Sovereign Hill boy with horses
Ballarat Horse and Coach
Gold Panning at Sovereign Hill
Sovereign Hill New York Bakery

Sovereign Hill & Historic Ballarat

Travel to Ballarat and visit Sovereign Hill, a perfectly re-created 1850s goldmining settlement. Explore the shops and wander the main street to visit goldsmiths and craftsmen of another time. Journey through the town of Ballarat and see the Victorian architecture of a prosperous era.

Includes Entry to Sovereign Hill


  • Journey back in time at Sovereign Hill and share the experiences of the locals at an original 1850s goldmining settlement
  • See tradesmen and craftsfolk at work
  • Cross the original route of the early horse-drawn stagecoaches
  • Try your luck panning for gold, visit the museum or tour an underground mine
  • Catch a ride in a traditional horse-drawn carriage or ride a stage coach (own expense)
  • Pass by and discover the turbulent story behind one of Australia’s most notorious incidents at the Eureka Stockade Centre in Ballarat
  • View Ballarat’s historic sites and beautiful Victorian architecture, a thriving monument to the town’s golden era of prosperity
  • Visit the Gold Museum
  • Enjoy browsing the unique period-style stores along with real life characters and story re-enactments
  • Get up-close to Australia’s wildlife at the Ballarat Wildlife Park (M13+W)
  • Get as close as you dare to a crocodile at a feeding session and see Tasmanian Devils, wallabies, giant turtles and emus (M13+W)

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