Welcome to Goldfields & Grampians

Further west, there’s a different type of history to experience at Grampians National Park, one of Victoria’s great natural wonders. Some 80% of Victoria’s Aboriginal rock-art sites are found here, and the majestic ranges are an adventurer’s paradise, lording it over the idyllic Wartook Valley and the towns of Halls Gap and Dunkeld.

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Goldfields & Grampians activities

$25.75 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Kryal Castle Adventure Park Admission Ticket

Visit: Kryal CastleWhen you arrive at Kryal Castle, "a land of medieval adventure," head inside with your pre-booked admission for an immersion into a fantasy world of wizards, dragons, and knights. Activities include jousting, arena and theater shows, torture and dungeon attractions, archery and swords, the Wizards Workshop, and the Ale House, where you can enjoy a drink (own expense).  Performances and activities are designed for the whole family, young and old.

$29.43 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Sovereign Hill General Entry Ticket

Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune. By day, Sovereign Hill is where Australia’s history comes to life! It’s just like stepping back in time - from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where costumed ladies and gents parade their new-found wealth, to the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for real gold and it’s yours to keep! At Sovereign Hill, you can see a spectacular $160,000 gold pour, venture underground on a fully-guided gold mine tour or catch a horse-drawn coach and tour the town. Go shopping 1850s-style and visit hotels, schools and a theater with goldfields entertainers. See steam-driven machinery in action and chat with our wheelwrights, candlemakers and confectioners as they ply their trades. On our streets and in our theatre, you will be entertained by costumed goldfields characters who are happy to pose for a great photo.

$650 Day Trips & Excursions

Sovereign Hill Goldfields and Museum, Ballarat, Victoria

Sovereign Hill is where you are go back to the times of Gold rush days, immerses in day to day gold fossicking activities where historically attired people goes about their daily activities, plus actually panning for real GOLD at Red Hill Gully Diggings that it’s yours for keep! - Real life spectacular $160,000 gold pour- venture underground on a fully-guided gold mine tour - Back in time horse-drawn coach and tour of the Sovereign Hill township- Shopping 1850s-style from old style merchandise shops- old styles hotels, - kids can enrol in old style schools classes complete with custom attire- entertain in  a theatre with goldfields entertainers- see steam-driven machinery in action- interact with real life tradespersons call wheelwrights, candlemakers and confectioners.- be entertain by performers in period attire on the streets and get great selfies.

$117.71 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Wine, Cider and Local Produce Tour departing Ballarat

Enjoy pick up from your central Ballarat accommodation between 8.45am - 9.30am in a small, comfortable mini bus. From here we start the day off in style by sampling the extensive range at St Annes Vineyard, for a tasting and check out this beautiful building. Then time for some refreshment at the Blackwood Merchant as we travel through the bush of Wombat State Forest where a tea or coffee is included. We pass Trentham Falls, stopping in for pictures (weather permitting!) on the way to another award winning winery for tastings of the cool climate wines.  A scenic drive takes us to Daylesford Cider Company for a delicious and wholesome lunch, their seasonal menu provides fresh and locally produced choices for everyone, with dietary requirements being gladly catered for - please advise any diet req. at time of booking! Once we have tasted their fabulous cider and admired the beautiful grounds we then head north of Daylesford for some mouthwatering and FairTrade chocolate treats.  After passing through the mineral springs region, with a stop to try the 'special waters' if you are feeling adventurous, we finish up at Captain's Creek Organic wines for a tasting and to hear about the organic wine making process inside the rustic cellar door. Plenty of local art and produce around to take in, or cosy up by the fire place in winter time! Drop off back to your accommodation in Ballarat or we can chauffeur you to your choice of restaurant in the city if you wish to keep the good times flowing. Cool box is provided on the bus for your goodies with your friendly guide providing commentary and tunes along the way, we assure you this will be a day out to remember! 

$13.24 Tours & Sightseeing

Bendigo Vintage Talking Tram Tour

Catch a beautifully refurbished Vintage Talking Tram from Tram Stop 1 at Central Deborah Gold Mine. Trams run half hourly throughout the day starting at 10am. We recommend downloading the timetable from our website. The tram tour is a one hour round trip for those who have limited time, however your ticket is valid throughout the day, so you can hop on and off as often as you like. Free parking is available at all the tram stops except the City Centre stop (Tram Stop 2). The tour, which includes an onboard commentary, takes you through the centre of Bendigo past key landmarks, including: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Alexandra Fountain, Rosalind Park, the Shamrock Hotel, the Old Post Office and Law Courts; the Conservatory gardens, Chinese precinct and Lake Weeroona.  The tour is also within walking distance of numerous scenic parks and tourist attractions, including: Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Art Gallery, Golden Dragon Museum, Discovery Science and Technology Centre; Bendigo Tramways Depot and Workshop; Bendigo Woollen Mills, the Bendigo Joss House Temple and Peppergreen Farm. There are great dining options within walking distance of all the Tram Stops. Our friendly tram drivers and conductors are there to help with any questions you have about the city and will gladly assist you with some "insider" tips on what else there is to do during your Bendigo break.

$23.54 Cultural & Theme Tours

Central Deborah Gold Mine Experience Tour

75 minute walking tour with an expert tour guide. Kit-up in a hard hat and miner's lamp. Descend 61 metres underground via an industrial lift. Explore an authentic gold mine that operated during the gold rush era. Uncover the unique geology of Bendigo and see gold in its original state. Experience pitch darkness, rock drill, bogger and explosive displays. Hear about the unique characters that worked on the Bendigo Goldfields. Try your hand at panning for gold. Be amazed by the Engine Room which contains the Winder that was installed in 1945 and is notable as the only complete working example in Australia, and is still used daily by our mine crew. Climb the poppet head for a birds-eye view of Bendigo.