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Sovereign Hill

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

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

Sovereign Hill is a remarkable 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! Guided underground mine tours, workshops, demonstrations, restaurants, stores, and night shows are some of the main attractions at Sovereign Hill.

What is Sovereign Hill famous for?           

The famous Welcome Nugget (second largest gold nugget in the world) was found at Ballarat's Red Hill Mine, which is recreated at Sovereign Hill. 

Sovereign Hill is renowned for its authentic hand made lollies, which can be purchased from the lolly shop at Sovereign Hill as well as the gift shop.

The underground mine tours at Sovereign Hill are absolutely unmissable, with a range of options available.

Is there still gold at Sovereign Hill?

Yes! Visitors can try their luck panning for gold in the creek at Sovereign Hill. You'll find real gold in the creek which runs through the diggings! Gold panning kits are available.
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Geological map of the Ballarat gold field which shows historical features in superb detail, including mine shafts/companies, reefs, leads, gullies/flats, and gold nugget discovery sites. High quality, durable A1 print in a satin finish. Large, 594 x 891 mm. Go to online shop.


  • 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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