Ever wondered what it's like to be a miner in a gold rush? Sovereign Hill recreates the experience for you. This open-air museum in Golden Point presents the area as it was after prospectors discovered gold there in 1851. As you stroll down Main Street, stop into the historically rendered metal workshops, schools, apothecary, bank, saloon, and post office and speak with historical interpreters dressed as townsfolk and prospectors from long ago. Tents and buildings invoking this past era surround the creek, where you can pan for real gold. See how to melt gold into bullion bars at the Gold Pour. You might even strike it rich, paying for your entire vacation! Put Sovereign Hill and other Ballarat attractions into our Ballarat trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Sovereign Hill reviews
Since being allowed out of restrictions we decided to do a road trip to sovereign hill with our 2 kids. We pre booked tickets our tickets as they had only a certain amount of people at a time due to..... more »
We rang on the day and booked in for an old time photography session. Staff were extremely helpful and explained the process fully. Bec and Grace were very accommodating. Grace explained why a... more »
Loved visiting Sovereign Hill again. It's a been a few years and it's still a great place to take the kids. Lots of things to do and see. The weather wasn't the best when we visited but we were still able to see lots of the attractions and exhibits. Kids loved the gold panning, horse rides and getting dressed up for an old colonial photo. (Photo around $80.00) but well worth the price.
Loved going to sovereign hill. Lots of things to see and do. Great gift shops and friendly service. Good value for money as well. People dressed up in old fashioned clothing was a nice touch too. Will definitely come back.
Plan your trip to Ballarat
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Ballarat
Side trips from Ballarat
Hidden gems in Ballarat
Parks in Ballarat
Shopping in Ballarat
Trips to Sovereign Hill by other users
8 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Melbourne Ballarat Torquay 1 day in Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Sovereign Hill Eureka Centre The Gold Museum 3 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Art Gallery of Ballarat Sovereign Hill Ballarat Wildlife Park 2 days in Ballarat BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Art Gallery of Ballarat Sovereign Hill The Gold Museum 31 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Australian Centre for the Moving Image Royal Botanic Gardens Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail 13 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA National Gallery of Victoria Eureka Skydeck Royal Botanic Gardens