It's just like stepping back in time to goldrush Ballarat during
the 1850s - from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where
costumed ladies and gents parade their new-found wealth, to the
excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where visitors pan for
real gold and it's 'finders keepers'!
Visitors can see a $150,000 gold pour, ride in a horse-drawn
carriage and watch street performers, including the Redcoat
Soldiers who march and drill before firing their muskets. Along
Main Street, there are shops selling 1850s-style goods, hotels and
schools to visit, and a theatre with goldfields entertainment. For
the adventurous, there are underground mine tours with an inclined
tramway ride. And those with a special interest in 19th century
trades can chat with our skilled craftsmen at work in the
blacksmith's forge, the candle works, the wheelwright's plant, the
coachbuilder's and the confectionery factory Sovereign Hill entry
also includes entry to the Gold Museum which displays a beautiful
exhibition of gold and Ballarat history.
By night, Sovereign Hill presents its spectacular, multi-million
dollar sound-and-light show, 'Blood on the Southern Cross' - the legendary
story of the 1854 Eureka Uprising, a great Australian drama. A
two-course meal with drinks is also available on-site at Sovereign
Hill prior to the show.
Excellent accommodation is available on-site at the recently
refurbished Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill. With King Coil beds, free
Wi-Fi and a guest bar and lounge, Comfort Inn is a popular choice
for travellers. Accommodation options range from superbly-appointed
Governor's rooms, ideal for couples, to elegant Sovereign rooms for
families and the corporate traveller, and large, affordable
Colonial units for families.