Visiting Sovereign Hill

10 am to 5 pm every day except Christmas Day

During daylight saving, Sovereign Hill is open until 5.30pm

P Unlimited free parking on-site.

Admission to our award-winning outdoor museum

ADULT CONC CHILD
5-15
FAMILY
2A+4C
SP* FAMILY
1A+3C
$57.00 $45.60 $25.60 $144.00 $103.00

*Single Parent Family

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Sovereign Hill is a not-for-profit, community-based cultural tourism organisation

Prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST.

Valid to 29 March 2018

Diggings Tour

Diggings Tour
Explore life on the early goldfields.
11.30 am and 2.00 pm

Mine Tour

Red Hill Mine Tour
Discover the dark, dangerous world of deep lead mining and witness the discovery of the famous Welcome Nugget.
Every 10 minutes during holiday periods. Check with guide during non-holiday periods.

Gold Panning

Gold Panning
Pan for real gold in the diggings creek!
10.30 am to 4.30 pm

Musket Firing

Musket Firing
Our trooper will tell you about law and order on the goldfields and then show you how to load and fire a musket.
11.30 am and 3.00 pm

Street Theatre

Street Theatre
A program of entertaining vignettes illustrating life on the goldfields.
See Victoria Theatre board for details.

Sweet Making

Sweet Making
Discover how our boiled lollies are made in the traditional way.
11.30 am, 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm

Gold Pour

Gold Pour
Pure gold is melted to 1,000ºc and poured into a $160,000 ingot.
11.00 am, 12.00 noon, 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm, 3.00 pm, 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm

Coach Rides

Coach Rides
Tour the town and diggings by horse and coach.
10.30 am to 3.30 pm

Redcoat Soldiers

Redcoat Soldiers
Watch our soldiers parade and fire their muskets.
1.30 pm

Gold Mine Tour

Gold Mine Tour
Three fully-guided underground adventures into the world of 19th century mining.
Various times throughout the day. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Steam Powered Machinery

Steam Powered Machinery
Massive boilers produce steam to drive heavy mining machinery.
10.30 am to 4.30 pm

Candlemaking

Candlemaking
Watch our 19th century-style candle factory in action.
11.30 am and 2.30 pm

Candle Dipping

Candle Dipping
See 19th century candlemaking machines at work and buy the kids a candle to dip.
10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Except during half hour demonstrations at 11.30 am and 2.30 pm

Metal Spinning

Metal Spinning
See goldpans and brassware spun on lathes.
10.30 am to 4.30 pm

Bowling

Bowling
Set up the skittles and try your hand at 9-pin bowling.
10.30 am to 4.30 pm

Back to School

Back to School
Try writing with a dip pen and ink in our goldfields school.
12.00 noon, 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm. 15 minutes. Weekends and holidays only.

Wheelwrighting

Wheelwrighting
Watch our skilled craftsmen assemble a coach wheel.
1.00 pm and 3.30 pm

Golden Treasures

Golden Treasures Tour
Discover the story of Ballarat and an impressive collection of gold nuggets.
4.30 pm. 20 minutes.

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New York Bakery

New York Bakery
Licensed restaurant. Traditional and contemporary dishes.

Sovereign Hill Cafe

Sovereign Hill Café
The licensed café serves hot, cold and take-away meals. Dine indoors or on the deck.

The Hope Bakery

Hope Bakery
Try our famous pies, pasties, cakes and other baked delights.

Universal Transit Office

Universal Transit Office
Serves hot and cold drinks and ice-cream.
Holidays and long weekends.

Charlie Napier Hotel

Charlie Napier Hotel
'Blood on the Southern Cross' evening meal served here.

United States Hotel

United States Hotel
Licensed restaurant. Traditional and contemporary dishes.

United States Hotel Bar

United States Hotel Bar
Enjoy a drink and light refreshments.

Sweet Shop

Sweet Shop
Choose from a wide range of hand-made boiled lollies.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop
Gifts, jewellery, books and souvenirs.

Apothercarie's Hall

Apothercaries' Hall
Herbal soaps, lotions, remedies and hair brushes.

Jeweller

Jeweller
Rings, necklaces, bracelets, jewellery stands and trinket boxes.

Grocer

Grocer
Sells chocolates, fudge, drinks, tea, coffee, spices and household wares.

Goldfields Store

Goldfields Store
Sells a range of hats, clothing, toys and household goods.

Printer

Printer
Personalised posters and public notices.

Blacksmith

Blacksmith
A range of iron horseshoes and decorative garden wares.

Drapery Store

Drapery Store
Hats and accessories for ladies and gentlemen, fine quality linen and baby wear.

Candle Works

Candle Works
Sells candles made in our factory, candle accessories, lanterns and soaps.

Tinsmith

Tinsmith
Sells baking trays, scone and biscuit cutters, candleholders and lanterns.

Photographic Rooms

Photographic Rooms
Dress up in Victorian costumes and pose for a unique souvenir photo.

Saddlery

Saddlery
Our saddler sells leather belts and hats.

Foundry

Foundries
Goldpans and brassware spun on steam-powered lathes.

By Car

Sovereign Hill is a comfortable 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway.

P Unlimited free parking on-site


By Train

As part of the Goldrush Special a courtesy return service coach meets the train at Ballarat station and brings visitors directly to Sovereign Hill. After four and a half hours in our award winning attraction, the coach returns to Sovereign Hill to take visitors back to the railway station for their journey home. It’s that easy.

To make the trip even more affordable, people who travel aboard the Goldrush Special and show their valid V/Line tickets on arrival at Sovereign Hill, receive a 10% discount off the entrance price (plus coach ride). (No other discounts apply).

Click here for journey times and ticket information.

Customers can purchase V/Line tickets from V/Line stations, premium metropolitan stations, V/Line agents, at vline.com.au or by calling V/Line on 136 196.

Please note: The Goldrush Special transfer is not available for groups of 20 or more people.

For primary school group travel visit www.vline.com.au/mytrain

For group travel visit www.vline.com.au/groups or contact V/Line on 1800 800 007 to discuss the special travel arrangements.

For overseas visitors contact +61 3 9662 2505.


By Bus

  • Gray Line Day tours: Ph 1300 85 86 87
  • Great Sights: Ph 1300 850 850
  • AAT Kings Tours: Ph 1300 228 546
  • APT: Ph 1300 336 932 or 03 8526 1300
  • Melbourne’s Best Tours: Ph 03 9397 4911 or 1300 130 550 from anywhere within Australia
  • Bunyip Tours: Ph 03 9650 9680
  • Phone

    Call us on 03 5337 1199

    Email

    Email us at enquiries@sovereignhill.com.au

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