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Sovereign Hill

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Sovereign Hill General Entry Ticket
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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

Finding Sovereign Hill was a test of the patience of my wife and I when we visited it in early November 2018. The lack of clear signposting suggests that perhaps Ballarat is not especially proud of hosting this tourist attraction. Before finding Sovereign Hill, we...More

Thank bowenjk
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent the whole two days there, because the ticket gave us the right to come back the next day. We visited almost all the attractions. The kids loved gold panning and ride the carriage! Good food too.

Thank Afonso R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took our 4 y-old and from the moment we set foot in Sovereign Hill, he was unbelievably excited. Panning for gold, and ACTUALLY finding GOLD! The buggy ride, Mad Jack, old-time bowling, the policeman, the myriad of characters who make the whole day seem...More

Thank alyssiaburley
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do yourself a favour and pay the extra for the mine tour. At $7.50 per person it was well worth it. A shame we didn't get to do all 3.

Thank JulieD3226
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have not been to Sovereign Hill for many years and was delighted by the experience and the friendliness of all the staff who go out of their way to make the trip back in time something to remember. Definitely a "must do" to put on...More

Thank Garry and Anne ... D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just returned from my 27th annual visit in the last 31 years. Began visiting with my children, now I'm bringing my grandchildren too. A magnificent journey back in history into a moment of time perfectly recreated to minute details; always a beatifull experience for all...More

Thank Resort51224367004
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It had been some 17 years since we last visited Sovereign Hill and things have not changed - this “Living Museum” is as interesting and entertaining as ever and offers a wonderful day of sights, activities and street theatre. This venue is ideal for any...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelling from Perth I was very excited to check out Sovereign Hill. My expectations were exceeded when I walked through the entrance and instantly stepped back in time. Teachers also get free entry (saving $57) if you can proved registration details. We watched gold pouring...More

Thank BrandonDocking
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi BrandonDocking, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are so glad to hear that your visit exceeded expectations. We hope to see you again soon. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not cheap at $57 per adult, but a really fun day. Staff dressed in period costumes added to the authenticity. Very interesting walking down the Main Street visiting all the old shops and the old mine settlement, even tried our hand at panning for gold...More

Thank skiggy
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Skiggy, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope you found some gold while panning in the creek. We hope to see you again. The Sovereign Hill Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Sovereign Hill in September with family. It was a great day for everyone. Special mention must be made of the staff dressed in period costume who did a great job. Also the restaurant was excellent. I did feel that with what the admission...More

Thank Pru S
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pru S, Thank-you for your review. We are so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit to Sovereign Hill. Thank-you for your feedback in regards to the extra cost for some activities. Please note we will pass this onto the appropriate...More

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Sandeep A
4 November 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
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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Gina L
3 September 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Gina L, Getting to Sovereign Hill from Melbourne has never been easier, with the Goldrush Special now delivering visitors directly to Sovereign Hill’s front door. As part of the Goldrush Special a courtesy return... More
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64katiej
16 July 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Katie J, Thank-you for your question. There are a number of activities to do when visiting Sovereign Hill. For a full list please see a list of these on our website, under 'see and do'. This list will also have a... More
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