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Enjoy all the features of our Sovereign Hill Tour as well as visiting the Ballarat Wildlife Park. The Ballarat Wildlife Park is a high standard, well-planned fauna reserve affording excellent opportunities to 'mix' with native Australian animals.

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  • Tour through Ballarat, taking in its period buildings and history
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park home to a host of native Australian animals including Patrick, wombat
  • Feed free range Kangaroos, Meet cute cuddly Koalas, Goannas and giant Lizards
  • At Sovereign Hill experience the authentic recreation of an 1850's gold mining town

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  • Day 1
    Melbourne-Ballarat-Melbourne (200 km)
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Day 1 Melbourne-Ballarat-Melbourne (200 km)

The world focussed on Ballarat as the cry 'Gold' echoed around the globe. People from all nations poured into Ballarat to seek a fortune, many found the real Australia and decided to make this great land their home. Today, you too can capture the excitement of these bawdy times as you visit the scene of revolt, rebellion and the emergence of democracy at Eureka and Sovereign Hill.

Highlights:

  • Travel the Western Highway - stagecoach route of the 1850's
  • Bacchus Marsh - a landscape of orchards - once a resting place for the Cobb & Co stagecoach
  • 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
  • Gold panning in Red Gully Creek
  • Join the "Journey through the Labyrinth of Gold" guided tour
  • Witness original working conditions and demonstrations of early mining equipment
  • Visit the Gold Museum
  • Perhaps try some homemade boiled lollies! Maybe a Devonshire Tea at the New York Bakery?
  • The Chinese Village - highlighting Chinese involvement in the goldfields
  • Take in the atmosphere of Main St.
  • Watch the Giant Crushing Battery
  • Treat yourself to lunch at the United States Hotel

    Ballarat Wildlife Park is a high standard, well-planned fauna reserve affording excellent opportunities to 'mix' with native Australian animals. Visit Ballarat Wildlife Park nestled in native bushland habitat where you can join a guided tour.

  • Be greeted by Patrick the Wombat
  • Feed free range kangaroos
  • Experience an emu encounter
  • Meet and touch koalas
  • See Tasmanian Devils feeding
  • See goannas and giant lizards
  • Shudder at the sight of venomous snakes and voracious crocodiles
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