Sovereign Hill in Ballarat is one of the best outdoor museums you can experience. With a colourful history relating to the discovery of gold in the region back in the 1850's, you too can capture the excitement!Book your tour now
Travel the stage coach route of the 1850's along Western Highway to Ballarat, steeped in history with the discovery of gold, you will tour through the exquisite gardens, noble statues and magnificent architecture of this town, and pass by the Eureka Stockade, site of the 1854 miner's rebellion. Spend the rest of your day at Sovereign Hill where Ballarat's first 10 years after the discovery of gold in 1851 is re-created. Try your luck at gold panning in Red Gully Creek or head underground on the Red Hill mine tour. Don't forget to visit the Gold Museum too!
Add a wildlife aspect to your day out to Sovereign Hill with opportunity to visit Ballarat Wildlife Park. Nestled in a native bushland habitat, get up close to many Australian animals such as kangaroos, koalas and emus. If you are yet to have an Australian wildlife encounter, you will definitely be impressed with Ballarat Wildlife Park. Join a guided tour and meet our friendly kangaroos, koalas and Tasmanian devils. Continue to Sovereign Hill, an authentic re-creation of the 1850's gold mining town of Ballarat. There are so many things to see and do here! Take in the atmosphere of Main Street, try gold panning, take the Red Hill Mine tour, explore the Chinese Village and visit the Gold Museum.
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