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Sovereign Hill

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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At Sovereign Hill, the story of an important time and place in Australian History, and the people who lived it, lives on. An internationally acclaimed tourist attraction, Sovereign Hill prides itself on its close attention to detail found in every...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 3 5337 1100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I think Sovereign Hill is just like Disney! If I were child, it must attract me more! Actually the shops really looked like over 100 years ago! And there were some shows each hour like Disney parade! For me, the underground cart + mine hole...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank moonlyw
Reviewed 2 days ago

It has been 30 years since we were last at Sovereign Hill and boy have they been busy. From new exhibits to fun re-enactments we really enjoyed our day. A must see is the new AURA experience. This is run every evening and is awesome.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony2170
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I haven’t been to sovereign hill in about 15 years, I found the experience to be one of the best memories that I will cherish forever. I wasn’t sure if my children would like it, but they absolutely loved it. They were all a little...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Purpldruid
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Purpldruid, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to Sovereign Hill. We hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The last time I was a tourist in Ballarat, my adult children were young. It is still a great tourist destination even for oldies like me. The proviso is that it is expensive to visit and the on-site food and beverage leave a lot to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Discover808883
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Discover808883, Thank-you for your review on Sovereign Hill and the Gold Museum. We truly appreciate all feedback we receive, including those on pricing, and take these into consideration with our forward planning. We hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed sovereign hill. It has so much detail, right down to the staff actors whom roam the streets who suddenly burst out into impromptu performances which were very entertaining. Also well organised. It was very busy due to Chinese New Year, but we never...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vegas_loving
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Vegas_loving, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit during Chinese New Year. We hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visit the UKs north of England’s Beamish many times was expecting to maybe a little disappointed as Beamish (a living, working museum set in 500 acres of beautiful Durham with costumed folk bringing life to the rebuilt town). This expectation was soon expelled within...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Y3363HArichardw
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Y3363HArichardw, Thank-you so much for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you enjoyed so many of the activities we have on offer. We hope to see you again soon. The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were impressed with the layout of Sovereign Hill. We realised as soon as we arrived that there was enough happening to keep us entertained all day. We enjoyed the historical buildings the Gold Mine tour, successful Gold Panning, and much more.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ailsa G
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alisa G, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, including the gold mine tour and hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out for us as a couple, however could definitely see plenty of children and families having a great time too! We took the trip from Melbourne, we decided against using a tour group as the cost was pretty high, took the train...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rachel b
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rachel b, Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you and your partner enjoyed your visit to Sovereign Hill. We are also glad to hear that you took advantage of the gold rush express coach on your travels. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our day here,rode in a stagecoach,went down a goldmine and watched people panning for gold.The little town is very authentic,lots to see.Children will love it

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christined204
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Christined204, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Sovereign Hill and we hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi. Ive been meaning to write this review for a while. Brought my family and cousins from Ireland last November. Had a great day at Sovereign Hill. I have to give an average score and its to do with the price to get in, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank jconnor1980
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi jconnor1980, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the blacksmith and gold pour demonstrations. In regards to your dining experience please be assured that we take all reviews very seriously and with them work...More

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kazzyG123
20 January 2019|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi KazzyG123, Your RACV ticket does need to be purchased through their website. You can show your tickets on your phone when you arrive at the Sovereign Hill entrance. Enjoy - The Sovereign Hill Team
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SALLY P
9 January 2019|
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Hi Sally P, Our Lamplight tours are recommended for ages 10 and above, at parental discretion. Younger children are welcome, again at parental discretion. Content includes illness, accident, death and the supernatural. If... More
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25sandeepa
4 November 2018|
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Hi Sandeep A, Thank-you for your question. Please see prices outlined below. - Mining tour - $7.50 Adult, $4.00 Child (5-15), $20.00 Family (2A & 4C) - Panning for gold - Free - Horse carriage ride - $5.50 Adult, $4.00... More
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