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As the weather gets chillier, Sovereign Hill ignites the senses with food, fire and light on the goldfields.

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Experience the ultimate Sovereign Hill adventure, as well as these special school holiday sessions. Explore your inner artisan with hands-on workshops and craft activities. Then, immerse yourself in goldfields life with our interactive experiences.

Treat yourself to good food, winter gardening and stories from a bygone era with our series of exclusive events.

Warm up with a feast of indulgent meals, piping-hot treats and sweets made onsite by our talented confectioners, and renowned chefs and bakers from Peter Rowland Group.  

Go on a gold rush adventure with these classic Sovereign Hill experiences available all year-round.

AURA
Not included in day pass
Date: 25 June - 17 July
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Sovereign Hill
Late night Wonderlights
Not included in day pass
Date: Friday 15 July
Time: 8pm
Where: Sovereign Hill
Pruning Workshop
Not included in day pass
Date: 25 August
Time: 9am
Where: Sovereign Hill
Make a Granny Square with the Granny Square Lady
Not included in day pass
Date: Saturday 6 August
Time: 1pm
Where: Sovereign Hill
Make a Granny Square with the Granny Square Lady
Not included in day pass
Date: Saturday 13 August
Time: 1pm
Where: Sovereign Hill
Gold-panning
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 10am-5pm
Where: The Diggings, map no. 8
Meet the Butcher
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 10am-12pm
Where: Butcher’s Shambles (near the Diggings), map no. 8
Meet Pol the Sly Grog Seller
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 10am-12pm
Where: Pol’s tent (near the Diggings), map no. 8
Winter High tea at Narmbool
Not included in day pass
Date: Sunday 24 July
Time: 2pm
Where: Narmbool, 440 Horsehill North Rd, Elaine
Winter high tea at Narmbool
Not included in day pass
Date: Sunday 14 August
Time: 2pm
Where: Narmbool, 440 Horsehill North Rd, Elaine
Trooper musket-firing
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 11am (Government Camp) 1pm (Post Office)
Where: Government Camp (map no. 3) and Post Office (map no.16)
Diggings tour
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 10.30am, 11.30am
Where: Government Camp, map no. 3
Confectionery demonstrations
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm
Where: Brown's Confectionery Factory, map no. 27
Blacksmithing demonstration
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 11.45am, 1pm and 2pm
Where: Dilge’s Blacksmiths, map no. 9
Printing demonstration
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Where: Ballarat Times Office, map no. 13
Photography experience
Not included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 10am-5pm
Where: Red Hill Photographic Rooms, map no. 12
Coach rides
Not included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 1pm-4pm
Where: Departs from the Horse Bazaar, map no. 32
Redcoat soldiers
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 3pm
Where: Victoria Theatre balcony, map no. 26
A Taste of Speedwell St
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Where: Speedwell Street, map no. 52
Victorian Dining Tour
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 2.15pm
Where: Speedwell Street, map no. 52
Blackbeard the Pirate
Included in day pass
Date: Weekends only
Time: Check blackboard in Victoria Theatre.
Where: Victoria Theatre, map no. 26
Parlour Games
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 12.15pm - 1.15pm
Where: Charlie Napier Hotel, map no. 24
Speedwell Street cottages
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Where: Speedwell Street, map no. 55
Wheel-making demonstration
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 1.50pm and 2.30pm
Where: Proctor’s Wheelwrights & Coachbuilder, map no. 44
Back to School
Included in day pass
Date: 2pm-3pm during weekends and school holidays only
Time: 2pm-3pm
Where: Red Hill National School, Map no 43
Gold Pour demonstration
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: Demonstrations occur throughout the day
Where: Gold Smelting Works, map no. 28
Candle-making demonstration and dipping
Not included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: Demonstrations occur throughout the day
Where: Hewitt's Yarrowee Soap & Candle Works, map no. 37
First Aid in the Mine
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 4pm
Where: Sovereign Quartz Mine, map no.35
Voltaic Battery Blasting Demonstration
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 3:30pm
Where: Parade Showground, map no. 34
Surface Company Tour
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 3.15pm
Where: Sovereign Quartz Mine, map no.35
Gold Mine tours
Not included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 10am-4pm
Where: Sovereign Quartz Mine, map no.35
Bowling
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 2pm-5pm
Where: Empire Bowling Saloon, map no. 40
Horse harnessing
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 4pm
Where: R Gibbings, Livery & Bait Stables, map no 48
Red Hill Mine tour
Included in day pass
Date: Everyday
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Where: Red Hill Mine, map no. 6