Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with Wildlife Park Option from Melbourne

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Step back in time and experience Australia's gold rush era. Discover the wonders of Ballarat, as well as Sovereign Hill, a replica of an old gold mining town, where you can tour underground mines, drive a stagecoach and pan for gold! An optional addition to your tour is a visit to Ballarat Zoological Park, where you can see Australian bush creatures up close and personal, and, if you dare, a feeding crocodile! Take this golden chance.


  • Done in English
  • Instant confirmation
  • Complete tour by bus/coach
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Professional, friendly and informative guide

Travel to Ballarat and visit Sovereign Hill, a perfectly recreated 1850s gold mining facility. Explore the shops and stroll down the main street to visit goldsmiths and craftsmen at work. Travel through the city and see Victorian architecture from a prosperous era. Cross the original route of the first horse-drawn carriages. Try your hand at gold panning, visit the museum, or hop aboard a stagecoach (own expense). Visit an underground gold mine or take a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride (own expense). Discover the turbulent history behind one of Australia's most famous events at the Eureka Stockade Center in Ballarat. Explore the historic sites and beautiful Victorian architecture of Ballarat, a thriving monument to the cities' golden era of prosperity. Visit the Gold Museum. Enjoy visiting unique period style stores with real life characters and historical re-enactments.

Upgrade your tour to include a visit to Ballarat Wildlife Park. Discover the unique creatures of the Australian bush. Share the passion of the Parker family who have been committed to the care of Australian wildlife for over four decades. Get as close as you dare to a crocodile at feeding time, see Tasmanian devils, wallabies, giant tortoises, emus and poisonous snakes. Also touch a koala full of fur, meet kangaroos and Patrick, the wombat.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
Tour departs from selected Melbourne hotels

Le Federation Square

Departure time :

  • 8.20 p.m

Hotel pickups begin before this time. Contact the local organizer to verify exact hotel pickup time.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return details:
Return to the starting point around 17:30 p.m.

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