Sovereign Hill Heritage Sheep Farm Experience and Ballarat Gold Rush Day Tour from Melbourne


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  • Sovereign Hill Heritage Sheep Farm Experience and Ballarat Gold Rush Day Tour from Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Trip Type:   Day Trips
Duration:  8 hours
Discover Sovereign Hill and one of Victoria's first sheep stations as you pay a visit to the regions first heritage sheep farm. Enjoy a sheering demonstration with morning tea before visiting Ballarat, known for the gold rush boom.

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Discover Sovereign Hill and one of Victoria's first sheep stations as you pay a visit to the regions first heritage sheep farm. Enjoy a sheering demonstration with morning tea before visiting Ballarat, known for the gold rush boom. Departing Melbourne, head west over the West Gate Bridge and into Victoria's sheep country paying a visit to the regions first Heritage Sheep Farm as you discover a long Australian story all to do with sheep. Here you'll discover the history behind the first settlement in the region in 1840 with a flock of sheep from Van Diemens Land (Tasmania). Over the next 40 years they bred an improved type of sheep - one that would suit the Otways environment better. By 1880, the sheep was perfected, and named Polwarth, after the County it came from. Come and experience a private tour of the farm, the heritage homestead, sheering shed (including demonstration), the wool shop and finish it all off with Devonshire Tea and a sit down with the farmer. An awesome experience for all ages.

Before the wool boom was the Gold Rush! Ballarat is just over an hour out of Melbourne and is where you will explore the legacy of Victoria's gold rush. Visit Sovereign Hill and experience the euphoria of the Gold Rush times, set in the 1850's this gold mining settlement still brings back the sights, smells and feelings of the time. Pan for gold and tour a mine shaft under the mindful eye of an experienced miner. Take a horse-drawn coach and tour the historic township, visit the theater, hotels, schools, craft shops, the candle maker, the confectioner and check out the steam driven machinery. It is truly like taking a step back in time and is fun and interesting for all age groups.




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