Sovereign Hill horse and carriage


Re-live the Gold Rush of the 1850s and ’60s and learn about the significance of the Eureka Stockade. Try your hand at panning for gold and discover through re-enactments and artifacts the days when gold nuggets could be unearthed with a pen knife!

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3 days*
Sovereign Hill Historical ParkEureka Stockade CentreBallarat Wildlife Park
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Tour Duration

Your tour duration may vary depending on your departure location.  Talk to our team for travel times from your departing state.

If you have a set duration we can tailor a tour to meet your needs and time-frame.

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to Ballarat!
  • Arrive in Ballarat Join a city highlights tour including a visit to Lake Wendouree and the Botanical Gardens.
  • Eureka Stockade Centre Enjoy a guided visit to the Eureka Stockade Centre where through galleries and multimedia displays the Eureka story is brought to life.
  • Dinner
  • Sovereign Hill Historical Park Enjoy a performance of Blood on the Southern Cross, the sound and light show illustrating the Eureka Rebellion.
Day 2 Explore Sovereign Hill Historical Park
  • Breakfast
  • Sovereign Hill Historical Park Take a self-guided tour through the Voyage to Discovery Centre. Afterwards visit an underground mine and try your hand at gold panning.
  • Free time to explore the streets.
  • Dinner
Day 3 Continue exploring Ballarat
  • Breakfast
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park Australian animals at play!
  • Lunch
  • Begin the journey back to school
Central Deborah Mine Bendigo Victoria
Tour Extension: Bendigo

Interested in adding more to your tour?

Add a 1-day Bendigo extension to your tour itinerary!

Over the course of a day your students can:

  • Enjoy a fascinating tour underground at the Central Deborah Gold Mine.
  • Board the Talking Tram for a sightseeing experience through Bendigo.
  • Take a guided tour of the Bendigo Gallery.
  • Visit the Sacred Heart Cathedral.
  • Explore and learn at the Discovery Science and Technology Centre through many hands on exhibitions.

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