Travel on the same road that many hopeful punters did many years ago on their search for coveted gold. Stop at Bacchus Marsh, marvel at the setting of pretty orchards before making your way to Ballarat for a tour of the town.
See noble statues of historic figures and ride along the Eureka Stockade, seeing major landmarks such as intact mining huts that still remain from the original mining days.
Explore Red Gully Creek where you can try your luck at panning for gold, or take a guided tour of the underground mine before visiting the Gold Museum, witness an audio visual of life on the Australian Goldfields.
Learn about the Chinese connection to the goldfields at The Chinese Village, or try some delicious homemade lollies from the New York Bakery. Enjoy a relaxing ride on a stagecoach, where you can take in the atmosphere of Main Street.
SOVEREIGN HILL WITH WILDLIFE OPTION
Visit the Ballarat Wildlife Park and observe flora and fauna while having the chance to 'mix' with native Australian animals.
Amongst a native bushland habitat, you can join a guided tour of the park.
Be welcomed by Patrick the Wombat, feed free range kangaroos and get up close and touch some cuddly koalas.