Sovereign Hill was named Australia’s Major Tourist Attraction for the third time at the recent Qantas Australia Tourism Awards 2016. The attraction also scored kudos at the 2015 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, taking out the award for RACV People’s Choice for Favourite Regional Attraction Experience and Victoria’s Major Tourist Attraction.
The wins are no surprise, as Sovereign Hill has something for everyone!
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.
There are loads of regular activities that make this a wonderful place for young and old, like gold panning, mine tours, bowling and much more, as well as special activities throughout the school holidays.
Sovereign Hill is open daily and concessions and family passes are available. There are activities galore so visit Sovereign Hill to get a piece of the fun!
While you’re in Ballarat, why not buy 4 ATTRACTION Ballarat Pass, which offers a 10% saving on entry to Sovereign Hill (2 days entry!), Kryal Castle and Ballarat Wildlife Park. This Ballarat Pass has the ADDED benefit of entry to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.
It’s an easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne and there is plenty of free parking on-site.