going for gold.
Step back in time when you visit the Old Town of Ballarat. Walk the streets of Sovereign Hill and visit the site of The Eureka Stockade, where it is said Democracy was born in Australia.
Today, you will be picked up in central Geelong at 9 am. From there we will head up through the Moorabool Valley, and arrive at the Eureka Stockade, now known as the Museum of Australian Democracy, by 10.30 am. Be enchanted by the Diorama, and gaze at the original Eureka Flag. Learn of the fight by the miners, that eventually brought changes to our laws. You will have an hour to grab a coffee and wander the museum before we travel the short distance to Sovereign Hill.
Sovereign Hill is the most award-winning, re-created town, in Australia and possibly the world. Stroll the streets and you will feel what it was like in the mid-1800s.
Try your hand at gold panning, drop into the bakery, the blacksmith, sit in a classroom, wagons pulled by horses, the list goes on. Have a photo taken with
one of the many ‘characters’ wandering the streets. You will have plenty of time to find something to eat and drink in many of the taverns and bakeries in
We have 4 hours here before we climb back on board the bus for the trip back to Geelong, arriving back a little after 5 pm.
If you are in Melbourne. Why not catch the train down to Geelong Central Station (one hour journey) and we will arrange pick-up and drop-off from the station. Or if you wish to check out our beautiful city, we can drop you off at The Wool Museum and you are less than a 10-minute walk back to the station. You will need to contact us at the time of booking to arrange the pick-up.
Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
Location: Geelong – Ballarat
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