Sovereign Hill General Admission Tickets

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Highlights & inclusions

The Red Hill Mine Tour
Gold Panning
Musket Firing
Sweet Making
Candle Making
Wheel Writing
or 4 payments of $12.25 with more info

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Fri, Jul 19, 2024

What you can expect

Sovereign Hill is a living museum that presents the story of Ballarat during the gold rush era. Purchase your general admission tickets to Sovereign Hill online here to step back in time and wander the streets and laneways that represent an era gone by. Back in 1851 when Gold was first discovered here, a 'gold rush' was triggered and Ballarat suddenly grew from a tranquil pastoral town to a provincial city attracting dreamers searching for a piece of gold.

Sovereign Hill's Outdoor Museum covers 15 hectares of a former gold mining site bringing this historic time period to life through a living township. With over 18 scheduled activities taking place throughout the day, you can find yourself panning for real gold, witnessing musket firing, and seeing boiled lollies, wheels, and candles being made right in front of your eyes. Sovereign Hill is a great family friendly activity for all ages and no doubt you'll walk away with a better sense of Australian history and life in the 1800's.


What you need to know

  • This experience does not include entry to the Gold Museum
  • The Diggings Tour: Discover life on the early goldfields with a costumed interpreter.
  • The Red Hill Mine Tour: Explore the dark and perilous world of deep lead mining and see the famed "Welcome Nugget" discovered.
  • Gold panning: There's genuine gold to be found in The Diggings, and it's yours to keep! Make sure you stop by the Waterloo store and buy a gold bottle to safeguard your prized treasure.
  • Musket Firing: Our Troopers will tell you about law and order on the goldfields and show you how to load and shoot a musket.
  • Sweet Making: Learn how to make traditional boiling candy and try some at the end of the lesson.
  • Gold Pour: Pure gold is melted to 1,000 degrees Celsius and poured into a mould to form a pure Gold Ingot.
  •  Candle making: Be mesmerised by the alluring fragrances of our 19th century candle factory and watch our candle makers at work.
  • Bowling: Set up the skittles and try your hand at 9-pin bowling.
  • Wheelwrighting: Watch our skilled craftsmen create hubs, spokes, and carriage wheels using traditional 19th century methods.
  • General Admission tickets are not inclusive of the AURA Sound and Light show
  • General Admission tickets are not valid during Winter Wonderlights peak season
  • The Red Hill Mine Tour
  • Gold Panning
  • Musket Firing
  • Sweet Making
  • Candle Making
  • Wheel Writing
Operating Hours
  • 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday
  • During the Victorian school holidays, the attraction will be open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Sunday
Cancellation Policy
  • For any cancellations or change of date requests please contact Experience Oz.
  • In the event that you cannot attend on the booked date and advise us at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival, a change of date may be offered subject to the discretion of Sovereign Hill.
  • No- shows (failure to attend on the day without prior contact) will result in forfeiture of the booking.
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged for credit or cash, transferred into another name or sold to another party.
  • If the museum is unable to open due to conditions restricting our ability to operate, then a full refund will be processed.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control

Recent reviews

52 reviews

Best experience ever, enjoyed our day out at the Sovereign Hill

Best experience ever, enjoyed our day out at the Sovereign Hill, cheaper then buying at the gate, definitely worth the money and had a very enjoyable day out and would highly recommend to buy this online to anyone who is planning to visit to Sovereign Hill.

Warren Lish 3 months ago

Gold collected! Historical memory of Victoria history.

Exploring famous goldfields in Victoria's history, so many historical buildings and activities, staff wear old Victoria clothes and you can take old photos with your family, going down to the underground and learn several historical stories.Have fun pouring gold and candy making!

Yixuan Li 7 months ago

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