Rush to Bal­larat

Melbourne Official Visitor Guide - - Regional Victoria -

Take the V/Line Gol­drush Spe­cial for a trip back in time to the 1850s and the dis­cov­ery of gold.

Soverign Hill, in Bal­larat, is one of Vic­to­ria’s most pop­u­lar attractions and the Gol­drush Spe­cial makes it even eas­ier to visit. Take the V/Line train from South­ern Cross Sta­tion at 9.16am daily and ar­rive in Bal­larat less than 90 min­utes later, where a coach will be wait­ing to take you to Sov­er­eign Hill.

Golden Years

Pan for gold, take a ride in a horse-driven car­riage and tour an un­der­ground mine dur­ing your day at Sov­er­eign Hill. This is a re-cre­ation of an 1850s gold­field on one of the orig­i­nal min­ing sites. There are work­ing shops, traders, schools and fac­to­ries, all based on orig­i­nal Bal­larat busi­nesses. Make sure you don’t miss any of the daily events that in­clude a spec­tac­u­lar gold pour, where an in­dus­trial black­smith heats the pre­cious metal to more than 1000ºC and pours it into an in­got.

Why Travel With V/Line?

Apart from be­ing dropped di­rectly out­side, ev­ery­one on the Gol­drush Spe­cial re­ceives a 10 per cent dis­count on the en­try ticket to Sov­er­eign Hill* and a free Cobb & Co Coach ride dur­ing the day. When you ar­rive, your coach driver will tell you where to meet at 3.30pm for the jour­ney home. It re­ally is the stress-free way to en­joy a day out in Sov­er­eign Hill. Find out all the in­for­ma­tion at the web­site be­low. vline.com.au/gol­drush ptv.vic.gov.au sovereign­hill.com.au

Gold pour at Sov­er­eign Hill T&C: Dis­count only ap­plies to tick­ets pur­chased on ar­rival at Sov­er­eign Hill. Dis­count not ap­pli­ca­ble to groups of more than 20 peo­ple. Both myki and V/Line pa­per tick­ets are valid for use on Bal­larat buses. Not valid on...

Sov­er­eign Hill

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