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Blood on the Southern Cross

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
+61 3 5337 1199
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Blood on the Southern Cross is a wonderful story told in three stages. Blood on the Southern Cross... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Governors Pass a must!

Well worth every cent. No need with the kids to rush to get good seating. Treated like VIP's from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
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‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ is an explosive multi-million dollar sound-and-light show like nothing you’ve ever seen before!The story of the Eureka Rebellion, a dramatic battle between gold miners and Government forces at Ballarat on 3 December, 1854, is retold nightly by ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’, Sovereign Hill’s acclaimed sound-and-light spectacular.Set under the night skies at Sovereign Hill, ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ involves no actors – just voices, dazzling sound-and-light effects and a stunning open-air set. Visitors travel across the site on a comfortable transporter and view much of the action from the re-created Free Trade Hotel on the Eureka Diggings.To make the most of your ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ experience, enjoy a two-course, pre-show dinner which includes beer, wine and soft drink served at your table. Then stay overnight at Sovereign Hill!Ask about our special package deals which include day entry to Sovereign Hill, dinner, show and on-site accommodation at Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.
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Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
+61 3 5337 1199
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Blood on the Southern Cross is a wonderful story told in three stages. Blood on the Southern Cross tells the dramatic story of the Eureka Uprising by Ballarat's miners against unjust and corrupt colonial rulers. First you enter a theater to learn how this uprising...More

Thank AandKKerney
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth every cent. No need with the kids to rush to get good seating. Treated like VIP's from start to finish with special seating. Pre show Dinner included. Only disappointment was drink wasn't included with dinner yet included after when watching the show along...More

Thank Penstar4
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mid winter visit - highly recommended to rug up as it is an outdoor show. Very well executed, kids 7 & 10 loved it as they are learning about Australian history at school.

Thank thepawnwineco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe because we were tired after exploring Sovereign Hill but thought the sound and light show was an expensive attempt at a history lesson. My kids aged 8-14 zoned out pretty quickly. The travelling around the park was fun but just felt it was extragance...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know how this gets 4 or 5 stars. It was an audio show and a light show with no actors. The light show was poor. You think they would use projections of people but they just used light bulbs on the area where...More

2  Thank David D
Reviewed 11 June 2017

In colder seasons rug up. We brought a blanket and glad we did. It was an informative show. Not highly thrilling as it is just a sound and light show. Found a Groupon, which was a saviour as I wouldn't want to pay full price....More

Thank lilkitty111
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome night. Just wandering around the goldfields at night getting a feel for the past. Wonderful experience

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This was included in our weekend package and was something different but highly enjoyable from both a history point of view and from an entertainment aspect. If you're going in colder months, rug up!

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We did the dinner and show package at the Governors Class level, which I would highly recommend. We really felt like VIPs with lots of special treatment. The show was amazing, the dinner was very nice. Special thanks to Olivia the Waitress for excellent customer...More

Thank crabs321
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We spent the day in Sovereign Hill, from 10-5 then had Tea, included in the original ticket prices, which was a awesome two course meal at Charlie Napier Hotel. This started at around 5:45, then onto the show! Well, we were blown away by this...More

Thank leroyxx
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Response from BekBrisbane | Reviewed this property |
Sorry must have been a delay this question just popped up. It's not included but it's so worth it. We hadn't been in 10 years and we took our daughter to see it we all loved it. If you've been I hope you enjoyed it we can't... More