Sovereign Hill-The Gold Trail (Optional Wildlife at Ballarat Wildlife Park)

Sovereign Hill-The Gold Trail (Optional Wildlife at Ballarat Wildlife Park)
  • Duration : 9 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code : L-80
From AUD $140.00

Highlights:-


  • Ballarat
  • Sovereign Hill
  • Eureka Stockade
  • Red Hill Mine Tour
  • Gold-panning
  • Street Theatre
  • Workshops


Inclusions:-


  • Admission to Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum
  • Red Hill Mine tour 
  • Free WiFi on coach
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in a a premium air-conditioned coach

Optional Extras:-


  • Ballarat Wildlife Park for $16

Itinerary:-

En Route

Today you'll step back in time to the era of the Victorian gold rush. First you’ll head out over the West Gate Bridge, en route to the beautiful town of Ballarat. Sit back and relax with DVD entertainment introducing you to Sovereign Hill, a wonderful outdoor museum exhibiting in ‘real life’ the story of Australia’s gold rush history.

Ballarat

As you arrive in Ballarat you'll come to understand the historical significance of this town. In its centre the lush tree-lined streets are filled with grand homes of the Victorian era, many the result of prosperity from the gold fields of the 1850s. Today, Ballarat is a major regional centre and the commercial capital of the Central Highlands with a population of almost 100,000.

Sovereign Hill

When you arrive at Sovereign Hill you will be placed back in time to the great gold rush era of the 1850s. It’s just like stepping into a working town of the time, with period-style homes, shops and retailers, blacksmiths, hotels and costumed characters that bring the exhibition to life. You can wander through the town to get a feel for the lifestyle as it was then.

Eureka Stockade

The first thing that you'll experience at Sovereign Hill is the amazing story of the Eureka Stockade, an event that was fuelled by government taxes that were being imposed on miners at the time. The first armed rebellion of its kind in Australia, it led to the deaths of twenty-two diggers and five troopers, and changed Australia’s history forever with the birth of democracy.

Red Hill Mine Tour

Go down into the depths of a real underground gold mine and discover the dark and dangerous world of deep lead mining. Here you'll also witness the discovery of the famous ‘Welcome Nugget’.

Gold-panning

One of the many fun things you can do at Sovereign Hill is pan for gold. There are diggers on hand to show you the tricks and techniques used to strike it rich, and then you can have a go and try your own luck.

Street Theatre

You’ll be entertained by the many performances each day illustrating the exciting and colourful life on the gold fields. With wonderful costumes of the day and many stories to share, the characters will sweep you up in the fun of it all.

Workshops

You can also visit a number of operational workshops and witness demonstrations of blacksmithing, wheel wrighting, gold pouring, candle making and many more.

BALLARAT, SOVEREIGN HILL, AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFES
› Enjoy a town tour of charming Ballarat
› We'll then spend a fun day at Sovereign Hill, an internationally
renowned historical outdoor museum
› Explore Red Hill Gully diggings, talk to the blacksmith, try
some homemade sweets or take photos with any of the
goldfields characters in period dress!
› Visit the Gold Museum with its impressive collection
› For animal lovers, we'll also take you to Ballarat Wildlife Park
before spending time at Sovereign Hill (Tour 82V)
› A guided tour of the park will introduce you to many of our
native animals ... wombats, koalas, Tasmanian Devils and more
› You'll even have the opportunity to hand feed kangaroos!

This tour departs from Melbourne Day Tour Centre, Federation Square East, corner Flinders & Russell Streets, Melbourne or your CBD hotel. In some instances, we may need to pick up from a nearby hotel if we cannot pick up directly from your accommodation due to restrictions beyond our control.

Operates:Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

Departs: 8.20am 

Returns: 5.30pm

This tour departs from Melbourne Day Tour Centre, Federation Square East, corner Flinders & Russell Streets, Melbourne or your CBD hotel. In some instances, we may need to pick up from a nearby hotel if we cannot pick up directly from your accommodation due to restrictions beyond our control.

Pick Up Points: Please select one of the following points at the time of booking the tour.

Melbourne Morning Tour Pick Ups

Adara East Melbourne 7.20

Adina Melbourne 7.30

Albert Heights Apartments 7.20

Aria Apartments Join at Crown Promenade

Atlantis 7.10

Batmans Hill Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Bayview Eden 7.10

Bayview on the Park 7.10

Causeway Inn Join at Novotel on Collins

Causeway 353 Join at Novotel on Collins

Citadines 7.35

Clarion Gateway 7.30

Cosmopolitan Hotel 7.00

Crest on Barkly 7.05

Crossley Hotel Join at Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Crown Metropol 7.20

Crowne Plaza Melbourne 7.10

Crown Promenade 7.30

Crown Towers 7.35

Discovery Melbourne 7.20

Doubletree by Hilton Join at Melbourne Day Tour Centre

Downtowner on Lygon 7.10

George Powlett 7.15 Join at Adara East Melbourne

Grand Chancellor 7.35

Grand Hyatt (Russell Street) Join at Melbourne Day Tour
Centre

Grand Hotel Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Great Southern Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Hilton South Wharf 7.05

Holiday Inn on Flinders 7.25

Hotel Como 7.00

Ibis on Little Bourke Street - Join at King Street
Backpackers

Ibis on Therry Street 7.15

Ibis Styles The Victoria Hotel Join at Novotel Collins

Intercontinental 7.20

Jasper Hotel Join at Ibis on Therry Street

Kingsgate Ibis Styles 7.15

King Street Backpackers 7.15

Langham Hotel Melbourne 7.25

Mantra on Jolimont Join at Pullman 7.10

Mantra on Little Bourke Join at Adina Melbourne

Mantra on Russell 7.35

Mantra on the Park 7.40

Marriott 7.40

Mercure Grand on Swanston Join at Mantra on Russell

Mercure Treasury Gardens 7.35

Mercure Welcome Join at Mantra on Russell

Novotel on Collins 7.15

Novotel St Kilda 7.00

Park Hyatt 7.25

Parkview 7.10

Pegasus Join at Radisson Flagstaff

Pensione Melbourne Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Princes Park Motor Inn 7.00

Pullman & Mercure Albert Park 7.10

Pullman on the Park 7.30

Punt Hill Manhattan Apartments Join at Sofitel (Collins
Street)

Quest East St Kilda 6.55

Quest on Lonsdale Join at Marriott

Quest on William Join at Adina Melbourne 7.30

Radisson Flagstaff 7.25

Rendezvous Melbourne 7.40

Richmond Hill 7.10

Rydges Melbourne 7.30

Rydges on Swanton 7.10

Sofitel (Collins Street) 7.35

Stamford Plaza 7.35

Travelodge Docklands - 7.00

Travelodge Southbank Join at Langham Hotel

Vibe Savoy - 7.10

Westin (Collins St Athenaeum Theatre) 7.20 - 12.55 2.25 4.05

Windsor 7.35

YHA Metro 7.05