Panning for gold at Sovereign Hill (Courtesy Sovereign Hill)
Sovereign Hill, an internationally acclaimed tourist attraction, brings to life the colour and excitement of Australia’s 1850s gold rush. It’s just like stepping back in time to gold rush Ballarat—from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where costumed ladies and gents parade their new-found wealth, to the excitement of the diggings where visitors can pan for real gold! There’s also an underground mine tour, a spectacular $150,000 gold pour, the Redcoat soldiers who fire their powerful muskets, and much more. Convenient on-site accommodation is available at Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill.