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Sovereign Hill Gold Rush Day Tour with Lunch - Adult

Melbourne, VIC - Show on map
For 1 person
$199 each
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  • Experience life as it was in the Gold Rush days
  • Try your luck at panning for real gold
  • Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the famous New York Bakery

Travel back to the 1850s when people from around the world would flock to Ballarat to seek a fortune in gold. Spend the day experiencing what life was like back in the gold rush days. Visit the impressive Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill and try your luck at panning for real gold!

What's Included?

  • Entrance fees to Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum
  • Red Hill Mine Tour
  • Free Wifi on the coach
  • Lunch with drinks at New York Bakery

Wandering around Sovereign Hill really does take you back in time and is exemplary as an outdoor museum that reflects Ballarat's history with gold discovery in the 1850s. Take a town tour of Ballarat en-route to Sovereign Hill where you will spend the majority of your time seeing and experiencing the gold rush era. The original shops are a real treat such as the blacksmiths and a favourite for many is the lolly shop where you can purchase homemade boiled lollies. Enjoy the rustic and western atmosphere of your lunch venue at the New York Bakery in Main Street.

Sights Include:

  • Bacchus Marsh - a landscape of orchards
  • Ballarat - enjoy a complete town tour of this gracious city with its exquisite gardens and noble statues
  • Sovereign Hill - an authentic recreation of an 1850’s gold mining town
  • Gold panning in Red Gully Creek
  • Visit the Gold Museum
  • Watch the Giant Crushing Battery

Sample Lunch Menu

  • Shaoxing Rice Wine Chicken with coriander and cabbage salad
  • Battered John Dory with chips and chipotle mayonnaise
  • Lamb Stew Pie with creamy mashed potato, roast vegies and gravy
  • Pulled Pork in a brioche bun with spicy sauce, caper relish and chips

Tea, coffee, juice or soft drink is also included

Session Length

  • This tour is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • It departs 8:20am and returning: 5:30pm
  • There is 5 hours spent in Sovereign Hill


    Vegetarian option available for lunch. Please advise at time of booking.




    Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


    • Over 24 hours prior to the experience date: No charge
    • No-shows or cancellations within 24 hours: 100% cancellation fee (no refund)

    Numbers on the Day

    The there is maximum of 48 people.

    Dress Code

    Sturdy shoes are recommended.

    This experience is located at Sovereign Hill Ballarat, departing Melbourne CBD.