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Sovereign Hill

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  • Underground sovereign hill
39 Bradshaw Street, Golden Point VIC 3350


  • Guided underground mine tours
  • Shops, theatres, restaurants
  • Demonstrations
  • Gold nugget collection
  • Parade and musket firing
  • Horse and coach tours
Visit Sovereign Hill's living museum and discover what life was like during Ballarat's 1850's gold rush!

Sovereign Hill is a goldfields town complete with shops, hotels, schools, factories, a theatre, a gold diggings and underground mines to explore. Working exhibits are brought to life by fully costumed characters and over forty horses.

There are several hotels and restaurants at Sovereign Hill which offer a traditional dining experience in unique Victorian settings. Cafe-style, contemporary and take-away foods also available. All venues are fully licensed.

Activities at Sovereign Hill include:
  • Guided underground mine tour
  • Diggings tour
  • Red Hill mine tour
  • Goldpanning for real gold
  • Blacksmith demonstration
  • Metal spinning demonstration - see goldpans spun on lathes
  • Wheelwrighting demonstration
  • Candlemaker demonstration
  • See 19th century candlemaking machines
  • Musket firing
  • Theatre events
  • Traditional lolly making
  • Gold pouring to create a $160,000 gold ingot
  • Tour the town and diggings by horse and coach
  • Watch redcoat soldiers parade and fire muskets
  • Steam powered machinery
  • Bowling
  • Old goldfields school
  • Impressive collection of gold nuggets
  • Learn about the Sovereign Hill horses
More information at


  • There are several places in the Goldfields where you can take guided tours of underground gold mines - Central Deborah in Bendigo, Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, and Carman's Tunnel in Maldon.


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