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Gold rush history

Blood on the Southern Cross

03 5337 1199

Blood on the Southern Cross tells the dramatic story of the Eureka Uprising by Ballarat's miners against unjust and corrupt colonial rulers.The Eureka Stockade of 1854 was a defining moment in the development of democracy in Australia.

The show is set across Sovereign Hill's 64 acre site. Under the stars, on moonlit diggings, audiences are surrounded by the action and, ultimately, caught in the crossfire as the battle rages.

The production features state-of-the-art lighting and amazing special effects. Peter Lalor is larger than life on an aqua screen. Images of trapeze artists and acrobats fly across a huge circus tent. The Eureka Hotel bursts into flame, and rain falls in a blinding storm.

Blood on the Southern Cross runs for 90 minutes, seven nights a week (subject to availability). Special packages are available that include entry to Sovereign Hill, dinner and accommodation at the Sovereign Hill Lodge.

'State-of-the-art lighting and a dazzling array of special effects are the making of a great sound-and-light show - and Blood on the Southern Cross does not disappoint!'

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Price & booking


Type Valid Entry cost
01/04/15 - 31/03/16 $59.00
Child age 5-15 years. No charge for child under 5 years.
01/04/15 - 31/03/16 $31.50
Two adults and two children.
01/04/15 - 31/03/16 $160.00
Australian Government Concession or Seniors Cards only. Valid cards must be presented.
01/04/15 - 31/03/16 $47.20
Cancellation and booking policy

Bookings are essential. No cancellations accepted within 24 hours of show. Recommended dress is warm, casual clothing throughout the year. Flat walking shoes.

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Blood on the Southern Cross is at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat Victoria - only 90 minutes comfortable drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway.

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
  • Tour desk
  • Inbound Tour Operators Association
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Tourism Council Australia
Disabled access:
Contact operator for further details.