Highlights / General details
Travel the stage coach route of the 1850's along Western Highway to Ballarat, steeped in history with the discovery of gold. Tour through this gracious town with its exquisite gardens, noble statues and magnificent architecture. Pass by the Eureka Stockade, site of the 1854 miner's rebellion. Spend the rest of your day at Sovereign Hill where Ballarat's first 10 years after the discovery of gold in 1851 is re-created. Try your luck at gold panning in Red Gully Creek or take the complimentary guided mine tour on an inclined tramway. Don't forget to visit the Gold Museum too!
Travel the Western Highway - stagecoach route of the 1850s.
Bacchus Marsh - a landscape of orchards - once a resting place for the Cobb & Co
Ballarat - enjoy a complete town tour of this gracious city with its exquisite
gardens and noble statues.
Eureka Stockade - site of the 1854 Miner’s Rebellion.
Visit Sovereign Hill - an authentic recreation of an 1850s gold mining town. See & experience...
Experience gold panning in Red Gully Creek.
Explore the Red Hill mine tour and discover life underground.
Witness original working conditions & demonstrations of early mining equipment.
Explore the many original shops...
Blacksmiths & traditional craftsmen.
Perhaps try some homemade boiled lollies! Maybe a Devonshire Tea at the New York Bakery?
The Chinese Village - highlighting Chinese involvement in the goldfields.
Why not ride a stagecoach!
Take in the atmosphere of Main Street.
Watch the Giant Crushing Battery.
Visit the Gold Museum - an impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, gold coins, alluvial deposits and priceless gold artefacts.
Treat yourself to lunch at the United States Hotel (own expense - Tour 380).
Enjoy the rustic and western atmosphere of your lunch venue at the New York Bakery in Main Street. (Tour 380L).
Hotel pickup and drop off; Entrance fees to Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum; Red Hill & Secret Chamber Mine tour; Free Wi-Fi on coach.
Food and beverage; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; Tour departs at 8:20am. No tour departures on: December 25.
Approximately 9 hours.
Tour departs from our office at Federation Square, corner of Flinders and Russell Streets.
Sturdy walking shoes are recommended due to uneven and sometimes slippery terrain.
Any child under the minimum child age will travel free of charge and they will have to sit on their parents lap, if you prefer that the child has their own seat then you will have to pay the child fare.
Photographs are not allowed in the Underground Mine or at any performances at the Victoria Theatre.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**