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Blood on the Southern Cross - CLOSED

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Amazing experience

This is an experience not to be missed. It explores our rich gold history with a spectacular sound... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Bevan P
Melbourne, Australia
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We all loved it

What a great show. I took my three kids to see this show on the recent school holidays and we all... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Colac, 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...more
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
+61 3 5337 1199
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This is an experience not to be missed. It explores our rich gold history with a spectacular sound and light show. Very informative. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bevan P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a great show. I took my three kids to see this show on the recent school holidays and we all loved it! I highly recommend this show.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jistmevoula
Reviewed 22 July 2018

After many years successfully presenting this Eureka based experience the Blood on the Southern Cross is closing at the end of July 2018. If you haven't seen it yet and can get to Ballarat this last week of July then do yourself a favor and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

The show running for many years, 47 years I understand; is now coming to the end. What a shame, but something new is to take its place. Despite the rain and cold weather, the show went on with all the interesting information and special effects...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 693clives
Reviewed 4 July 2018

In a school holiday want to let your kids having fun. Bring them to sovereign hill blood on the Southern Cross night show . You can put yourself in to hundred years ago. Imagine yourself in the. Gold rush time . Understand the history of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We started our evening with dinner in the Charlie Nappier Hotel - great meal to start the evening The show is an amazing account noise and light show of the Eureka stockade The show commences in the Theatre and then progresses outside to the working...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kyramykala
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is a fabulous multi-site venue that really brings history to life. The story is clearly explained with amazing changing landscapes to highlight each aspect. We were there as a small group with 4 groups of primary school children. Plenty of room for everyone and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MG_Aussie_Traveller
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Lovely dinner followed by an encompassing show highlighting the struggles of times. Goods value for the day spent.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We knew little about Australian history, so even less about Southern Cross. However, after this trip we now know much about the area. A worthwhile experience, including a short movie, a walk around part of the Sovereign Hill site, and then a 3 dimensional re-enactment...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank fredandmay
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We went there while in the area entertaining a couple from England and even though I had been there before I still rated the experience It made our visitors aware of a part of our history and they really liked the entertainment it provided If...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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