SOVEREIGN HILL GOLD RUSH
|TOUR OPERATES||Monday, Tuesday, THursday, Saturday|
|TOUR DEPARTS||8:00 AM|
|TOUR RETURNS||Approximately 5:30 PM|
We only work with high quality, experienced and reliable tour operators. You will receive information about the operator of this tour in a confirmation email once you have completed your reservation.
Sovereign Hill Gold Rush takes you back into the past, as we learn about the era of the Victorian Goldrush at Sovereign Hill, on our Ballarat Tour. The Ballarat Tour begins with a luxurious and comfortable bus journey over Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge, prior to arriving in Ballarat. Sovereign Hill enables tourists to engage in a real-life goldfields experience, which dates back to the 1850s.
Ballarat is a historical part of Victoria’s proud history. The town of Ballarat is dominated by various tree species, which line the streets of prestigious goldrush era housing.
Sovereign Hill’s historic significance is an experience awaiting you! The township of Sovereign Hill takes us on a journey back in time to the 1850’s gold rush era. The houses, shops, hotels and blacksmiths within the area are all designed to replicate the gold rush era. The Ballarat Day Tour enables you to experience for yourself the living conditions in Sovereign Hill during the gold rush period.
The Eureka Stockade story is an event of significant importance in Australia’s history. Upon arrival to Sovereign Hill, you will learn of the event, highlighting the government taxes which were placed on those who were searching for gold at the time. An armed rebellion fought for change during this period, which resulted in the death of a total of 22 miners and five troopers. The event is known to have changed Australia with the introduction of a democratic society.
The Red Hill Mine Tour takes us on an exclusive journey down to the depths and darkness of mining. Mining enabled the discovery of a large proportion of gold during the goldrush era. The Red Hill Mine Tour introduces us to the famous “Welcome Nugget”.
Gold Panning was a technique of searching for gold during the 1850s. At the Gold Panning site, experts will demonstrate and provide you with tips and tricks in panning for gold, then you can have a go yourself!
Workshops are featured throughout the Ballarat Day Tour. You will embark on an opportunity to learn and develop new talents such as blacksmithing, candle making, gold pouring, and wheelwrighting, just to name a few!
Hotel pick-ups are available from the designated location listed below.
Please note: the times listed below are an approximate time of pick-up, the exact time will be shown on your confirmation email.
|Adara East Apartments||90 Albert Street, East Melbourne||7:05am|
|Adina Grand Apartments||189 Queen Street, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Atlantis Hotel||300 Spencer Street, Melbourne||7:15am|
|Bayside Eden||6 Queens Road, Melbourne||6:50am|
|Bayview On The Park||52 Queens Road, Melbourne||6:50am|
|Como Hotel||630 Chapel Street, Sth Yarra||6:50am|
|Crown Metropol||8 Whiteman Street, Southbank||7:20am|
|Crown Promenade||8 Whiteman Street, Southbank||7:15am|
|Crown Towers||8 Whiteman Street, Southbank (Atrium End)||7:20am|
|Crowne Plaza Hotel||1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Downtowner On Lygon||66 Lygon Street, Carlton||7:05am|
|Federation Square Office||Corner of Flinders Street & Russell Street||7:45am|
|Hotel Sophia||287 King Street, Melbourne||7:20am|
|Ibis Hotel Therry St||15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne||7:30am|
|Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel||131 King Street, Melbourne||6:00am|
|Ibis Swanston Street (Formerly Tune Hotel)||609 Swanston Street, Carlton||7:00am|
|Intercontinental Hotel The Rialto||495 Collins Street, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Kings Street Backpackers||197 King Street, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Langham Hotel||1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank||7:10am|
|Magnolia Court||101 Powlett Street, East Melbourne||7:05am|
|Mantra On Russell||222 Russell Street, Melbourne||7:40am|
|Mantra On The Park||333 Exhibition Street, Melbourne||7:20am|
|Marriott Hotel||Cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets||7:30am|
|Melbourne Short Stay Apartments||187 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006||7:10am|
|Mercure Grand On Swanston||195 Swanston Street, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Mercure Pullman Albert Park (Was Sebel Albert Park)||65 Queens Road, Melbourne||6:55am|
|Mercure Treasury Gardens (Formerly Mercure Spring St)||13 Spring Street, Melbourne||7:10am|
|Mercure Welcome Hotel||265-281 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Miami Hotel||13 Hawke Street, Nth Melbourne||7:10am|
|Novotel Collins||270 Collins Street, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Novotel St Kilda (Formerly Novotel Bayside)||16 The Esplanade, Street.Kilda||6:40am|
|Oaks On Market||60 Market Street, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Pan Pacific Melbourne (Formerly Hilton Southwharf)||2 Convention Centre Place, Southwarf||7:00am|
|Park Hyatt||1 Parliament Square, East Melbourne||7:25am|
|Pullman On The Park||192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne||7:05am|
|Radisson Flagstaff||380 William Street, Melbourne||7:15am|
|Rendezvous Hotel||328 Flinders Street, Melbourne||7:40am|
|Rydges Melbourne||186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne||7:30am|
|Seasons Botanical||348 St.Kilda Road, Melbourne||7:00am|
|Sofitel Hotel||25 Collins Street, Melbourne||7:15am|
|Stamford Plaza||111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne||7:20am|
|Travel Inn Carlton (Best Western)||225 Drummond Street Carlton||7:05am|
|Travelodge Docklands||66 Aurora Lane, Melbourne||7:05am|
|Vibe Savoy||630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne||7:10am|
|Windsor Hotel||103-115 Spring Street, Melbourne||7:20am|
|Yha Metro (Queensberry)||78 Howard st, Nth Melbourne||7:00am|