In celebration of Victoria's history, Sovereign Hill and InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto are now offering guests the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in a Victorian gold rush era experience with the launch of the new Gold Rush Package. Located on Collins Street, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto was built during the gold rush era and welcomes visitors to enjoy luxurious overnight accommodation, followed by a day trip to Sovereign Hill; a living museum which brings to life Australia's first golden decade following the discovery of gold in 1851. Sovereign Hill offers an unforgettable, fun-filled day for the whole family to enjoy!
Following an overnight stay at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, a chauffeur sporting an 1850's style outfit will transport guests to Ballarat with a picnic basket of damper, jam and cream and beverages for guests to enjoy on the journey. Guests will be welcomed to Sovereign Hill and experience an exclusive guided tour of the museum before they are invited to step back in time, don period costume and truly immerse themselves in the historic experience. A delicious goldfields inspired lunch will be provided by Sovereign Hill's New York Bakery. For lasting memories of the day, the party will take home an 1850's style photograph of themselves in costume, wanted posters for the children, a glittering gold sample and a delicious Sovereign Hill hamper, which includes their famous raspberry drops.
The InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto connects heritage and style in the heart of Melbourne and is one of the city's leading world-class hotels. It was built during the gold rush era when Melbourne's wealth flourished due to the success of the nearby gold mines. Completed in 1891 the hotel stands as a true testament to Melbourne's historical past and is a fitting accommodation choice before a visit to Sovereign Hill.
Gold Rush Packages include:
Overnight accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children in a Turret Suite and adjoining Queen room at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
Access to Club InterContinental for the family, including a continental breakfast
Chauffeured return transfers from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill, Ballarat in a private vehicle
Morning tea picnic of damper, jam and cream and beverages
Family pass for Sovereign Hill (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Personal guided tour of the museum
Family 1850s style dress ups and photograph
Wanted posters for the children
Goldfields inspired lunch provided by Sovereign Hill's New York Bakery
A take home Sovereign Hill food hamper
A glittering gold sample
Cost: Gold Rush Packages start from $2063 for a family of four
To book a Gold Rush Package call InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto in house reservations on +61 3 8627 1667.
For more information about Sovereign Hill visit www.sovereignhill.com.au
For more information about InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto visit www.Intercontinental.com/melbourne
Guests who are interested in continuing the Victorian gold rush era experience can speak to the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto concierge to find out more details about walking tours of Melbourne's magnificent buildings including Melbourne's Golden Mile Heritage Trail. This guided walking tour showcases some of Melbourne's marvellous buildings including the Melbourne Town Hall, Block Arcade and Parliament House, and explains how the discovery of gold shaped the city.