09 Sep

Take a 90 minute drive from Melbourne through the area of Victoria where Gold was first discovered in the mid 1800's.

Pass through the Timber Town of Beaufort, then onto Ararat  for its Mining and the history of its old Goal before arriving in Ballarat.

Here we make our way to Sovereign Hill - described as an Open Air Museum - that depicts the first 10 years of history after Gold was discovered there in 1851, and is now a nationally acclaimed tourist attraction.

Take part in the days activities by :

     *    Dressing in period dress to have your photos taken

     *    Pan for Gold in the Creek.

     *    Visit the shops in the main street

     *    Visit the Gold mine

     *    Take a trip around Town in the Horse and Carriage rides

     *    Watch the many trade and Commerce exhibitions  and display.

     *    Snack or have lunch at the various Cafes

Then enjoy a drive around Lake Wendouree to take in :

     *    The Boat houses

     *    The Botanic Gardens

     *    The various Historic buildings in the City, admissions NOT included.

Relax and enjoy the drive back to Melbourne



8 Hrs.

1-6 seat Mercedes Valente

7- 11 seat Mini Bus.

        ENTRY FEES

AdultChildFamilyFamily FamilyConcess'n

4-152+21+3F+ 1 Child
1Sovereign Hill
2Eureka Stockade
7.005.0022.00( 2-4 )
3Ballarat Wildlife Park

Note:  Child must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Unforgettable Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Day Trip from Melbourne

Experience an unforgettable journey back in time with our Sovereign Hill and Ballarat tour from Melbourne. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Gold Rush era as you explore the living museum of Sovereign Hill, where the past comes to life through interactive experiences and demonstrations. Discover the heritage architecture of Ballarat, visit iconic landmarks, and delve into the stories of Australia’s gold mining heritage. This day trip offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and adventure, providing a unique insight into Victoria’s fascinating past and a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.  

Magic of Sovereign Hill

Step back in time and experience the magic of Sovereign Hill on our Sovereign Hill and Ballarat tour from Melbourne. This living museum transports you to the heart of the Australian Gold Rush, where you can pan for gold, watch blacksmiths at work, and explore the historic streets and buildings. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and activities that bring this era to life, from underground mine tours to horse-drawn carriage rides. Discover the ingenuity, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit that defined the gold rush, and gain a deeper appreciation for the rich history that shaped the region. A Visit to Sovereign Hill is a truly captivating and educational experience. 

Sovereign Hill’s Living Museum Experience

Embark on a captivating journey through Sovereign Hill Living Museum on our Sovereign Hill and Ballarat tour from Melbourne. This immersive experience transports you back to the Australian Gold Rush, where you can witness the daily lives and activities of the era. Explore the historic streets, watch skilled tradespeople at work, and pan for gold in the river. Venture underground into the dimly lit gold mines, and learn about the hardships and triumphs of the miners who sought their fortunes. With interactive demonstrations, costumed characters, and a meticulously recreated 19th-century town, Sovereign Hill offers a truly authentic and engaging glimpse into the past, making it a must-visit destination. 

Unveiling Ballarat’s Fascinating Past

 Delve into the intriguing history of Ballarat on our Sovereign Hill and Ballarat tour from Melbourne. Explore this vibrant city known for its rich heritage, stunning architecture, and pivotal role in the Australian Gold Rush. Visit iconic sites like the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, the historic Town Hall, and the Eureka Centre where you can learn about the Eureka Stockade rebellion. Immerse yourself in the stories of pioneers, miners and settlers that shaped Ballarat’s past, and discover the ensuring legacy of this dynamic city. This tour offers a captivating glimpse into Ballarat’s fascinating past, blending history, culture and exploration for a memorable day trip experience.  

Melbourne to Sovereign Hill and Ballarat

Embark on a journey from Melbourne to the Historic towns of Sovereign Hill and Ballarat with our comprehensive tour. Explore the living museum of Sovereign Hill, then delve into the rich heritage and architecture of Ballarat, uncovering the region’s captivating past.  

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