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Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

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Ever wondered what it's like to be a miner in a gold rush? Sovereign Hill recreates the experience for you. This open-air museum in Golden Point presents the area as it was after prospectors discovered gold there in 1851. As you stroll down Main Street, stop into the historically rendered metal workshops, schools, apothecary, bank, saloon, and post office and speak with historical interpreters dressed as townsfolk and prospectors from long ago. Tents and buildings invoking this past era surround the creek, where you can pan for real gold. See how to melt gold into bullion bars at the Gold Pour. You might even strike it rich, paying for your entire vacation! Put Sovereign Hill and other Ballarat attractions into our Ballarat trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I think Sovereign Hill is just like Disney! If I were child, it must attract me more! Actually the shops really looked like over 100 years ago! And there were some shows each hour like Disney parade! ...  more »
  • It has been 30 years since we were last at Sovereign Hill and boy have they been busy. From new exhibits to fun re-enactments we really enjoyed our day. A must see is the new AURA experience. This is ...  more »
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  • This was one of my highlight experiences in Victoria, a definitely must see. Photos don’t do it justice and it definitely needs one to spare few hours. Best tip would be to try and go during a more colder day. It was still a great joy though as it’s built and executed with amazing attention to detail.
  • Great place, so much to do for adults and kids. awesome new playground with a ship! Find your own gold, go down a mine, do some bowling, take a coach ride, see soldiers firing muskets. Just too much to mention. Definitely need 2 days here, but it's all good bc they give you free entry on your second day! Bring your walking shoes, a hat 🎩 and get ready to enjoy.

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