Sovereign Hill's Summer Gold Rush

Sovereign Hill's Summer Gold Rush

This summer, Sovereign Hill is busier than it's been since the goldrush of the 1850's. With NEW activities every day and the chance to win a $400 gold nugget every week, it feels like the gold rush is happening all over again!

Each day of the week, for six weeks, a different adventure awaits. From Make it Mondays, to Find it Fridays, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

All of your favourite Sovereign Hill activities will also be on, including bowling, the gold pour, costume photos, as well as Sovereign Hill's new sound and light show, AURA.

Want to experience every adventure? You can, with your Sovereign Hill Annual Pass, which provides you with unlimited entry to Sovereign Hill and the Gold Museum, 364 days a year, as well as discounted mine tours, coach rides, and other special offers.

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MAKE IT MONDAYS – Try your hand at butter churning and cheese making, make your own block candle or help us sew the Eureka Flag.
TROTTING TUESDAYS – Meet the Sovereign Hill horses, get your photo taken with a Clydesdale and watch our horse team change over the horses that pull the Sovereign Hill vehicles.
WHATS' THAT WHISTLE WEDNESDAYS – Learn about steam engines, take a tour of some ruins and hear stories of child miners on the goldfields.
TRADE THURSDAYS – Watch rare trades in action, have a go at the traditional process of Cyanotype, go behind the scenes of the Sovereign Hill coachbuilders.
FIND IT FRIDAYS – Rush to the diggings for the chance to discover a $400 gold nugget, take a photo with the Australia nugget (worth over $85,000) and see a coin press machine in action.
SWEET SATURDAYS – Take a walk around lollipop lane, take a photo with a giant jar of Raspberry Drops and join an exclusive hands-on experience in Brown's Confectionery.
SOLDIERING SUNDAYS – Dress as a redcoat and join their parade, learn a Trooper drill and watch on as a mass license hunt takes place in the Red Hill Gully Diggings.

What: Sovereign Hill's Summer Gold Rush
When: 26 December, 2019 until 27 January, 2019
Time: 10am – 5pm
Where: Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, 3350