Follow in the footsteps of the thousands of adventurers who rushed to Ballarat after gold was first discovered there in 1851.
On day one, make your way to Sovereign Hill, check into your accommodation then step back in time to experience gold fever. Visitors can pan for real gold, watch a spectacular gold ingot pour or tour the town by horse-drawn coach.
Be sure to have booked your 24 Hours at Sovereign Hill experience well ahead to ensure you make the most of your time at the museum. From the incredible range of tours to meeting some of Sovereign Hill’s most intriguing characters. During your overnight stay it’s only a short drive to one of Ballarat’s restaurants, hotels and cafes.
The next day explore the architecturally spectacular city of Ballarat. Its Victorian buildings are evidence of the wealth that was generated by the discovery of gold in the 1850’s.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat – Australia’s largest regional art gallery, a walk around Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, taking in the statues and sculptures within it, are unmissable Ballarat experiences.
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