Day trip

From Melbourne: Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip

Activity provider: holidayxp

From Melbourne: Sovereign Hill Gold Mining Town Day Trip

Activity provider: holidayxp
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From US$ 99.08 per person

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Experience what life was like during the Great Gold Rush of the 1850s on a day tour to Sovereign Hill from Melbourne. Pan for gold, explore an underground gold mine, and watch gold bars being made.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Travel back in time as you wander the streets of a 19th-century gold rush town
  • Immerse yourself in Sovereign Hill daily life with exhibits and demonstrations
  • Get your adrenaline pumping with an optional cart ride through a gold mine
  • Pan for gold by the river and take home gold sand as a souvenir of your trip
  • Snap photos with the 19th-century actors to share with family and friends
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Immerse yourself in daily life during the 19th-century gold rush on a day trip to Sovereign Hill, a replica gold mining town. Wander through faithful model buildings and watch professional actors reenact scenes from the 1850s. Enjoy optional gold mine cart rides or horse carriage tours.

Meet your driver in Central Melbourne and begin the journey to Sovereign Hill with views of the Australian countryside on the way. The town is full of interactive exhibits and demonstrations to discover: gold panning demonstrations, underground gold mines, and gold bar-making demonstrations.

Wander through the town's true-to-life buildings for an insight into daily life. From grandmothers teaching grandchildren how to embroider to the local primary school and police station, the buildings are a great way to travel back in time to the excitement of the era.

Feel free to ask the traditionally dressed actors for photos. You can also enjoy optional activities at an additional cost. You could go for a horse-drawn carriage tour of the town or take an underground mine cart ride. There are also occasional dramatic reenactments throughout the day.

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Driver
  • Sovereign Hill entry ticket
  • Meals
  • Tour Guide
  • Optional carriage ride ($6 per adult, $4.50 per child)
  • Optional mine cart ride ($5)
  • Tips $5 per person

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Meeting point

Meeting time at 9:00am. you will receive a message the day before tour day at 7:00pm.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Motion sickness prevention

Know before you go

  • Meals are not included in the itinerary but stops can be made at dining areas. It is recommended to bring your own meals if you have special dietary requirements
  • Additional activities within the town are paid for on the day of the activity
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November 27, 2022

Product ID: 429244