Online Price: $179AUD
Retail Price: $179
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WHY CHOOSE THIS Sightseeing Day Tour?

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Learn about the Victorian gold rush from an expert guide

Discover the legacy of the Ballarat gold rush exploring its magnificent architecture and tree lined streets which are filled with countless reminders of the Victorian era with an expert guide.

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Admire the city's Victorian and Edwardian buildings on a walking tour

Walk around park and gardens and see statues and churches which speak of the European history of Ballarat! Listen to stories of Gold Rush era with an expert guide.

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Visit Sovereign Hill, Australia’s largest open-air museum

Visit Sovereign Hill, portraying the life in 1850’s Ballarat after the discovery of gold. See the spectacular $160,000 gold pour and steam-driven machineries on a fully-guided Red Hill gold mine tour.

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Revive the rich history of Ballarat at the Eureka Centre

Find out the story of Eureka and its enduring link to the identity of Ballarat, and see the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade at the Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens.

Discover the iconic places of Victoria’s largest inland city, embrace the streetscapes which talk of the Victorian Gold Rush legacy on a guided Ballarat tour!

Your first stop will be Black Hill lookout from where you can appreciate panoramic views of the historic town. Explore it better with a walk along Lydiard & Sturt Streets, the main thoroughfares of Ballarat and see some of the finest examples of Victorian streetscapes. These streets also swank a contemporary side with lively pubs and trendy restaurants.

Visit Fine Art Gallery, the oldest and largest gallery in regional Australia. Find some of the most significant collections of Australian art here. You can also see the original Flag of Southern Cross that flew over the stockade during the 1854 Eureka uprising. 

Visit the Eureka Centre to learn about the Eureka Rebellion, the only armed conflict between miners and Government forces. Wander along the sides of Lake Wendouree and spot abundant range of water birds including swans, ducks, gulls and cormorants. 

Next, head to Ballarat Botanical Gardens where you will see the Prime Ministers Avenue and many other statues amid the floral garden beds and imposing trees. Travel to Buninyong, Victoria's oldest inland settlement and to Mt. Buninyong, an extinct volcano to enjoy breathtaking vistas with occasional spotting of wild koalas.

End you tour at Sovereign Hill with a walking tour of Redhill goldmine. There’s no better way to end your day than with a unique underground experience through the deep lead mines here.

*This particular sightseeing tour includes a hotel pick up. This company does not have a timetable for pick up. Hotel pickups for the day are scheduled based on bookings which means you will spend less time on the pickup coach. 

The tour operator will provide you with a personalised time for your hotel pick up. Please contact +61 (0)3 5332 9199 / 0407 542 796 once you arrive at your destinations for your designated pick up time. 

This operator has a good track record of picking up guests on time except in the case of unavoidable circumstances related to traffic congestion or delay caused by other guests ahead of your pick up.

  • Visit Blackhill & Golden Point lookouts
  • Historic walk at Lydiard Street 
  • Morning tea at Craig’s Royal Hotel
  • Visit to Buninyong & Mt Buninyong
  • Visit Woowoo karung Regional Park & Union Jack Reserve
  • Arch of Victory & Avenue of Honour
  • Lake Wendouree & Botanical Gardens
  • Entry to Eureka Centre, Sovereign Hill & Gold Museum
  • Entry to Ludbrook House & Ballarat Orphanage Museum

Operates: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Departure/Pickup Location: Ballarat / Creswick accommodation

Boards: 07:45 | Departs: 08:00 | Returns: 18:00

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Interesting tour knowing about the Sovereign hill, nice live museum setup. Coach was also ok. Overall average experience.

Interesting tour knowing about the Sovereign hill, nice live museum setup. Coach was also ok. Overall average experience.
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