Ballarat and Sovereign Hill

Ballarat and Sovereign Hill

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Ballarat: A Tour Into Victoria’s Goldrush History

History abounds in Ballarat, and there are a multitude of things to see and do, which is why it’s a great idea to explore the Goldfields region with a tour company that understands your needs. At Melbourne Private Tours, we aim to tailor the experience to suit you, enabling you to collect precious memories which you can treasure for many years to come.

Discover Sovereign Hill, a Victorian Attraction Unlike Any Other

Catering for individuals, families and larger groups, our Ballarat tours offer an ideal way to see the sights of this fascinating part of Australia. You will travel in a luxurious, air-conditioned vehicle, hosted by an expert local tour guide to take care of your every need and who will be happy to answer all your questions. The main attraction of the tour is Sovereign Hill, however, there are numerous other attractions in the area such as heritage architecture, wineries, Australian wildlife, and a rich history surrounding the area. Our aim at Melbourne Private Tours is not to provide a simple ‘tourist experience’, but to connect you with an authentic experience of your chosen destination, in this case Ballarat and the historic Goldfields.


Ballarat was put on the map by the Gold Rush that consumed Victoria in the 1850s, and on our Ballarat and Sovereign Hill tours you will have the chance to experience what life was like during this exciting time in 1850s Australia. The trip centres on one of the most famous places to visit in Ballarat; the award-winning Sovereign Hill outdoor museum, which is located on the site of a former gold mine. The museum offers a highly authentic insight into life during the Gold Rush, giving you the chance to pan for gold, take a trip down a gold mine, or explore the streets in a horse-drawn carriage.

As well as taking in the region’s vibrant past, it is also essential to explore its bustling present. Ballarat is one of the largest cities in Australia, and is a hive of arts and cultural activity. It also boasts plenty of attractive Victorian architecture, with a particular highlight being the Ballarat Botanical Gardens on the shores of Lake Wendouree.

The area around Ballarat is known for its beautiful scenery, with bushlands and wetlands providing homes for many species of native wildlife and flora. You can also explore the extinct volcano Mount Buninyong and its surrounding nature reserve, which is the natural habitat for much of the area’s large koala population. The volcano itself features an observation tower at its summit, 745 metres high.

No visit to Ballarat would be complete without a visit to Ballarat Wildlife Park. This award-winning conservation park is home to a huge variety of native and non-native species including kangaroos, koalas, wombats and crocodiles. Recent additions include meerkats and even a Sumatran tiger, and of course the Little Penguins are a perennial attraction here. What’s more, visitors have the chance to experience one-on-one close-up encounters with a number of the animals.


If you would like to book a Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Tour, or find out more about what the area has to offer, please contact us. Our specialist team are always happy to answer your questions and discuss what you want from your visit to Ballarat, so we can provide you with the most comfortable, informative and enjoyable experience possible.

Booking a tour is quick, straightforward and completely secure, and we will always do our very best to accommodate your needs. We are looking forward to hearing from you, and we hope to welcome you on tour to Ballarat in the near future.

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Ballarat And Sovereign Hill Tours

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