Ballarat
Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Australia
Duration: At your own pace
Overview: Ballarat is a city built on gold, rich in history, heritage and grand architecture. This is recreated at Sovereign Hill, Australia's best outdoor museum. It is a major tourist attraction. Sovereign Hill depicts Ballarat's first 10 years after the discovery of gold in 1851. Part of its unique charm lies in the attention to detail in every aspect of the outdoor museum. By day, there is real gold to be found in Red Hill Gully Creek or you can see $50,000 worth of molten gold poured onto a gleaming surface. The Red Hill Mine offers an exciting underground adventure. On Main Street you will find working shops, hotels and a theatre based on 1850's businesses.