Looking for Gold? This is the tour for you. Let Around and About Tours take you to Sovereign Hill and you can try your hand at panning for gold. Sovereign Hill brings to life the excitement of Australia’s great 1850s gold rushes, providing a uniquely Australian experience and 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 skilled craftsmen at work in the blacksmith’s forge, the candle works, the wheelwright’s plant, the coach builder’s and the confectionery factory. All of this after you visit Ballarat wildlife park, where you get up close with many Australian animals including the crocodile.

Ballarat is Victoria’s third-largest city (just over 100000). Ballarat has enjoyed a rich and prosperous heritage thanks to the Gold Rush which began in 1851.

Type Indicative prices
Adult $175.00


Free pick ups from most City hotels/hostels Free chilled water (remember to bring your own water bottle) Free entry into Ballarat wildlife park Free entry into Sovereign Hill Free entry into Gold museum

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 18/09/20 - 31/03/22

    Daily: 07:30am - 05:30pm

Around and About Tours offer you a truly unique touring experience as they take you exploring throughout the many interesting and exciting places Victoria has to offer.

If you are thinking about taking a holiday to Australia, Around and About specialise in small bus group day tours (11 passengers) and extended tours throughout Melbourne and Victoria.

By using small vehicles, they are able to get to spots that larger buses and coaches can’t access. It also means that they can give their passengers more attention, making their tour more enjoyable. They leave early in the morning, so they stay ahead of the traffic and avoid the crowds.

Their flagship product is the Ultimate 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour. Around and About Tours cater for all ages on the tours, so great for the whole family. They offer over 20 different tours to choose from or you can design your own private tour. They provide free pick-ups from the city and St Kilda.

All of their tours can be found on their website, you can also find them on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Google and TripAdvisor.

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Flinders Street, St Paul's Cathedral, melbourne, Victoria, 3000

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