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Winter at Sovereign Hill

Post date: August 4th, 2021

Winter Wonderlights may have ended in July, but we still have plenty to keep you warm through those chilly days. So rug up and see out the rest of winter with these Sovereign Hill highlights.

Gold Panning
Photo credit: Chris Fithall

Get hands-on

Put yourself in the heart of the goldfields action with our hands-on activities.

Test your bowling skills, pan for gold, make your own rainbow-coloured candle and get around Sovereign Hill on a coach ride just like they did back in the gold rush.

Who says history’s boring?


Indulge your sweet tooth
Photo credit: Chris Fithall

Indulge your sweet tooth

What’s a trip to Sovereign Hill without picking up a sweet treat or two … or more? See how our confectioners make our famous boiled sweets (you may even get a sample of their latest creation) and grab your own handmade Sovereign Hill lollies from our stores.


Meet our residents
Photo credit: Chris Fithall

Meet our residents

Chat with our township regulars, as well as a few newcomers who have plenty of stories to share.

Meet Polly O’Shea the sly grog seller, marvel at Mr and Mrs Smith’s brand new mining technology, see how our fire fighters fare against a blaze and check out what the butcher has to offer.


Join a tour
Photo credit: Chris Fithall

Join a tour

Discover life on the goldfields with our guided and self-guided walking tours. Find out how the Victorians dined on the goldfields and lived on the diggings, then venture underground into our mines to see how they worked.


Hot Tyring
Photo credit: Chris Fithall

Experience the finest crafts and rarest trades

We’re home to some of the most skilled craftspeople specialising in trades passed down from the gold rush era.

Meet our makers and see them in action as they do everything from candle-making, gold-pouring and confectionery, to blacksmithing, printing and wheel-making.


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