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Sovereign Hill & Ballarat
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Step back in time to the heady days of Australia's gold mining era on this comprehensive full-day program to Sovereign Hill, and a stop at Ballarat Wildlife Park to see the local wildlife roam free.
Head to the Gold Rush town of Sovereign Hill, where you will relive the joys, hardships, and daily life of miners and their families, in this open air museum. The shops, miners' huts, cottages, hotels and public buildings have all been carefully preserved, and bring renewed life to the atmosphere of a bygone era. View displays documenting daily life in the 1850s, or visit craft and jewelry shops offering goods reminiscent of those available during the Gold Rush.
During the early afternoon, you’ll enjoy lunch at a popular local restaurant and visit the historic town of Ballarat. While passing through its charming center, your driver will reveal its main highlights, including the impressive gardens.
Visit to the 37-acre Ballarat Wildlife Park, where you can observe free-roaming kangaroos, emus, Tasmanian devils, koalas and numerous other Australian fauna.
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Scenic & City Tours
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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