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Tickets for Sovereign Hill

This is your golden ticket to Ballarat's gold rush days

Provider: Sovereign Hill

Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible

What's included

Entry to Sovereign Hill
Access to the Red Hill Mine Tours
Various Activities (see additional info)
Free parking
Gold mine tour (if selected)

What's not included

Personal guide (available on-site for an additional fee)
Coach Tours (can be purchased on-site)
AURA show
  • Enter Sovereign Hill open-air museum for many opportunities to make golden memories!
  • Travel the Western Highway, a real stagecoach route from the 1850s, and learn about the area's gold mining history
  • Meet blacksmiths and traditional craftsmen, and see an array of priceless gold artefacts at the Gold Museum

Sovereign Hill is a living museum presenting the story of Ballarat as a gold rush boomtown – complete with rare trades, working machinery, and costumed interpreters.

Gold was discovered here in 1851, triggering the greatest alluvial gold rush the world has ever known. The sleepy pastoral settlement of Ballarat grew rapidly into a fine provincial city built on the wealth derived from its gold.

Covering 15 hectares of a former gold mining site, Sovereign Hill's Outdoor Museum brings the gold rush to life through a living township with over 18 scheduled activities happening throughout the day, you can find yourself panning for real gold, witness musket firing, see boiled lollies, wheels, and candles being made all before your very eyes.

  • Please show your smartphone voucher and photo ID at the ticket window to receive your paper admission ticket
  • The 1-day offer is not transferable

Activities:

  • The Diggings Tour
  • The Red Hill Mine Tour
  • Gold panning
  • Musket Firing
  • Sweet Making
  • Gold Pour
  • Candle making
  • Bowling
  • Wheelwrighting
Sovereign Hill
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sovereign Hill
Bradshaw St, VIC 3350, Melbourne
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  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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Anonymous
13 Dec 2022
Good
I have been a few times in the last 30 years and I always see something different. Sadly there is obviously a staff shortage here too, but the day was still full of laughter and experience for us both.
I have been a few times in the last 30 years and I always see something different. Sadly there is obviously a staff shortage here too, but the day was still full of laughter and experience for us both.
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Susan,  Australia Australia
24 Jan 2023
Excellent
Fantastic... You have to go and learn about our history
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Kylie,  Australia Australia
08 Jan 2023
Good
Was good easy to buy tickets. And no problems with. We all enjoy our day out. 🥳🙂
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