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Sovereign Hill Entry Ticket

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Visit the Sovereign Hill to discover what life was like during one of the most significant periods in Australia's history - the 19th century gold rush.

Highlights

  • Relive the golden days of Ballarat with these tickets to Sovereign Hill.
  • Meander through the streets and explore recreated buildings, hotels, and workshops.
  • See blacksmiths, candle makers, confectioners, and coach-builders, and join them for some hands-on work.
  • Discover priceless collections of gold nuggets, artifacts, coins, and exhibitions displaying a city built on gold.
  • Fun Fact: You can watch a $160,000 gold pour, and pan for real gold that is yours to keep at the Red Hill Gully Diggings.

Inclusions

  • Sovereign Hill entry ticket

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Food & beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Souvenirs

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Sovereign Hill is a living museum that tells the story of Ballarat during the gold rush. Gold was discovered here in 1851, sparking the world's largest alluvial gold rush. Ballarat grew rapidly from a sleepy pastoral settlement to a fine provincial city built on the wealth derived from its gold.

Sovereign Hill's Outdoor Museum brings the gold rush to life through a living township, covering 15 hectares of a former gold mining site. With over 18 scheduled activities happening throughout the day, you can find yourself panning for real gold, witnessing musket firing, and seeing boiled lollies, wheels, and candles being made all before your eyes. The Outdoor Museum is a living museum with rare trades, working machinery, and other exhibits.

Ballarat Wildlife Park

Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Important Information

  • General Admission tickets are not valid during the annual Winter Wonderlights event.
  • Please note that tickets to AURA are not included in the ticket.
  • All roads and paths are gravel. There is some uneven ground.
  • Main Street at Sovereign Hill is a gentle slope; however, other areas of the site are quite steep. All roads are accessible by wheelchair, but some visitors could find the gravel surfaces difficult to manage.
  • Parts of Sovereign Hill have wide bluestone gutters between the timber boardwalks and gravel roads. Ramps for crossing the gutters are highlighted on the free Wheelchair & Stroller visitor map, which is available on entry.
  • The wheelchair rental is free but subject to availability, stroller rental is $10.
  • Due to operational requirements, restrictions on motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs apply.
  • Occupants of wheelchairs must be accompanied by a capable carer or companion.
  • Wheelchair and other accessibility requirements must be notified at the time of booking.
  • Wheelchairs and other mobility equipment will not be operated by The Sovereign Hill Museums Association staff.

Operating Hours

  • Tue to Sun - 10am to 5pm.
  • Closed on Christmas Day.

Note - Operating hours may vary at Sovereign Hill's discretion without notice.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly after the purchase
  • Please display the same along with a valid photo ID at the time of redemption

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your voucher at the Sovereign Hill Museum.
  • Address: Bradshaw St, Ballarat VIC 3350Australia.

Get Directions to the Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

  • By Car Located approximately 116km west of Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, takes about 1.5 hours; approximately 116km west of Melbourne Federation Square, takes about 1.5 hours.

  • Free Onsite parking is available.

  • Sovereign Hill is a comfortable 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway. Once in Ballarat, just follow the brown and white tourist signs to Sovereign Hill.

  • By Public Transport Please check the Public Transport Victoria timetables (https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/) for more details to plan your trip.

  • Bus: 22, Bradshaw St/Barkly St

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