Ballarat Wildlife & Sovereign Hill Goldmine Township

8 hours | Melbourne | M E L - 1 2 5
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Points of Interest

  • Ballarat: Sovereign Hill
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Departing from your ship, you'll board a motorcoach bound for a scenic ride toward the Great Dividing Range on your way to the city of Ballarat, and a visit to the enticing Ballarat Wildlife Park.

Set upon thirty-two acres of peppermint gum woodland, Ballarat Wildlife Park is a rich collection of Australian native animals and reptiles, with a few "foreign" imports. You'll find over 400 species chosen for their educational and conservation potential. The reptile collection alone is one of the largest private collections in Australian featuring around four hundred individual animals of both native and exotic origins. Kangaroos and emus roam free, and are ready to eat right out of your hand! You can also visit with wombats, crocodiles and even see a Tasmanian devil up-close. There are lots of unique Aussie critters for you to get to know.

Afterwards, you'll re-board your motorcoach for the short ride to Sovereign Hill, an exceptional interactive experience that recreates an 1850 Victoria gold rush boomtown.

The time and adventures are yours to explore on your own. With over 60 buildings and volunteers in period costume roaming the streets, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time to relive the boom times. Discover all the town's treasures including the old gold diggings. You can even try your luck panning for gold. As for lunch on your own, why not sample a "fair dinkum" Aussie meat pie from the bakery, or seek out a cafe where the mood of yesteryear prevails. As you wander down Main Street you can also shop for many of the goods available in the 1850s, from ironware to tin and pottery. Pick up some gold at the Waterloo Store, the Jewelers, the Gold Museum and the Gold Smelting Works. The Sovereign Hill Gallery is where you'll find fine gifts, Australiana and local crafts.

Your day is complete, and a far lot richer, as you re-board your motorcoach for the return trip, back to present day and your luxurious ship.

Special Notes:

Bring a hat and sunscreen and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Local currency is required for purchasing lunch.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a scenic drive enroute to a visit of Ballarat Wildlife Park

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
01:40
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
200
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time in Sovereign Hill Goldmine Township (lunch on own)

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
03:40
Free time at site:
800
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
01:30