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.
That night, be sure to have booked your Night in the Museum dinner experience well ahead and be fitted out in your own 1850’s costume, in preparation for an exclusive after-dark dinner and lamplight tour experience with some of Sovereign Hill’s most intriguing characters. Or dine at one of Ballarat’s restaurants, hotels and cafes.
The next day animal lovers and families are invited to Wake up with the Animals and feed Sovereign Hill’s resident baby animals their breakfast. Continue the day in 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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