Sovereign Hill 'A Touch Of Gold' and Daylesford Day Trip from Melbourne
Join a small group tour from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill, an open-air museum that brings to life the magic of Victoria’s 19th century gold rush era. Interact with costumed characters, embark on an underground mining adventure, and try your hand at panning for gold. Afterward, head over to Daylesford – a charming spa town known for its restaurants and art galleries – and take in the beauty of Trentham Falls, Victoria’s highest single-drop waterfall.
Sovereign Hill Christmas in July: During July, the smell of Christmas will fill the air at Sovereign Hill, and traditional Christmas-themed pantomimes will be performed. At night, Main Street will sparkle with an amazing light projection show with Sovereign Hill’s buildings lit up with large-scale image projections and Christmas animations. To take in the Christmas festivities, during the month of July the tour itinerary will be reversed and will depart Melbourne at 11am, returning at 8pm.
Sovereign Hill magnificently recreates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851. To understand and truly appreciate the colonial history of Melbourne, Victoria, a visit here is a must.
Depart Melbourne for the open-air museum of Sovereign Hill, about 90 minutes outside of the city. Once here, you'll experience exciting street theater, enjoy live goldfields music, and pan for gold yourself. You never know — you may strike it lucky.
Hear the amazing story of Mr Smith, your personal 19th-century guide. He will take you on his ’rags to riches’ story back in time, from the squalid, seedy streets of London to becoming one of the goldfields most successful gentlemen. Venture deep underground on a guided mine tour and imagine what it must have been like working deep beneath the earth’s surface day in and day out. Complete your tour at the famous United States Hotel with an ale or two.
Continue your journey with a visit to Daylesford, a spa country town well-known for its revitalizing springs. Enjoy its quaint village atmosphere and bustling Main Street, browse some of the renowned art galleries, and relax with a coffee.
Next, continue on to Trentham Falls (seasonal), Victoria’s highest single-drop waterfall. This natural landmark was formed some 5 million years ago. Unwind and soak in its stunning beauty before returning to Melbourne in the late afternoon.
Special Offer - Travel in July 2017 and save 10% on the previously offered adult price. During July you will also experinece the Christmas in July celebrations at Sovereign Hill. During this time the tour itinerary is reversed and will depart Melbourne at 11am, returning at 8pm. - Book Now!