Sovereign Hill to reopen with reduced ticket prices
Ballarat tourist attraction Sovereign Hill will reopen on 31 October with new ticket prices and a range of hygiene and social distancing measures in place.
The living museum will open for four consecutive days over the Melbourne Cup weekend (Saturday 31 October – Tuesday 3 November) before shifting to weekend-only opening hours from Saturday 7 November.
To welcome visitors back, adult tickets will be $39, children $20 and a family of four, five or six $99.
Tickets must be pre-purchased online.
Much-loved activities such as the troopers and red coats, panning for gold in the diggings, and coach rides will all be available but with some changes.
Some experiences – such as mine tours and the gold pour demonstration – will not be available due to government restrictions.
Tickets will initially be limited to 1000 visitors per day, on-site payments will be conducted via contactless bank card, and sanitisation stations and social distancing signage will be located throughout the site.
“We are opening with new ticket pricing in place and have over 30,000 square metres of open-air space and strict capacity limits each day," Sovereign Hill Museums Association CEO Sara Quon said.
“We know that people want to reconnect with families, friends and loved ones and we are confident Sovereign Hill is a safe and wonderful place to do that.”