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  • Sovereign Hill
  • Ballarat
  • Eureka Stockade
  • Have a go at gold panning
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park (optional)
  • Red Hill Secret Mine Chamber

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This Melbourne tour to the renowned historical heritage park of Sovereign Hill will lead you back in time to a world focused on gold. One of regional Victoria's most popular attractions, Sovereign Hill is a frozen-in-time village emulating the 1800's staffed by talented in-character actors and era-accurate architecture to explore. You'll be able to see blacksmiths at work and even try your hand at panning for gold!

In 1850 the world focused on the Victorian town of Ballarat as the cry 'Gold' echoed around the globe. People from all nations poured into Ballarat to seek a fortune, many found the real Australia and decided to make this great land their home. Today, you too can capture the excitement of these bawdy times as you visit the scene of revolt, rebellion and the emergence of democracy at Eureka and Sovereign Hill - Ballarat.

Departing Melbourne with accommodation transfers, you'll begin your journey to Ballarat at 8:20am and return around 5:30pm. Tours operate every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and give guests the option to add lunch or a visit to Ballarat Wildlife Park on top of the original tour.

Inclusions

Sovereign Hill Tour (380) includes;

  • Entrance fees to Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum
  • Red Hill and Secret Chamber Mine Tour
  • Hotel transfers
  • FREE Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary GPS commentary in Japanese and Mandarin (in November and December)
  • Travel the Western Highway - stagecoach route of the 1850's
  • Bacchus Marsh - a landscape of orchards and once a resting place for the Cobb & Co stagecoach
  • Ballarat - enjoy a complete town tour of this gracious city with its exquisite gardens and noble statues
  • Eureka Stockade - site of the 1854 Miner's Rebellion
  • Visit Sovereign Hill - an authentic recreation of an 1850's gold mining town
  • Gold panning in Red Gully Creek
  • Take a guided tour of the underground mine
  • Blacksmiths and traditional craftsmen
  • Visit the Gold Museum & "Voyage of Discovery" - an audio visual of life on the Australian goldfields
  • Visit the many original shops
  • Perhaps try some homemade boiled lollies! Maybe a Devonshire Tea at the New York Bakery?
  • The Chinese Village - highlighting Chinese involvement in the goldfields
  • Take in the atmosphere of Main St
  • Watch the Giant Crushing Battery
  • Complimentary mine tramway ride now included
  • Join the “Journey through the Labyrinth of Gold” guided tour on an inclined tramway deep underground
  • Witness original working conditions & demonstrations of early mining equipment

Sovereign Hill Tour with Australian Wildlife Tour (382) includes;

  • All of the above
  • Visit Ballarat Wildlife Park, owned by the Parker family, nestled in a native bushland habitat where you can join a guided tour
  • A surprise greeting awaits you on arrival
  • Feed free range kangaroos
  • Experience an Emu encounter
  • Meet cute cuddly Koalas
  • See Tasmanian Devils feeding
  • See goannas and giant Lizards

Extras

  • Upgrade to Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Gold Panning and Gold Museum Tour with lunch (380L)
  • Upgrade to VIP Close encounter (Tour 382V) which includes;
  • All features of Sovereign Hill Tour with Australian Wildlife Tour (382)
  • Exclusive access to selected wildlife with a photo for an unforgettable close-up experience (limited to 10 guests)
  • Enter the enclosure with a keeper and observe a reptile feeding or spend one- on-one time with a favourite Australian animal

Tour Times

  • Tours depart on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 8.15am (or earlier from your hotel) and returns at 5.30pm

Hotel Pickup

If you have booked a hotel

  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you do not require a hotel pick up

  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'pick up not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour and the tour departure point

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
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