Golden Tour of Sovereign Hill & Ballarat Wildlife Park
Golden Tour of Sovereign Hill & Ballarat Wildlife Park
4.9 (61)  
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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  • Overview

    Looking for Gold? This is the tour for you. Let us take you to Sovereign Hill and you can try your hand at panning for gold.

    Sovereign Hill brings to life the excitement of Australia’s great 1850s gold rushes, providing a unique Australian experience and entertainment. There’s real gold to be panned – and it’s ‘finders keepers’, an underground gold mine, street theatre and the opportunity to meet costumed goldfields characters.

    See a spectacular $150,000 gold pour and chat with skilled craftsmen at work in the blacksmith’s forge, the candle works, the wheelwright’s plant, the coach builder’s and the confectionery factory. All of this after you visit Ballarat wildlife park ,where you get up close with many Australian animals including the crocodile.

  • What's included?
    • Visit the country town of Ballarat
    • Visit Ballarat wildlife park
    • Visit Sovereign Hill
    • Pan for gold
    • Visit Gold museum
    • Underground mine tour  (optional extra)
    • Free pick ups from most City hotels/hostels
    • Free chilled water  (remember to bring your own water bottle)
    • Free entry into Ballarat wildlife park
    • Free entry into Sovereign Hill
    • Free entry into Gold museum
  • Location

    We pickup from most Melbourne city locations and a few places in St Kilda. Most of our pickups are early, the reason for this is to avoid the traffic and depart Melbourne nice and early. 

  • Customer Reviews for Around and About Tours

    4.9

    61 reviews
    Tiash Vaidya
    Tiash Vaidya
    10 months ago

    Our guide Walter was fun to travel with. They took us to multiple places on the Great Ocean Road. They give you sufficient time to explore each location and take the full experience. Overnight accommodation offered was neat/tidy and enjoyable for 1 night.

    ARIHANT JAIN
    ARIHANT JAIN
    a year ago

    I wanted to do a complete Great Ocean Road trip without skipping any attractions and I got nothing less. Walter, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and helped us have a great time giving us plenty of time to enjoy and keep us on schedule. He was always courteous. We even made a few stops that wasn't on the official itinerary. The van was comfortable and drive was smooth. The YHA accomodation was decent for a night stay. Recommend to anyone who wants Great Ocean Road checked off the list without regrets.

    Kate Newman
    Kate Newman
    4 months ago

    Booked a 4-day custom tour with Around and About and couldn't recommend enough! Walter was so accommodating, fun, and a joy to be around. We had a group of wildlife photographers and Walter was never fussed when we took a bit longer at a stop or if we decided to make changes to the intended route. He was very punctual, knew a lot about the surrounding areas of Melbourne and was always happy to help. His vehicle is spacious, comfortable and always very tidy. An absolutely incredible experience - 10/10!

    Rachel Li
    Rachel Li
    2 years ago

    The 2 days Great Ocean Road Tour was very relaxing and it wasn’t rushed which we really enjoyed. There were lots of activities suitable for all ages and the views were great!! Walter is a great guide and we all had a great time!! Definitely recommend to all who want to experience the Great Ocean Road the right way! :)

    Arun obulisamy
    Arun obulisamy
    2 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic 2 days trip to the Great ocean road with Mr. Walter (Tour guide). He was very professional, knowledgeable, flexible and perfect with the timing & driving. Since its COVID times, we were just 4 people in the mini bus that can accommodate 11 passengers, so it did feel like a private tour. He took the time to share info, recommendations in each and every stop. Thanks again Mr. Walter and hope to see you again next time! Highly recommended!

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    • Experience Type: Outdoor
    • Activity Level: Relaxed
    • Skill Level: Beginner
    • Duration: 10 Hour(s)
    • Age Group: Baby (0 - 2), Kid (3 - 12), Teenager (13 - 18), Adult (19 - 39), Mid-aged adult (40 - 59), Senior (60 - 100)
    • ID Required: Yes
    • Booking Required: Yes

    What To Bring:

    • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
    • Rain jacket (just in case)
    • Warm clothes (just in case)
    • Camera (spare battery and memory card – you will need it)
    • Phone charger and cable
    • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cancellation are allowed up to 24 hours before departure.
  • Your voucher(s) and booking information will be included in the confirmation email you will receive shortly after purchasing the experience on Amazed.com.

    If the booking needs to be first confirmed by the host, you will receive your Amazed voucher within 24-48 hours of purchase.

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