Gold panning in Red Gully Creek

Sovereign Hill

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Sovereign Hill - recreation of an 1850's gold mining town, Ballarat, Gold panning, Lunch option, Australian Wildlife option, exclusive VIP wildlife

Highlights

"Gold": In 1850, the world focused on Ballarat as the cry 'Gold' echoed across the globe. People from all nations poured into Ballarat to seek a fortune, and many discovered the real Australia and decided to make this great land their home. Today, you too can capture the excitement of these bawdy times as you visit the scene of revolt, rebellion, and the emergence of democracy at Eureka and Sovereign Hill: Ballarat.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees to Sovereign Hill
  • Gold Museum
  • Red Hill Mine tour
  • Free WiFi on coach
Upgrade your experience to include:
  • Lunch and a drink at New York Bakery
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park
  • Exclusive to Gray Line - VIP close encounter at Ballarat Wildlife Park

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • VIP close encounter at Ballarat Wildlife Park is limited to 10 guests

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Jul 18 2016
The tour guide was excellent. Loved his passion for his job!! An enriching and awesome experience indeed.
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ITINERARY

  • Travel the Western Highway - stagecoach route of the 1850's
  • Bacchus Marsh - a landscape of orchards - once a resting place for the Cobb & Co stagecoach
  • Ballarat - enjoy a town tour of this gracious city with its exquisite gardens and noble statues
  • Eureka Stockade - site of the 1854 Miner's Rebellion
  • Visit Sovereign Hill - an authentic recreation of an 1850's gold mining town. See & experience...
  • Gold panning in Red Gully Creek
  • Witness original working conditions and demonstrations of early mining equipment
  • Explore the many original shops
  • Blacksmiths and traditional craftsmen
  • Perhaps try some homemade boiled lollies!
  • Be entertained by costumed ladies, gents and other goldfields characters who are happy to pose for a great photo
  • The Chinese Village - highlighting Chinese involvement in the goldfields
  • Why not ride a stagecoach!
  • Take in the atmosphere of Main St.
  • Watch the Giant Crushing Battery
  • Visit the Gold Museum - an impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, gold coins, alluvial deposits and priceless gold artefacts.


Upgrade Options
Lunch at Sovereign Hill
  • Enjoy a scrumptious lunch with a beverage at the New York Bakery in Sovereign Hill


Australian Wildlife
  • Enjoy all the features of our Sovereign Hill tour as well as visiting Ballarat Wildlife Park.
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park is a high standard, well-planned fauna reserve affording excellent opportunities to 'mix' with native Australian animals
  • Visit Ballarat Wildlife Park nestled in native bushland habitat where you can join a guided tour
  • Feed free-range kangaroos
  • Experience an emu encounter
  • Meet and touch koalas
  • See Tasmanian Devils feeding
  • See goannas and giant lizards
  • Shudder at the sight of venomous snakes and voracious crocodiles


VIP close encounter at Ballarat Wildlife Park
  • Be treated like a VIP as you join your keeper in an animal enclosure for a magical close-up experience.
  • Entering the enclosure is normally restricted to staff of the wildlife park so this makes for an excellent opportunity to get even closer to our animal friends!
  • The animals will vary depending on the wildlife park's activities but it could be entering the koala enclosure and getting that special 'cuddly' photo with an Australian icon, venturing into a reptile's enclosure to observe a feeding or spend time with a tortoise in its humble abode to name but a few!
  • VIPs will still join the regular guided tour but at some stage will be taken away for their VIP experience.
  • Limited to 10 guests.

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Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.