Ballarat Tour with Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum Tickets from Melbourne

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Take a day tour to Ballarat and experience the gold mining culture with visits to Sovereign Hill and the Gold Museum (entrance tickets included). Capture the excitement of the 1850s as you visit the scene of revolt, rebellion and the emergence of democracy at Eureka and Sovereign Hill.

Description

Gold - 1850 - The world focused on Ballarat as the cry 'Gold' echoed around the globe. People from all nations poured into Ballarat to seek a fortune, many found the real Australia and decided to make this great land their home. Today, you too can capture the excitement of these bawdy times as you visit the scene of revolt, rebellion and the emergence of democracy at Eureka and Sovereign Hill - Ballarat.

Highlights

  • Ballarat - enjoy a complete town tour of this gracious city with its exquisite gardens and noble statues

  • Eureka Stockade - site of the 1854 Miner's Rebellion

  • Visit Sovereign Hill - an authentic recreation of an 1850's gold mining town

  • Gold panning in Red Gully Creek

  • Witness original working conditions & demonstrations of early mining equipment

  • Blacksmiths and traditional craftsmen

  • Perhaps try some homemade boiled lollies!

  • Be entertained by costumed ladies, gents and other goldfields characters who are happy to pose for a great photo

  • The Chinese Village - highlighting Chinese involvement in the goldfields

  • Ride a stagecoach

  • Watch the Giant Crushing Battery

  • Enjoy a scrumptious lunch with a beverage at the New York Bakery (if option is selected)

  • Visit the Gold Museum - an impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, gold coins, alluvial deposits and priceless gold artifacts

Please Note

  • *The Intercontinental Hotel pick-up/join in will be at the Collins Street entrance, and will no longer be at the Flinders Lane.

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.

Includes

  • Sovereign Hill Ticket

  • Gold Museum Ticket

  • On-Coach "Sovereign Hill" Introductory Video

  • Red Hill Mine Tour

  • Free use of WiFi on coach
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Tour without Lunch

Duration: 9 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Sovereign Hill Ticket / Gold Museum Ticket / On-Coach "Sovereign Hill" Introductory Video / Red Hill Mine Tour / Free use of WiFi on coach

Schedule

  • 08:20

    Pick-up from Melbourne Hotels or Meet the Guide at Federation Square East

  • Discover Ballarat's Heritage in Sovereign Hill

    Experience the gold rush era in Sovereign Hill, an outdoor museum that reflects the history of Ballarat during the gold discovery in the 1850s. Then, visit the site of the 1854 Miner's Rebellion, the Eureka Stockade and the Chinese Village.

  • Learn About Gold Mining

    Learn how to pan for gold in Red Gully Creek and see demonstrations of mining equipment from the gold rush era. You can also explore a mine on the Red Hill Mine Tour.

  • Stroll the Main Street of Sovereign Hill

    Find various shops selling period items and try some homemade boiled lollies. Also, watch the daily parade and be entertained by costumed ladies, gents and other goldfields characters who are happy to pose for a great photo. You can also ride a stagecoach and watch the Giant Crushing Battery.

  • Enjoy a Delicious Lunch at the New York Bakery

    If you choose the lunch option, enjoy lunch at New York Bakery which has café/bistro style meals: Fish & Chips, Caesar Salad, fettuccini, spaghetti, pumpkin soup with a ham & cheese toasted sandwich and half serve chips. Tea, coffee, juice or a soft drink is also included.

  • Visit the Gold Museum

    See the golden treasures of Ballarat as you view the impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, gold coins, alluvial deposits and priceless gold artifacts.

  • 17:20

    Drop-off at Melbourne Hotels or Check-out

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Tour with Lunch

Duration: 9 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Sovereign Hill Ticket / Gold Museum Ticket / On-Coach "Sovereign Hill" Introductory Video / Red Hill Mine Tour / Free use of WiFi on coach

Schedule

  • 08:20

    Pick-up from Melbourne Hotels or Meet the Guide at Federation Square East

  • Discover Ballarat's Heritage in Sovereign Hill

    Experience the gold rush era in Sovereign Hill, an outdoor museum that reflects the history of Ballarat during the gold discovery in the 1850s. Then, visit the site of the 1854 Miner's Rebellion, the Eureka Stockade and the Chinese Village.

  • Learn About Gold Mining

    Learn how to pan for gold in Red Gully Creek and see demonstrations of mining equipment from the gold rush era. You can also explore a mine on the Red Hill Mine Tour.

  • Stroll the Main Street of Sovereign Hill

    Find various shops selling period items and try some homemade boiled lollies. Also, watch the daily parade and be entertained by costumed ladies, gents and other goldfields characters who are happy to pose for a great photo. You can also ride a stagecoach and watch the Giant Crushing Battery.

  • Enjoy a Delicious Lunch at the New York Bakery

    If you choose the lunch option, enjoy lunch at New York Bakery which has café/bistro style meals: Fish & Chips, Caesar Salad, fettuccini, spaghetti, pumpkin soup with a ham & cheese toasted sandwich and half serve chips. Tea, coffee, juice or a soft drink is also included.

  • Visit the Gold Museum

    See the golden treasures of Ballarat as you view the impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, gold coins, alluvial deposits and priceless gold artifacts.

  • 17:20

    Drop-off at Melbourne Hotels or Check-out

Our bus driver was absolutely fantastic, he gave us a detailed history lesson all the was to Sovereign Hill, he had a sense of humor too, thanks heaps we loved it and him.

Cristie

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Schedule

  • 08:20

    Pick-up from Melbourne Hotels or Meet the Guide at Federation Square East

  • Discover Ballarat's Heritage in Sovereign Hill

    Experience the gold rush era in Sovereign Hill, an outdoor museum that reflects the history of Ballarat during the gold discovery in the 1850s. Then, visit the site of the 1854 Miner's Rebellion, the Eureka Stockade and the Chinese Village.

  • Learn About Gold Mining

    Learn how to pan for gold in Red Gully Creek and see demonstrations of mining equipment from the gold rush era. You can also explore a mine on the Red Hill Mine Tour.

  • Stroll the Main Street of Sovereign Hill

    Find various shops selling period items and try some homemade boiled lollies. Also, watch the daily parade and be entertained by costumed ladies, gents and other goldfields characters who are happy to pose for a great photo. You can also ride a stagecoach and watch the Giant Crushing Battery.

  • Enjoy a Delicious Lunch at the New York Bakery

    If you choose the lunch option, enjoy lunch at New York Bakery which has café/bistro style meals: Fish & Chips, Caesar Salad, fettuccini, spaghetti, pumpkin soup with a ham & cheese toasted sandwich and half serve chips. Tea, coffee, juice or a soft drink is also included.

  • Visit the Gold Museum

    See the golden treasures of Ballarat as you view the impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, gold coins, alluvial deposits and priceless gold artifacts.

  • 17:20

    Drop-off at Melbourne Hotels or Check-out

  • (For Check-In) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 08:20:00

  • (For Check-Out) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 17:20:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 08:20:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 17:20:00

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  • Children three (3) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 100.

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Reviews

Our bus driver was absolutely fantastic, he gave us a detailed history lesson all the was to Sovereign Hill, he had a sense of hum...or too, thanks heaps we loved it and him. more

Cristie

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  • Any cancellations made between 3 business days (08:20:00 local time) to 1 business days (08:20:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 08:20:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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