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Sovereign Hill brings to life the excitement of Australia’s great 1850s gold rushes. Named Australia’s best ‘Major Tourist Attraction’ three times, most recently in 2015, Sovereign Hill provides a unique Australian experience and a full day of entertainment.

There’s real gold to be panned – and it’s ‘finders keepers’, an underground gold mine, street theatre and the opportunity to meet costumed goldfields characters. See a spectacular $150,000 gold pour and chat with our skilled craftsmen at work in the blacksmith’s forge, the candle works, the wheelwright’s plant, the coach builder’s and the confectionery factory.

Sovereign Hill entry also includes entry to the Gold Museum which displays a beautiful exhibition of gold and Ballarat history.

By night, Sovereign Hill presents its spectacular, multi-million dollar sound-and-light show, 'Blood on the Southern Cross', the legendary story of the 1854 Eureka Uprising, a great Australian drama.

Excellent accommodation is available on-site at the recently refurbished Sovereign Hill Hotel. Accommodation options include superbly-appointed Governor's rooms or comfortable Sovereign rooms for couples and for families choose from spacious well-appointed Colonial rooms or affordable Family rooms. All accommodation rates are inclusive of breakfast.

Please contact Sovereign Hill or view their website for further information.

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Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Concession, Family and Single Adult Family Tickets also available. Prices valid to 31 March 2017 and quoted in Australian dollars.
Children under five admitted free.

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  • Bar
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Shop
  • Self guided
Tourism awards:
  • 2014 - Victorian Tourism Awards
Opening hours:
  • Daily
    10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Museums Australia
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf