Sovereign Hill

  based on 5 reviews   write a review

Sovereign Hill Post Office, Ballarat, Australia
Sovereign Hill - ... the candy man can ....
Sovereign Hill - Yes, I found some gold, but wasn't enough to retire

Sovereign Hill Ballarat Reviews

murray8 murray8
2 reviews
great history Apr 14, 2011
excellent set up of the old gold rush era, with lots of old style buildings, characters in costumes, horse and coaches, and underground mining tour. There's also a meseum where you can see all the old artefacts and history of the old gold rush days. must see place in Victoria
Link
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
mazenjawad mazenjaw…
13 reviews
fun unique attraction Nov 17, 2010
great day to Sovereign hill. live a day in the 1800s during the gold rush! the entire town is redesigned to reflect the experience. Very unique attraction to bring this period back to life.

On the downside, long ride from Melbourne, the town is a bit small... could be better if more entertainers were at the site.

Still a great day out!
Link
Martin_Austria Martin_A…
75 reviews
May 08, 2004
Have you ever tryed to wash gold? No, than go to Sovereign Hill (Ballarat). Its a amusment park where old styled buldings have been built. Many Australians which you see there running arround in old clothes do it just because of the fun of it. You will see people acting in the streets, perfoming little skatches and gags, some other will play music live on the bussy street while others are riding their horses. Or take take a comfy ride with a stagecoach. Some Australian schools send there students to this city. For a week the children like children did 150 years ago.

Watch how they made candies mnay decades ago, try and show your red candy tungs to your friends.

Sovereign Hill is a fun place and will give you some good different expirince of Australia. Its more Australians than international tourists going there so another good reason the leave the touristy places.
... the candy man can ....
Yes, I found some gold, but wasn't…
Link
fyrefly fyrefly
27 reviews
Jun 24, 2004
If you're a history buff, or just love museums and sights with hands-on activities, this is the place for you. Sovereign Hill is like stepping back through time, recreating the town as it would have looked during the 1850s gold rush down to every minute detail. You can ride on a stagecoach, make own own candles and even go panning for gold (if you find any, they let you keep it!) Just a few hours west of Melbourne, Sovereign Hill is located in Ballarat, Victoria.
Link
fyrefly fyrefly
27 reviews
history come alive Jun 23, 2004
A few hours outside of Melbourne, Sovereign Hill is a living museum located in the town of Ballarat. Step back in time to the 1850s, pan for gold (and keep what you find!), ride in a stagecoach or visit old-fashioned shops. Highly recommend this to history buffs or anyone that wants to learn about Australian history in a fun way.
Link

Related Travel Blogs About Sovereign Hill

Day Out to Sovereign Hill
The gang went to Ballarat for a tour of Sovereign Hill, the occasion was for Eugene's bday. Entrance was about $35 per person but not it seems to be $39.50 - it also includes entry to the Gold Museum…Ballarat for a tour of Sovereign Hill, the occasion was for Eugene's bday. Entrance was about $35 per person…
Sovereign Hill
After a late start, went to Sovereign Hill, the gold mining town in Ballarat.  Panned for gold and found a few flakes.  All of the machines were steam powered, with belts and wheels spinnin…Sovereign Hill, the gold mining town in Ballarat.  Panned for gold and found a few flakes.  All of the machines…
Hokitika and Greymouth
Drove from Picton to Hokitika via Blenheim through the vineyards, Wairau Valley with our first stop at Kawatiri Junction.  This still has the old train station in situ at the intersection betwee…Sovereign Hill in Ballarat (for those who know of that) but much smaller scale. Our last day in Hokitika was spent…

Check Ballarat Hotel Deals

Check-in:
Check-out:
Guests:
Rooms:
Sovereign Hill Map
1 review
Ballarat
photo by: koala