, gold fields & gold digging, complete with amusing costumes and characters. Try your hand at blacksmithing, wheel-wrighting, gold pouring, candle making etc.
Set out on a comfortable air-conditioned coach, sit back and relax while enjoying informative commentary from your driver/guide. The commentary will give you a glimpse into all the action awaiting on the tour!
Does delving into history sound like your idea of fun? Step back in time to the Victorian era on this Ballarat gold rush era tour for a full day. Learn more about the Australian gold rush era at Sovereign Hill – the open-air museum, which exhibits history in real-life terms!
Start out on a comfortable air-conditioned coach, sit back and relax while enjoying informative commentary from your driver/guide. Travel over the West Gate Bridge to reach the archaic town of Ballarat. Tree-lined streets and Victorian architecture will greet you here! See how magnificent homes stand tall side by side, telling tales of glorious gold field days of the past.
The town of Ballarat, essentially a regional centre and commercial capital of the Central Highlands, is home to over 100,000 people. It is also the third largest inland city in Australia.
Move on to hear the tale of Eureka Stockade, the first armed rebellion triggered by government taxes imposed on miners. Get to know the dark & dangerous world of mining at Red Hill Mine. Explore a real underground mine & learn about the discovery of the renowned ‘Welcome Nugget’. With ample assistance from the diggers, learn the skills of gold panning. Entertainment is also on the cards at the nearby Street Theatre.
It’s the 1850s back again at this Sovereign Hill & Ballarat tour. Experience and appreciate the difference in comparison to the modern world!
Opt for this upgrade and meet a unique selection of wildlife in their natural habitat at a wildlife park en route to Sovereign Hill. The park is home to saltwater and freshwater crocodiles, Tasmanian Devils, kangaroos, koalas, echidnas etc. Visit numerous exhibits, join guided tours & interactive shows & spend some time feeding animals.
Operates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Departure/Pickup Location: From Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets
Boards: 08:05 | Departs: 08:20 | Returns: 17:30
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