• Gold rush history

Blood on the Southern Cross

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria, 3350

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.'

Content: Sovereign Hill
Type Entry cost

Concession, family and Sovereign Hill entry, Dinner and Show combined tickets available. Please contact Sovereign Hill or view their website for further information.


Child under five years - no charge

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • 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
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria, 3350

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