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Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Enjoy the modern and diverse city of Melbourne a city famous for its culture and the arts. In this audio tour be captivated by the Flinders Street Station the largest market in the Southern Hemisphere and the Old Melbourne Gaol where the infamous Ned Kelly was executed. This vibrant city has a lot to offer including several fascinating museums and sport venues. You will also see St Paul's Cathedral the Immigration Museum the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre
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Central Melbourne Walking Tour
"Federation Square locally known as Fed Square is one of the most ambitious architectural designs in Australia and covers an entire city block in Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) blending both the cultural heritage of Melbourne with civic purpose. Here is where your city walking tour will commence with a brief introduction to the history of Melbourne. Follow Melbourne’s timeline from the original indigenous landowners to the immigration and migrant policies of the 1970s that shaped and formed the fabric of Melbourne’s rich culture. Wander the laneways are home to emerging and well-known local craftsmen and artisans. Soak up the atmosphere created by the café scene smell the aroma of coffee and spices
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Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise
"Board your comfortable coach sit back and relax as your expert guide takes you on a 3.5-hour tour through Melbourne. See local landmarks and hear informative commentary about the city’s history and architecture. Drive along tree-lined Collins Street to take in the city's maj the Princess and Regent Theaters Melbourne Town Hall and Federation Square.Stretch your legs with time for a short stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens an extensive stretch of exquisite greenery on the banks of the Yarra River. Visit Fitzroy Gardens and make an optional visit to tiny Captain Cook's Cottage which was dismantled brick by brick then shipped from England! Take in the bustling Queen Victoria Market
From AUD69.00

Sovereign Hill & Historical Park Tips (14)

Ballarat & Sovereign Hill Theme Park

1999: Me & my mate made my way here DIY. I was never a big fan of theme parks but we thought we would give this one a go. Gold-panning always sound like a good idea....you know striking it rich?...
xuessium
Apr 04, 2011

Gold rush at Sovereign Hill

Watch a demonstration of a $50,000 gold nugget being melted and poured Gold Smelting Works . The gold is very beautiful in its liquid form. Sovereign Hill opening hours10am to 5pm every day except...
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hennanights
Aug 19, 2006

1850s Goldfields Township

Sovereign hill is a reconstruction of 1850s Goldfields rush in Australia. This period of time had a big effect on Australians. It was a time in history when groups of men banned together, worked hard...
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hennanights
Jul 24, 2006

The Red Coats are coming

Soldiers on parade in the main street. After a short speech all the soldiers line up to fire their muskets..Very loud! This happens daliy at 1:30pm.Sovereign Hill 10am to 5pm every day except...
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hennanights
Jul 24, 2006

Ballarat

Reading my guide I found a quite fascinating description of this place. It is Australia’s foremost outdoor museum and recreates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 when...
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paoseo
Sep 05, 2005

Day Trip to Sovereign Hill

I wasn't expecting to spend much time in this place since I was travelling sans enfants. But it was so much fun I spent the best part of a day there. There's so much to see, and the 'characters' are...
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kevarms
Jan 08, 2004

Sovereign Hill

Visit Sovereign Hill in Ballarat. It is a couple of hours drive from Melbourne but really worth a visit. I have been there a few times and really love it. There is also a night sound-and-light show...
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CandS
Sep 17, 2003

Sovereign Hill

Sovereign HillThis is a wonderful place to go, located in Ballarat, 2 hours drive from Melbourne. It's a periodic simulated goldfield town, with accomodation, restaurants and period shops. Heaps of...
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cutestmidget
Sep 12, 2002

SOVEREIGN HILL

Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum, or historical park, situated in an early gold diggings area. It is often referred to simply as 'the Park'. It portrays the way of life on the goldfields from 1851...
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Adeline_Foo
Aug 24, 2002

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

Sovereign Hill's mission is to present, in a dynamic group of museums, the mining and social history of Ballarat and to ensure that our visitors are engaged, are informed, are entertained and become...
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MJL
Aug 24, 2002

SOVEREIGN HILL....This is a...

SOVEREIGN HILL....This is a replica of the 'Welcome Nugget' at Red Hill. Detailed sketches of the claim and underground location of the find with many photographs exist, for at the time it was by far...
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S_R_NAIDU
Aug 24, 2002

SOVEREIGN HILL...in Ballarat....

SOVEREIGN HILL...in Ballarat. In 1850, the World focussed on Ballarat as the cry 'Gold' echod around the World. People from all nations rushed into Ballarat to seek a fortune, many found the real...
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S_R_NAIDU
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Melbourne

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Flinders Street Station

Mention Flinders Street Railway Station and nearly every Australian would know your talking about Melbourne. Want a meeting place, then under the clock with everybody else at Flinders Street...
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St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne

When I walked into St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral I was immediately attracted to the stone work, cream limestone banded with bluestone - stunning! The floors and walls are beautiful, as they are...
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Federation Square

Federation Square has two courts, St. Paul's court located next to the Visitor Information centre and Swanston Street Forecourt. The Square itself is a huge open area and has a stage and there is a...
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Regent Theatre

THE REGENT THEATRE Really it is quite lucky that it is standing here today, as fire and flood and even demolishment meant it may have been destroyed for ever. Many outstanding old buildings were...
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Australian Centre of Moving Images - ACMI

We had heard so much about ACMI ( Australian Center for the Moving Image) we were extremely disappointed when we arrived there. We asked at the reception what we could see and the girl said that there...
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The Forum Theatre

The stunning architecture of the Forum Theatre (formerly State Theatre) is the kind I didn't expect to find in Melbourne nor Australia - it definitely reminded me of Egypt! In the early 1920s, Stuart...
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Bradshaw St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

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