Sovereign Hill Gold Tour

Join us on an adventure through time as we explore the former gold rush town of Ballarat and the famous open air museum Sovereign Hill. Victoria has been profoundly shaped by the gold rush period of the mid-late 19th century, much of which took place in the state’s largest inland city: Ballarat.

On this tour we venture through the lively former mining town, which boasts beautiful Victorian and gothic-style architecture and modern Australian eateries, parklands and specialty stores.

One of the region’s most famed attractions is Sovereign Hill, a historical park that recreates the gold rush experience of the 1850s. Your guided tour takes you through the replica village with its period-style buildings, costumed townspeople and serious-looking mining sites. The entire precinct has a dusty-golden haze. There are blacksmiths and candle makers at work, restaurants to dine in, underground mine tours and opportunities to pan for real gold.

The Ballarat and Sovereign Hill tour offers a rich insight into the Australian way of life, revealing many of the contrasts between the colonial and modern day experience. Ask your tour guide about the exciting produce-driven eateries and special events that are paving the way for the new.

Note: Don't forget to ask about one of the best Italian or Greek meat and wine restaurants on Lygon Street. Our friendly guide will help you to book a table and enjoy your time after tour.  


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Inclusions & Highlights:

  • your private touring vehicle with personal guide
  • hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • bottled water and fruits along the way
  • entry tickets to Sovereign Hill Open Museum
  • Gold panning in Red Gully Creek
  • Chinese village
  • Undergorund Gold Mining Tour
  • Shops and small manufactures
  • Gold Pouring Show and much much more

We recommend extra:

  • Lunch in Old Style Golden Rush restaurant 

Special! Stagecoach Ride around a gold mining town

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