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Sovereign Hill

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Sovereign Hill General Entry Ticket
from US$29.32*
Sovereign Hill General Entry Ticket
from US$29.32*
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At Sovereign Hill, the story of an important time and place in Australian History, and the people who lived it, lives on. An internationally acclaimed tourist attraction, Sovereign Hill prides itself on its close attention to detail found in every...more
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Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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Reviewed yesterday

The first thing that confronts the visitor is the entry fee. At least Ned Kelly wore a mask when he robbed you. I do not see the need to sell a ticket that includes a visit to the Gold Museum across the road, or for...More

Thank Leslie A Y
Reviewed yesterday

We spent 11 hours over 2 days and enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve done Disneyland, Epcot centre and many other world attractions and this is up there or beats them. I could go on but you need to go to their web site and...More

Thank GeoffD892
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a great day we spend as a family and fabulous day. Very much informative. Fits for kids. Recommend for anyone who is visiting Australia..

Thank ErangaW
Reviewed 3 days ago

Finding Sovereign Hill was a test of the patience of my wife and I when we visited it in early November 2018. The lack of clear signposting suggests that perhaps Ballarat is not especially proud of hosting this tourist attraction. Before finding Sovereign Hill, we...More

Thank bowenjk
Sovereign H, Manager at Sovereign Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi bowenjk, Thank-you for your review and for visiting Sovereign Hill recently. Please be assured that we take all complaints very seriously and with them work to ensure we are able to provide the best customer experience possible. In regards to pricing we truly appreciate...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent the whole two days there, because the ticket gave us the right to come back the next day. We visited almost all the attractions. The kids loved gold panning and ride the carriage! Good food too.

Thank Afonso R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our 4 y-old and from the moment we set foot in Sovereign Hill, he was unbelievably excited. Panning for gold, and ACTUALLY finding GOLD! The buggy ride, Mad Jack, old-time bowling, the policeman, the myriad of characters who make the whole day seem...More

Thank alyssiaburley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do yourself a favour and pay the extra for the mine tour. At $7.50 per person it was well worth it. A shame we didn't get to do all 3.

Thank JulieD3226
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not been to Sovereign Hill for many years and was delighted by the experience and the friendliness of all the staff who go out of their way to make the trip back in time something to remember. Definitely a "must do" to put on...More

Thank Garry and Anne ... D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from my 27th annual visit in the last 31 years. Began visiting with my children, now I'm bringing my grandchildren too. A magnificent journey back in history into a moment of time perfectly recreated to minute details; always a beatifull experience for all...More

Thank Resort51224367004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been some 17 years since we last visited Sovereign Hill and things have not changed - this “Living Museum” is as interesting and entertaining as ever and offers a wonderful day of sights, activities and street theatre. This venue is ideal for any...More

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Sandeep A
4 November 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Sandeep A, Thank-you for your question. Please see prices outlined below. - Mining tour - $7.50 Adult, $4.00 Child (5-15), $20.00 Family (2A & 4C) - Panning for gold - Free - Horse carriage ride - $5.50 Adult, $4.00... More
Gina L
3 September 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Gina L, Getting to Sovereign Hill from Melbourne has never been easier, with the Goldrush Special now delivering visitors directly to Sovereign Hill’s front door. As part of the Goldrush Special a courtesy return... More
16 July 2018|
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Response from Sovereign H | Property representative |
Hi Katie J, Thank-you for your question. There are a number of activities to do when visiting Sovereign Hill. For a full list please see a list of these on our website, under 'see and do'. This list will also have a... More