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Are you up for an adventure?

Then this is your chance to join one of Sovereign Hill’s amazing underground mine tours.

For a fully-guided tour, visit the Gold Mine and board the mine tram to journey deep below Sovereign Hill for a unique underground experience! There are three to choose from.

The new Secret Chamber is our latest innovation! State-of-the-art technology follows the adventures of two Chinese diggers as they search for gold in a strange and hostile land!
For Deaf and hearing impaired visitors, The Secret Chamber is available as an OpenAccess Tour using Auslan translation and captions. Simply download the app from the App Store or Google Playstore onto your smartphone before your visit, or when you arrive. Click here for more information

Trapped recounts the tragic story of the 1882 Creswick Mine disaster and the heroic attempts to save 27 miners trapped by an underground flood.

Journey through the Labyrinth of Gold takes you step by step through the dangers of working in one of the gold mines that made Ballarat rich and famous.

Fully-guided mine tours

$7.50 Adult, $4.00 Child (5-15), $20.00 Family (2 Adults & up to 4 Children).
Bookings are essential and must be made at the Mine once you’ve entered Sovereign Hill. We advise you to book early on the day of your visit as places are limited.

Self-guided mine tour

The Red Hill Mine Tour is a free, self-guided underground experience.

Red Hill Mine
Visit the Red Hill Mine on the diggings to discover the dark and dangerous world of deep lead mining and witness the discovery of the famous ‘Welcome’ Nugget. Weighing around 69 kilograms, it remains the second largest gold nugget ever found!

Please note that Red Hill Mine tours will be available on a limited basis from Monday, 6 February to Monday, 6 April 2017 while maintenance works are carried out. Please enquire at the Mine Tour Bookings Office on the day of your visit for further information (Map 35).
The Secret Chamber, Journey through the Labyrinth of Gold and Trapped guided mine tours will operate as usual.
We apologise for any inconvenience.