Step back in time into the gold rush era where it showcases the re-creation of events of the past. Ballarat’s best, family friendly attraction is in Sovereignhills, Northwest of Melbourne. This several time winner of Melbourne’s best attraction is a living open air interactive museum to ensure that you enjoy every moment.
Get lost in a world of Sovereignhills brought to life with costumed characters mounted on over 40 horses that trot by you.
Explore this thriving town of 1850’s filled with its own shops (where you can physically buy goods), hotels with traditional dining experience, fully licensed bar, bakery, live music, musket firing, candy making, candle making & dipping, metal spinning, 19th century bowling, post office, theater shows and schools. It doesn’t stop there. There are also Studio-photo taken with your chosen costume, horse ride in a carriage around the museum, factories where you can participate in the manufacturing process, observing a blacksmith smelting gold, women churning butter, the Apothecaries, library and much much more.
Sovereignhills even has the 1930 armour from World War II.
Sovereignhills’ most famous multi-million dollar sound and light show run every night where the ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’, 1854 story of Eureka Uprising emerges into reality.
Some of the real highlights of your experience could be the underground Redhill mine, where you venture underground to see the period machinery, mining conditions and to gaze at the 69kg of the welcome gold nugget.
In the one of a kind Sovereignhills, Redhill mine you can take a peek at the dangers and the processes used by the miners to extract the gold from underground gold fields.
This re-created town is famous because of the real time activities ranging from the vintage bowling alley to horse-riding. While in town you might very frequently catch actors performing typical gold rush events like police officers chasing after an unlicensed gold digger.
Find out about the thousands of foreign gold diggers looking for the luck in Ballarat like the Chinese. There is a Chinese village with tents for different members of the community such as the scribe or the veggie seller. In the Chinese temple, there are shows which led you to take a look at the history of Chinese culture in the gold era.
Wander through the nooks and crannies of old style homes preserved to its original conditions with farm animals in their pens. Join in one of the numerous activities where you go to school and learn how to write calligraphy with the quill.
Experience once in a lifetime opportunity to pan real gold, and once you get it, it is yours to keep.
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