Sovereign hill and historic Ballarat
Journey back in time at Sovereign Hill. 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 ride a stage coach (own expense). Tour an underground gold mine or catch a ride in a traditional horse drawn carriage (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.