Sovereign Hill Gold Rush Day Trip

 

Step back in time to the era of the Victorian gold rush!

 
 

Trip Introduction

 

Take a step back in time at Sovereign Hill, Australia's most prominent living museum with working exhibits from the 1850s, brought to life by characters in costume! Learn the exciting history behind the gold rush, venture underground on a mine tour and pan for gold - you never know, you might strike lucky!
 

Trip Inclusions

  • Friendly and experienced tour guide

  • Informative commentary

  • Return air conditioned vehicle transfers from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill

  • Interactive visit to Sovereign Hill

  • Try gold-panning

  • Underground mine tour

  • Visit the attractive village of Daylesford

  • Raspberry drops and souvenir gift

  • Visit to Trentham Falls

  • National Park entry fees

Trip Itinerary


When we arrive at the open-air museum of Sovereign Hill, it feels like we've travelled back in time, to the 1850s to be precise. Gold was first discovered in Sovereign Hill in 1851, at the start of the Australian gold rush. The second-largest gold nugget in the world was found just around the corner in the RedHill mine in Ballarat. The goldfields town of Sovereign Hill has a truly original feel with traditional shops, hotels, a theatre, schools, factories, costumed characters and over 40 horses!

 

Expect to see street theatre, live music from the gold rush era and get excited panning for gold yourself! Your fun, personal guide will take you on a journey by sharing his 'rages of riches' story, giving you a great insight on the colonial history of Victoria. Then head deep underground on a guided mine tour and get an understanding on how dark and dangerous deep lead mining actually was!

 

We finish the mine tour with a couple of drinks at the famous United States Hotel, then we take you to Daylesford, a town in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range famous for its revitalising springs. Explore the charactaristic little town and check out its renowned art galleries. From Daylesford, it's short trip to the five million year old Trentham Falls, Victoria's highest single-drop waterfall!

Your day at Sovereign Hill will be truly unique and nothing you've ever seen or done before! Our Sovereign Hill tour departs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!

 

From A$149.00

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Optional Extras

Departure Days

Mon Wed Fri

Pick-up Points

St Pauls Cathedral @ 7.10am

570 Flinders St @ 7.15am

Base Hostel St Kilda @ 6.55am

YHA Melbourne Metro @ 7.10am

Nomads Industry @ 7.05am

Drop off Points

Melbourne CBD @ 8.00pm

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