Gold Trail: Ballarat & Sovereign Hill

Step back in time to the Gold mining era and visit Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, the Gold Museum and Red Mine!

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Full Day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
8:20 am
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
FromAUD $135
ValueAUD $139SAVE AUD $4
Children: AUD $70
Not available

What's Included

  • Visit the historical gold-mining townships of Ballarat and Sovereign Hill
  • Admission to Sovereign Hill, Gold Museum
  • Red Mine tour
  • Luxury coach return transfers
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up
  • There is an opportunity to also visit the Ballarat Wildlife park with a guided tour (this is an added option and will be at travellers own expense)
  • Free WIFI on coach


Goldrush Era


Back in the 1850's Victoria experienced a gold rush and many towns sprang from the gold fields, including, Ballarat and Sovereign Hill.


Tour of charming Ballarat


Enjoy a complete town tour of Ballarat with highlights including Lake Wendouree, picturesque 19th century buildings, beautiful gardens, historical churches and the Eureka Stockade Centre, a state-of-the-art multi-media complex, which brings to life the 1854 miners uprising.


Explore Sovereign Hill
Sovereign Hill is situated on the site of the richest alluvial gold rush in the world! Here you can explore Red Hill Gully diggings, visit the Gold museum with its impressive collection of genuine Gold and the fully operating township. You can also talk to blacksmiths, ride a stagecoach, try some homemade sweets or Devonshire Teas at the New York Bakery, even take photos in period dress!
Visit Ballarat Wildlife Park
You also have the opportunity to visit the Ballarat Wildlife Park. The Ballarat Australian Wildlife Park is a high standard fauna reserve which encourages you to meet Australian native animals. A guided tour of the park will introduce you to wombats, koalas, Tasmanian Devils, goannas, lizards, emus, crocodiles and so much more! You'll also have the opportunity to hand feed kangaroos (this is an added option and will be at your own expense).
Departure Times
Tour Departs: 8.20am and returns around 5.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
This tour departs from Melbourne Day Tour Centre, Federation Square East, corner Flinders & Russell Streets, Melbourne or free hotel pick-ups available from your CBD hotel or our departure point at Federation Square. In some instances, we may need to pick up from a nearby hotel if we cannot pick up directly from your accommodation due to restrictions beyond our control.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Tours, itinerary and prices are subject to change without notice.
  • The supplier may need to apply a fuel levy when world oil prices exceed the allowance in the fare.

  • The Ballarat Wildlife Park is an added optional extra and is at the traveller's own expense. 

Please note that the bookings are processed manually and please chat to us before making the booking or you can book with us and your booking is confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations within 72 and 24 hours of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the cost

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FromAUD $135
ValueAUD $139SAVE AUD $4
Children: AUD $70
Not available
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