Sovereign Hill

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This 1850s gold mining township is Ballarat’s main attraction. It is an excellent living history exhibit featuring staff in period costume, and is the best attraction of its kind in Australia. The Sovereign Hill complex incorporates an excellent Gold Museum, which covers Ballarat’s history with an emphasis on the impact of the gold rush.

Our address

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350
Telephone (03) 5337 1199
Admission $49.50–78.50
Open 10am–5pm daily

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  • Pukka, 07 May 2019

    So amazing Gold mines

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  • Tiffany, 26 Oct 2018

    Really authentic and entertaining open air museum. Interactive at every turn. The Red Hill Mine was my fave attraction

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  • pin, 06 Dec 2017

    Love d experience! So fun n authentic. Interact w adults n children dressed in costumes. Take d mine tour. Try panning for gold. Recommend

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  • Songhua, 09 May 2017

    I paid A$55 for this so you don't have to. Not worth visiting.

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  • Clinton, 18 Oct 2015

    Only thing that is missing from the place is how the Aboriginal culture intertwines with the history of the day...

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  • Alan, 14 Jul 2015

    Good on a summwr or springday

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  • Umaya, 27 Dec 2014

    Candle dipping!

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  • Pearson - Always Learning, 10 Apr 2014

    Hands on learning

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  • Janith, 29 Dec 2013

    Cost money to everything... Entry fee does not include any tours, rides...

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  • Sebne, 22 Oct 2013

    NL, dutch: wat een fantastisch dorp alles perfect doorgevoerd van de oudheid . We hebben er enorm van genoten.

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  • Louise, 01 Jun 2013

    Get your photo taken in costume.

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  • Louise, 24 May 2013

    Buy a day pass and get the next day free. Great value if you are in Ballarat for a few days.

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  • Scott, 03 Mar 2013

    You have to pay for everything now, tours, rides and $5 for water

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  •, 29 Jan 2012

    You could easily spend two days exploring - the year membership might be the way to go. For more tips read our review

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  • Andrea, 20 Apr 2011

    Check out the Blood on the Southern Cross show.

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  • Penny, 16 Jan 2011

    Love the rasberry flavored horse head lollipops..yum!

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  • bushrangers, 17 Oct 2010

    After you've panned for real gold don't forget to visit the boiled lolly shop for red raspberry drops - a Shane Harwood favourite!

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  • Susan, 13 Oct 2010

    You don't have to pay an entrance fee just to go shopping at Sovereign Hill - Just ask for a pass & shop to your hearts content. Try the Butter Balls at the old Lolly Shop or the Yummy Pies from the

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  • Susan, 16 Sep 2010

    Always make a booking when you wish to take photos with those costumes. They're always fully booked when you get there.

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