Ballarat, Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Tour from Melbourne

pin_dropLocation:Melbourne (Australia)
eventSeason:Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
check_circle Availability: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
watch_later Duration: 9 hours
people Adult From: $ 127.22 USD
face Child From: $ 63.61 USD

Ballarat, Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Tour from Melbourne


Excursion Overview

Step back in time to the 1850s in Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Victoria where people from all around the world travel to try their luck at finding gold and making it rich. This is a fun day out for the whole family as you have hours at leisure to explore Sovereign Hill and all it's fun and interesting activities to help understand and learn how life was back in the "Gold Rush". Your ticket also includes entry to the Red Hill Mine tour and also the impressive collections at the Gold Museum.

Tour Includes

  • Admission ticket
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach and free Wi-Fi on board coach

Tour Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

What You Can Expect

A fun day out to Sovereign Hill for people of all ages! Enjoy a sightseeing coach tour around Ballarat, learn about the history of the area and marvel at it's beautiful old architecture. Travel to the site of the Eureka Stockade where the 1854 Miner's Rebellion was held.

Arrive at Sovereign Hill, a recreation of a typical gold mining town from the 1850s and enjoy hours of free time to experience and explore this interactive place. There are many activities for those of all ages:

  • Gold panning at Red Gully Creek
  • See blacksmiths and traditional craftsmen at work. Perhaps create your own candle
  • You must try some of their famous homemade boiled lollies!
  • Try award winning pies and sausage rolls at the New York Bakery
  • Buy souvenirs and homewares at the General Store
  • Visit the Chinese Village
  • Watch the Giant Crushing Battery
  • Ride on a stagecoach
  • Watch and pose for a photo with the locals dressed in clothing from the era. Even see kids at school just like in those days
Choose between a tour only or upgrade to include a delicious lunch and drink at the New York Bakery. If you are interested in visiting the Ballarat Wildlife Park, choose this option including a guided tour and entry to Ballarat Wildlife Park. Ballarat Wildlife Park is a great place to get up and close to Australian animals such as koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and the very cute Patrick the Wombat.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with comfortable walking shoes

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Melbourne Day Tour Centre (Federation Square East)

Departure time

8:20am

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