Join this nostalgic journey and experience the magic of Victoria’s gold rush era on this unrivalled interactive day trip to Sovereign Hill, Australia's foremost outdoor museum.
What to Expect
Sovereign Hill magnificently recreates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851. To understand and truly appreciate the colonial history of Melbourne, Victoria, and Australia a visit here is an absolute must! Experience exciting street theater, enjoy live goldfields music, and get into the spirit by panning for gold yourself. You never know you might strike it lucky!
Hear the amazing story of Mr Smith, your personal guide. He will take you on his personal ’rags to riches’ story back in time, from the squalid, seedy streets of London to becoming one of the goldfield's most successful gentlemen. Venture deep underground on a fully guided mine tour, learn about the Creswick Mine disaster and imagine what it must have been like working deep beneath the earths’ surface day in and day out. Complete your unforgettable tour at the famous United States Hotel with a refreshing and well deserved Ale or two.
After a truly unique experience continue your journey of discovery and travel to Daylesford, deep in the heart of spa country, renowned for its revitalizing springs. Enjoy the quaint village atmosphere and main street bursting with character, browse some of the renowned art galleries and stop in for a coffee. From here it’s a short trip to Trentham Falls, Victoria’s highest single-drop waterfall formed some five million years ago. Relax and unwind as you soak in the atmosphere.
Return to Melbourne in the late afternoon.
- Friendly and informative driver/guide
- Entry and mine tour Sovereign Hill
- Guided tour at Sovereign Hill with Mr Smith
- Your own gold bottle with specks of gold
- Jar of raspberry drops
- Beer or wine at the famous United States Hotel