8 Hour Private Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Tour from Melbourne

Private & Custom Tours in Melbourne

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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the excitement of Ballarat’s gold rush days at Sovereign Hill on this 8-hour private tour. Follow your guide through the former gold mining site, which now is an award winning outdoor museum that recreates in fascinating detail the hustle and bustle of life in the 1850s. Have a stress free day as hotel pick up and lunch are included.
Experience the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for REAL gold and see a spectacular $100,000 gold pour, venture underground on a fully-guided gold mine tour or catch a horse-drawn coach and tour the township.Guests can also visit working shops, hotels, schools, a theater, crafts, a wheelwright, a candle maker, a confectioner and steam-driven machinery.Enjoy lunch at the New York Bakery; which was recreated based on advice from Alfred Reid, the son of John Reid, the founder of the original bakery that stood in Ballarat over a century ago.Be entertained by characters dressed in traditional goldfields costumes that are more than happy to pose for a photo – a great memory of your journey back in time!Away from Sovereign Hill spend time with the animals at the Ballarat Wildlife Park or visit the Museum of Australian Democracy Eureka (M.A.D.E).Highlights: • Gold museum • Guided mine tour • Lunch at Sovereign Hill ‘New York Bakery’ • Enjoy an authentic ‘Gold Pour’ • Take the time to pan for gold • A visit to the Ballarat Wildlife Park • The historic gold mining city of Ballarat

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch - 2-course lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included