Sovereign Hills Entry Ticket | Headout
Browse by
Categories
Best Sellers
Help & FAQs
English / AUD
Download app

Sovereign Hills Entry Ticket

4.7
Instant Confirmation
Show tickets on your phone
Flexible Hours

A visit to Sovereign Hills will reveal what life was like during one of Victoria’s most significant periods in history.

Highlights

  • Relive the golden days of Ballarat with these tickets to Sovereign Hill
  • Meander through the streets and explore recreated buildings, goldmine tours, 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
  • Catch the after-dark theatrical experience - Aura showcasing the formation, discovery, and prosperity of gold
  • Choose to explore the Sovereign Quartz Mine on an English-guided tour
  • A convenient 90min journey from Melbourne allows for ease of access
+ Read more

Your Experience

The Aussie take on an open-air museum reminiscent of Westworld, Sovereign Hill represents life in the goldfields of Ballarat during its heyday in the 1850s. Explore the settlement on a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride. The buildings here are crafted with meticulous detail, keeping in mind the authentic historic architectural style. See blacksmiths strike the anvil, confectioners baking old school boiled sweets and witness the spectacular gold pour where $160,000 of gold is melted and turned into a three-kilogram bullion bar. Check out the Red Hill Mine and learn about the Welcome Nugget, the second-largest gold nugget ever found. Other daytime highlights at Sovereign Hill include the old-timey photography studio (dress up and get a sepia photograph with your friends) and underground mine tours. Nothing one reads or watches on film can equal the experience of actually exploring the labyrinth of tunnels in an underground mine. In addition to the exhibitions, many activities will be performed by staff and volunteers in nostalgic costumes, who will reproduce certain behaviors and prejudices that straight out of the 1850s!

+ Read more

Inclusions

  • Sovereign Hill entry ticket
  • Admission to the Gold Museum
  • Sovereign Quartz mine tour (optional)
+ Read more

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Meals
+ Read more

Know Before You Go

Timings

Daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. During daylight saving, Sovereign Hill will stay open until 5:30 PM

The Gold Museum is open from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM. During daylight savings, it is open until 6:00 PM

The museum is closed on Christmas Day

Discounted Tickets

Infants aged 4 and under enter free of charge. Children aged 5 - 15 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets

Ticket Information

In the next step of your booking, choose the desired variant to the ticket:

  • Entry Ticket
  • Entry Ticket + Mine Tour

Dress Code

Shufen Mountain shows the early appearance of Ballarat Gold Mine. The terrain here may be rugged and slippery. Use extreme caution when visiting the park. We recommend that you wear durable shoes, use walkways and steps where possible, and follow warning signs

AURA Real Sound and Light Show

Performance time: 1hr 30 min

Performance arrangements

  • Part I: The Origin of Gold-Universe (3D Indoor Theater + 3D Glasses-Free) Take the transportation in the outdoor museum from the museum's 3D indoor theater to the Shufenshan Museum Aboriginal Cultural Center (outdoor)
  • Part II: Song of Life in the Unknown Southern Continent-Indigenous Chapter (Outdoor Theater)
  • Part III: The Origin of Australian Civilized Nation-The Gold Rush (Indoor Panorama + Outdoor Reality Theatre)

Important Information

  • Vehicles of any kind including bicycles, motorcycles, and scooters (excluding wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, and disability scooters) are not allowed inside Sovereign Hill
  • This activity is not stroller-friendly
  • Free visitor car parking is available at the attraction
  • Smoking is not allowed in Shufen Mountain or the Gold Museum. Visitors can only smoke in the parking lot
  • In order to respect the viewing experience of others, the use of flash is not allowed in the mine, in the "Stained Southern Cross" performance or in the Red Mountain Photography Room - Photography for print use will require prior permission
  • For safety reasons, tourists are not allowed to use drones in Shufen Mountain, Gold Museum, Shufen Mountain accommodation, and the `` Blood Stained Southern Cross '' performance
  • Parents or caregivers who are worried that children may be lost in Shufen Mountain can ask for a free "Lost Child Bracelet" at the entrance or Shufenshan Post Office
  • To avoid being mistaken for staff and volunteers, we ask visitors not to wear nostalgic clothes unless they are participating in the Shufenshan event
+ Read more

Strict Cancellation Policy

The ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled

+ Read more

My Tickets

  • 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
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your voucher at the museum itself - Sovereign Hill
  • Address: Bradshaw St, Golden Point VIC 3350, Australia

Get Directions to the Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

  • Bus: 21, GEELONG - BENDIGO VIA BALLARAT
  • Train: ARARAT - MELBOURNE VIA BALLARAT, BALLARAT - MELBOURNE VIA MELTON

Validity

The ticket is valid for the date selected during the booking

+ Read more
Missing any information?
Yes
No
from
AU$56
AU$58.5
You save 4%
Select a date
Book Now
Best price guaranteed
Why Headout?
Trusted platform used by 100K+ people, each month
Get the lowest prices and last minute availability
Discover and connect with 10,000+ experiences
Browse verified reviews and professional photographs
Have a question? Live chat with our experts 24/7
We've served 5 million+ guests and we are here for you
5 million +Happy customers across 10,000+ experiences

4.4/5
5,000+ verified reviews with 90% excellent score

In the mediaFeatured and recommended by the best brands

24 x 7 help CenterHave a question? Live chat with local experts anywhere, anytime