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“A trip back in time!!”
Review of Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill
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US$30.22*
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Sovereign Hill General Entry Ticket
Ranked #6 of 87 things to do in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: At Sovereign Hill, the story of an important time and place in Australian History, and the people who lived it, lives on. An internationally acclaimed tourist attraction, Sovereign Hill prides itself on its close attention to detail found in every aspect of this living, outdoor museum. Sovereign Hill is a glimpse of the vigour and excitement of life on Australia’s 1850s goldfields. Visitors can find real gold in the creek – gold pans are provided and it’s ‘finders keepers’, see $150,000 worth of molten gold poured into a gleaming bar, and take in the rich program of activities, shows and demonstrations. On Main Street there are working shops, hotels and a theatre – all based on original Ballarat businesses. Visitors are able to watch goldfields tradespeople in action and take a ride around the township in a horse-drawn coach. For the brave hearted, journey underground on a gold mine tour.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Love Soverign Hill so much!! A great family outing and is really easy to do in a day trip. The boiled lollies are delicious and all the different shops and dressed up characters are amazing!! There are many activities like going back in time to school and going on a mine cart tour.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at Sovereign Hill. Great experience for both kids and adults. One day is not enough! But you can come two days in a raw for the price of just one ticket. Ideal for a nice weekend!

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a 'must see' experience that everyone should take the time out to visit - went in a large group that had the dinner prior followed by a very interesting history re-make of the days gone by - totally enjoyed it.

Thank kay59590
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Thoroughly recommend a trip to Sovereign Hill. Very kid friendly with plenty of activities to do and events to see . Highlight was the kids found a little gold panning in the creek. Candle making was fun too. Will be back again!

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Sovereign Hill is really well set out and maintained to a high standard. Its a great place for kids to learn a bit of history.
We did the sound and light show,... it was good, not at all what i was expecting ( I thought it would be actors doing a reinactment of the Eureka Stockade ) Also it teachs kids what the southern cross flag ( and the 78,000 people that have that tattoo ) is all about.

Thank Barb A
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