Sovereign Hill Gold Rush 1 Day Tour

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    Sovereign Hill
  • Goldpanning at Souvreign Hill - Tourism Victoria.jpg
    See how people worked in the 1850s
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    Be amazed by the characters in the street theatre
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    See Australias history come to life
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    Try panning for gold
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    If you are lucky you might find some gold of your own to take home
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    Try the old fashioned modes of transport


Go on a nostalgic journey and experience the magic of Victoria’s gold rush era at Australia’s foremost outdoor interactive museum, Sovereign Hill.

Sovereign Hill is where Australia’s history comes to life! The open air museum recreates Ballart`s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851. To understand and truly appreciate the colonial history of Melbourne, Victoria and Australia a visit here is an absolute must! Experience exciting street theatre, enjoy live goldfields music and get into the spirit by panning for gold yourself. You never know you might strike it lucky! 

Laugh, cry and cheer as you hear the amazing story of Mr Smith, your personal guide. He will take you on his 'rages of riches' story back in time, from the squalid, seedy streets of London to becoming one of the goldfields most successful gentlemen. Venture deep underground on a guide mine tour and imagine what it must have been like working deep beneath the earths' surface day in and day out. At the completion of your guided tour relax with a refreshing beer or wine at the United State Hotel. 

End the day with a stop in Daylesford to pop into one of their renowned art galleries or grab a coffee at one of the cafes. Visit Victoria`s highest single-drop waterfall formed some five million years ago Trentham Falls before making the trip back to Melbourne. (Seasonal) 

IMPORTANT: Lunch is not included on this tour. You can pack your own or you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at the Sovereign Hill bakery or café where you will have the choice of pies, rolls and salads. 


  • Sovereign Hill entry and mine tour
  • Guided tour of Sovereign Hill with Mr Smith
  • Raspberry drops
  • Souvenir gift
  • Drink of beer or wine at the famous United States Hotel

Tours depart

Melbourne 8:15am Mon/Wed/Fri 6pm


From 19/01/2017 until 31/03/2018
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Child 0 $119
Adult 0 $149

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