Today you’ll step back in time to the era of the Victorian gold rush. First you’ll head out over the West Gate Bridge, en route to the beautiful town of Ballarat. Sit back and relax with entertainment introducing you to Sovereign Hill, a wonderful outdoor museum exhibiting in ‘real life’ the story of Australia’s gold rush history.
Tue, Thu & Sat 8.20am from Federation Square, Melbourne, cnr of Flinders & Russell Streets (earlier from your hotel)
• Step back in time to the era of the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s • As you arrive in Ballarat you’ll come to understand the historical significance of this town • In its centre the lush tree-lined streets are filled with grand homes of the Victorian era, many the result of prosperity from the gold fields of the 1850s • Experience the amazing story of the Eureka Stockade • Try your hand at panning for gold! • You’ll be entertained by performances illustrating the exciting and colourful life on the gold fields • Visit some operational workshops and witness demonstrations of blacksmithing, wheelwrighting, gold pouring, candle making and many more • Add on the Ballarat Wildlife Park and get up close to Australia’s amazing and unique wildlife (See Optional Add-on)
Visit the Ballarat Wildlife Park, where you’ll see a unique selection of wildlife in their natural habitats. You’ll see saltwater and freshwater crocodiles, Tasmanian Devils, kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and so many more. You can wander through the park taking in the many exhibits, join guided tours and participate in interactive shows. Feeding times can be a lot of fun – particularly with the crocs!
Prices above may vary according to your departure date.