Step back in time when you visit the Old Town of Ballarat. Walk the streets of Sovereign Hill and visit the site of The Eureka Stockade, where it is said Democracy was born in Australia.
Leaving central Geelong at 9 am to head up through the Moorabool Valley, and arrive at the Eureka Stockade, now known as the Museum of Australian Democracy, by 10:30 am. Be enchanted by the Diorama, and gaze at the original Eureka Flag. Learn of the fight by the miners, that eventually brought changes to our laws.
Sovereign Hill is the most award-winning, re-created town in Australia and possibly the world. Stroll the streets and you will feel what it was like in the mid-1800s.
Try your hand at gold panning, drop into the bakery, the blacksmith, sit in a classroom, wagons pulled by horses, the list goes on. Have a photo taken with one of the many ‘characters’ wandering the streets. You will have plenty of time to find something to eat and drink in many of the taverns and bakeries in town.
You have four hours here before the trip back to Geelong, arriving back a little after 5 pm.
Entry to Sovereign Hill is included in the cost of the tour.
Days of operation:
Departure details: 06/12/20 - 05/12/21
Sun: 09:00am - 05:00pm
Geelong Tours want to give travellers experiences they will not find anywhere else in Australia. They give their customers the opportunity to visit the Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill, the Bellarine, a wildlife sanctuary, an Aboriginal Cultural Centre, plus a walking tour of Old Geelong Town.
Over the last four years, they have been fortunate to take many hundreds of visitors to the Bellarine. Since they are so fortunate to have so many fascinating places close to their city they want to give their visitors the opportunity to have experiences they cannot find anywhere else in Australia, and have fun doing it. Geelong is the second-largest city in Victoria and it really does offer so much to travellers from around Australia and around the world.
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