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Travel back in time at Sovereign Hill and share in the experiences of the locals at an original gold-mining town of the 1850s. Discover historical sites and beautiful Victorian architecture in Ballarat and even try your luck panning for gold.

Begin your day with a pick-up from your Melbourne hotel and hop on board a comfortable coach. Travel to the quaint town of Ballarat and take a guided tour of its historical sites, gorgeous gardens and Victorian-style buildings.

Then continue your trip to Sovereign Hill. Disembark from the coach and step back in time at this authentic recreation of an 1850s gold-mining town. Spend your afternoon wandering around the grounds and experiencing the Australian gold rush era. Wander through the main street's traditional blacksmithing and craft shops; see true-to-life characters and re-enactments.

Explore the bustle of Australia's gold rush at the Gold Museum and join a guided tour on an inclined tramway deep underground. Learn about old working conditions and see demonstrations from period tradesmen. Then try your luck panning for gold, or catch a ride in a traditional horse-drawn carriage (own expense). Leaving Sovereign Hill, sit back and relax on your return trip to Melbourne.

Travel back in time at Sovereign Hill and share in the experiences of the locals at an original gold-mining town of the 1850s. Discover historical sites and beautiful Victorian architecture in Ballarat and even try your luck panning for gold.

Begin your day with a pick-up from your Melbourne hotel and hop on board a comfortable coach. Travel to the quaint town of Ballarat and take a guided tour of its historical sites, gorgeous gardens and Victorian-style buildings.

Then continue your trip to Sovereign Hill. Disembark from the coach and step back in time at this authentic recreation of an 1850s gold-mining town. Spend your afternoon wandering around the grounds and experiencing the Australian gold rush era. Wander through the main street's traditional blacksmithing and craft shops; see true-to-life characters and re-enactments.

Explore the bustle of Australia's gold rush at the Gold Museum and join a guided tour on an inclined tramway deep underground. Learn about old working conditions and see demonstrations from period tradesmen. Then try your luck panning for gold, or catch a ride in a traditional horse-drawn carriage (own expense). Leaving Sovereign Hill, sit back and relax on your return trip to Melbourne.

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8:15 AM Tour

Duration 10h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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per adult
AU$158

Total price is AU$158, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Sovereign Hill & Ballarat Tour from Melbourne

Activity/Location

Sovereign Hill

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Melbourne Day Tour Center

    Federation Square East, corner of Flinders & Russell St

    Melbourne 3000

  • Melbourne City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Melbourne


Highlights

  • Visit to an authentic open-air museum, Sovereign Hill

  • Guided exploration of an 1850s gold-mining town

  • Exquisite gardens & noble statues in Ballarat

  • Chance to try your luck panning for gold

  • Live townspeople, historical re-enactments & demonstrations


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Sovereign Hill and Ballarat

  • Admission fees

  • WiFi service on board

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Melbourne city hotel

  • Live tour commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary if not occupying a seat.

  • Hotel pick-up commences 30 to 60 minutes before departure time.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Sovereign Hill, Australia