Gold - 1850 - The world focussed on Ballarat as the cry 'Gold' echoed around the globe. People from all nations poured into Ballarat to seek a fortune, many found the real Australia and decided to make this great land their home. This tour includes a complimentary mine tramway ride! Join the “Journey through the Labyrinth of Gold” guided tour on an inclined tramway deep underground. Witness original working conditions & demonstrations of early mining equipment.
Today, you too can capture the excitement of these bawdy times as you visit the scene of revolt, rebellion and the emergence of democracy at Eureka and Sovereign Hill - Ballarat.
Travel the Western Highway - stagecoach route of the 1850's
Bacchus Marsh - a landscape of orchards
Ballarat - enjoy a complete town tour of this gracious city
Exquisite gardens and noble statues
Eureka Stockade - site of the 1854 Miner's Rebellion
Visit Sovereign Hill
Gold panning in Red Gully Creek
Take a guided tour of the underground mine
Blacksmiths and traditional craftsmen
Visit the Gold Museum & "Voyage of Discovery"
Visit the many original shops
Perhaps try some homemade boiled lollies!
Maybe a Devonshire Tea at the New York Bakery?
The Chinese Village - highlighting Chinese involvement in the goldfields
Why not ride a stagecoach!
Take in the atmosphere of Main St.
Watch the Giant Crushing Battery
Treat yourself to lunch at the United States Hotel
Included is admission to Sovereign Hill, Gold Museum and Red Hill Mine Tour.
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.