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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne

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US$ 115.61
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    What to Expect
    A fun day out to Sovereign Hill for people of all ages! Enjoy a sightseeing coach tour around Ballarat, learn about the history of the area and marvel at it's beautiful old architecture. Travel to the site of the Eureka Stockade where the 1854 Miner's Rebellion was held.

    Arrive at Sovereign Hill, a recreation of a typical gold mining town from the 1850s and enjoy hours of free time to experience and explore this interactive place. There are many activities for those of all ages:
    • Gold panning at Red Gully Creek
    • See blacksmiths and traditional craftsmen at work. Perhaps create your own candle
    • You must try some of their famous homemade boiled lollies!
    • Try award winning pies and sausage rolls at the New York Bakery
    • Buy souvenirs and homewares at the General Store
    • Visit the Chinese Village
    • Watch the Giant Crushing Battery
    • Ride on a stagecoach
    • Watch and pose for a photo with the locals dressed in clothing from the era. Even see kids at school just like in those daysChoose between a tour only or upgrade to include a delicious lunch and drink at the New York Bakery. If you are interested in visiting the Ballarat Wildlife Park, choose this option including a guided tour and entry to Ballarat Wildlife Park. Ballarat Wildlife Park is a great place to get up and close to Australian animals such as koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and the very cute Patrick the Wombat.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Melbourne Day Tour Centre (Federation Square East)
    Departure Time
    8:20 AM
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach and free Wi-Fi on board coach
    • Entry/Admission - Sovereign Hill
    • Entry/Admission - The Gold Museum
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with comfortable walking shoes
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    we went on the tour to Ballarat/sovereign Hill on the 14th of November 2019..this guy is encyclopaedia Britannica on wheels..and never depletes in enthusiasm towards the passengers..we've done tours with other companies and without the shadow of a doubt I can honestly say that
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    Just returned from a wonderful day trip with Greyline to Ballarat and Sovereign Hill. An excellent day. What made the trip that much better was our coach driver Adrian. Right from the get-go he was very informative on the PA system giving us excellent commentary right throughout
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    I booked this tour through Sightseeing Australia, but I believe several tour companies work together and combine trips because the bus wasn't Sightseeing Australia. Regardless, we had a great time. It is a relatively short day (for us) given that we are back on the bus and on
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    Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne
    Responded 20 Aug 2019
    It sounds like you booked via Sightseeing Australia which is an online travel agent and Gray Line is the tour provider. We are glad you travelled with us and had such a wonderful experience on your Sovereign Hill tour. The itinerary allows for a minimum of 3 ½ hours of own leisure time to spend at Sovereign Hill which we believe is a sufficient amount of time to enjoy all the experiences Sovereign Hill has to offer. The mine tours are wonderful and allow you to really immerse yourself in the history of the era. We appreciate the 5 out of 5 stars. Kind regards, Mia
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    A wonderful day from beginning to end for my husband and myself! Our driver Adrian was fantastic, very informative & very helpful explaining everything about the day & the bus from the moment we got on board. He continually pointed out places of interest along the way and came
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    Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne
    Responded 21 Aug 2019
    What a lovely review! Thank you for sharing this with our valued readers. Adrian will be very pleased to hear you all had a very memorable time with him on tour. Sovereign Hill is a great place to visit with the whole family and the township of Ballarat is full of history and beauty. We appreciate your feedback regarding our premium comfortable coaches as we do pride ourselves on providing our guests with premium services. We hope to see you all again in the future. Kind regards, Mia
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    Haven't been for a while and went with family on the Saturday as weather was good and as usual was a good day as we went on the gold mine tour which is always good but cant understand why people with very young children take them into a dark mine where their so scared so
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    Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip From Melbourne
    Responded 18 Aug 2019
    We are so glad you had an enjoyable day on our Ballarat and Sovereign Hill tour. Sovereign Hill is a wonderful day out for the whole family as there is so much to see and do. Thank you for travelling with Gray Line and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Mia
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