Ballarat & Sovereign Hill

Ballarat is one of the oldest cities in Australia. the discovery of gold in the local vicinity had attracted miners all around the world looking for a fortune.

Nowadays it is the third largest city in Victoria. Ballarat has preserved many of the 19th-century architectures. Sovereign Hill Gold Mine, built in 1970, is a large-scale open-air museum, from retro-decorated stores to the medieval attires staff are dressed in, Sovereign Hill brings you back in time to the Gold Rush era. In addition, Ballarat has plenty of interesting places, visit graceful Lake Wendouree or let kids enjoy outdoors activities at the playground. Ballarat will put on an unforgettable historic show for you.

  • Lake Wendouree / Botanical Garden
  • Ballarat old city centre
  • Art Gallery of Ballarat
  • Sovereign Hill + Gold Museum
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park (Optional)

Start time

9:00am

Finish time

6:30pm

Start time

9:00am

Finish time

6:30pm

Hotel Transfer

On the day of your tour, we would pick up from your hotel. On the way back, we can drop you either to your hotel or your chosen restaurant

Inclusions

Transport

Friendly Guide

Bottled Water

Heaps of Fun

Hotel Transfers

Heaps of Fun

Child Safety Child (if required)

Toll Fees

AUD $649

for 8 seater Mercedes

AUD $869

for 12 seater Mercedes

Your Tour Timeline

Additional Tour Options

Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial honours and commemorates all the Australian soldiers captured in World War I, World War II, Boer War and Korean War. Established in 2004, the memorial is located on the south side of Ballarat Botanical Gardens, the 130-meter-long marble monument records the names of the 35,000 Australian POWs in the past battles and has significant historic importance for the nation.

Ballarat Tramway Museum is situated on the west bank of Lake Wendouree. The museum is a non-for-profit organisation that predominantly relies volunteers from all walks of life to maintain and operate these old trams. At its peak, Ballarat tramway network had 7 principal routes spanning more than 20 kilometres of track, the largest such network outside of any major capital city in Australia. Despite most of the networks were later replaced by buses in 1971, It still kept one tram track next to Lake Wendouree for visitors and tourists. The tram depot is open for public daily after 12 PM.

This family-run wildlife park was originally built in 1985 stemming from the owner’s passion for animal protection. The ​​32 acres wildlife park is home to a wide range of animals, mostly native to Australia, it includes Australian wild birds, koalas, alpacas, wombats, crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, emus, reptiles and etc. There are more than 100 kangaroos roaming around in the park, you can feed and gently pat them, the park also has plenty of opportunities for you to interact with native Australian animals! In addition, there are exciting daily animal shows at different times, e.g. catch a glimpse of a giant 5-meter Australian crocodile. It is a perfect fun place for families and animal lovers in Ballarat.

Ballarat Wildlife Park Admission Ticket:

Adult: $35 AUD / (5-15 years old)

Child: AUD $19.50

With your Sovereign Hill admission ticket, you will get a free entry into the Gold Museum located adjacent to Sovereign Hill, here you will learn about the history of the 1850s Gold Rush and the enormous wealth created in the local vicinity.

Ballarat Farmers Market, open from 9 am to 1 pm on every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, the market is set up next to Lake Wendouree with a very relaxing atomosphere and scenic surrounds, it is popular with locals and visitors, you can find organic vegetables and fruits, uniquely brewed local wine, olive oil, freshly baked bread and cakes, abloom flowers and many more quality local produces here. Seasonal shops often pop up throughout the year, accompanied by melodious tunes from local street artists, it is a fantastic place to spend a weekend morning.

The other Saturday market, Bridge Mall Fresh Produce Market, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on every 1st Saturday of each month, similar to the Farmers Market, the Bridge Mall market is located in Ballarat CBD, it offers a mixture of fresh local produce, prepared food and fun family activities.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka showcases visitors the establishment of democracy in Australia and around the world. The construction of the democracy museum took two years, The museum rests on the site where the historical event Eureka Rebellion took place, the event was considered to be the birth of Australian democracy and bears significant historical importance in shaping Australia’s democracy over the past.

Built in 1972, Kryal Castle is the only medieval adventure park and resort in Australia, this medieval castle replica features a drawbridge, maze, armoury and more. It also offers daily live-action shows to visitors, e.g. knight jousting, jetster, juggler and fire eating. In addition, the castle-themed hotel rooms allow guests more time to thoroughly explore this mysterious medieval fortress.

Kryal Castle Admission Ticket:

Adult: AUD $35 / (4-16 years old)

Child: AUD $22

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Our guides have all been here for a LOOOOOONG time, we use our expertise to create your hassle-free travel experience. Multi-language available (English, Mandarin & Cantonese)

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We want your family to travel in comfort and style, Mercedes Benz vehicle transfers. Free hotel & airport transfers on tour days. Ticket pre-booking to secure your spot in advance.

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We understand that travel with a big family can be difficult sometimes, hence we have no overtime surcharge, provide bottled water, child safety chairs and more. we just want you to have an awesome trip!

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