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A day at Sovereign Hill is a day filled with fun and adventure. Discover all the action and excitement of life as it was in 1850s Ballarat during the greatest alluvial gold rush the world has ever seen.

Sovereign Hill is a living museum with working exhibits brought to life by costumed characters and over 40 horses. Set on 25 acres of an original mining site, Sovereign Hill is a goldfields town with shops, hotels, a theatre, schools, factories, a gold diggings and underground mines to explore.

Sovereign Hill is an easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne and we have plenty of free parking on-site.

Daily Activities

Daily Activities

Discover a full day of activities, demonstrations and mine tours. Find out more

Mine Adventures

Mine Adventures

Are you up for an adventure? Then this is your chance to join one of Sovereign Hill’s amazing underground mine tours. Find out more

Trades, Crafts & Stores

Trades, Crafts & Stores

Watch rare 19th century trades and shop for unique gifts. Find out more

Visitor Map

Visitor Map

This guide map will help you plan an enjoyable and stimulating visit immersed in a wonderful chapter of Australia’s national story. Find out more

Wheelchair & Stroller Map

Wheelchair & Stroller Map

This guide map will help you plan an enjoyable and stimulating visit immersed in a wonderful chapter of Australia’s national story. Find out more

Where to Eat

Where to Eat

Choose from a wide range of take-away and licensed dining options. Find out more

Hidden Histories Digital Tour

Hidden Histories Digital Tour

This digital tour brings to life the history of Aboriginal people on the Ballarat goldfields from 1851-1871. Find out more

Accommodation

Accommodation

Stay in our motel-style accommodation, conveniently located on-site at Sovereign Hill. Find out more

Gold Seekers

Gold Seekers

Are you ready to venture into 1850s life on the goldfields at Sovereign Hill? Gold Seekers provides you access to stories, facts, images and film only available with the app! Find out more