Sovereign Hill Gold Rush - Leisure Holidays

Sovereign Hill Gold RushAustralia

From RM458 / per person for 9 hours
Today you’ll step back in time to the era of the Victorian gold rush.

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Step back into the Victorian gold rush era. Visit the historic town of Ballarat and the period town of Sovereign Hill, with streets lined with buildings and characters of the 1850s. Learn of the Eureka Stockade, Red Hill mine and try gold-panning!

What to Bring:

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements:

  • Low level of fitness required


Hotel Pick-up

Tour departs at 7:45am from Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets (or earlier from selected city hotels)

Tour returns at 5:30pm approximately to Melbourne

Hotels Pick-up:

• Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne (Queen St)

• Atlantis Hotel 

• Federation Square Office

• Hotel Como South Yarra

• Crown Metropol Melbourne

• Crown Promenade

• Crown Towers

• Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne

• Pullman Melbourne On The Park

• Pan Pacific Melbourne

• Intercontinental Melbourne

• The Langham Melbourne

• Mantra On Russell 

• Melbourne Marriott Hotel

• Mercure Grand on Swanston 

• Mercure Pullman Albert Park

• Mercure Welcome Melbourne

• Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

• Oaks On Market

• Park Hyatt Melbourne

• Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

• Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

• Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

• Travelodge Docklands

• Vibe Savoy

• The Hotel Windsor

• Melbourne Short Stay Apartments MP Deluxe

• Holiday Inn Flinders


Today you’ll step back in time to the era of the Victorian gold rush. First you’ll head out over the West Gate Bridge, en route to the beautiful town of Ballarat. Sit back and relax with entertainment introducing you to Sovereign Hill, a wonderful outdoor museum exhibiting in ‘real life’ the story of Australia’s gold rush history.

• Step back in time to the era of the Victorian gold rush

• As you arrive in Ballarat you’ll come to understand the historical significance of this town

• In its centre the lush tree-lined streets are filled with grand homes of the Victorian era, many the result of prosperity from the gold fields of the 1850s

• Sovereign Hill will take you back in time to the great gold rush era of the 1850s

• Experience the amazing story of the Eureka Stockade

• Try your hand at panning for gold!

• You’ll be entertained by performances illustrating the exciting and colourful life on the gold fields

• Visit some operational workshops and witness demonstrations of blacksmithing, wheelwrighting, gold pouring, candle making and many more

• Add on the Ballarat Wildlife Park and get up close to Australia’s amazing and unique wildlife 


Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Entry to Sovereign Hill

Driver Guide

Experienced Driver Guide


Comprehensive commentary


Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Ballarat Wildlife Park

Visit the Ballarat Wildlife Park, where you’ll see a unique selection of wildlife in their natural habitats. You’ll see saltwater and freshwater crocodiles, Tasmanian Devils, kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and so many more. You can wander through the park taking in the many exhibits, join guided tours and participate in interactive shows. Feeding times can be a lot of fun – particularly with the crocs!

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