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  • Sovereign Hill Full Day Tour Departs from Melbourne with VIP Wildlife Close Encounter

Sovereign Hill Full Day Tour Departs from Melbourne with VIP Wildlife Close Encounter

  • Ballarat
  • English
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Entrance fees to wildlife park with guided tour and VIP close encounter
  • 3. Sovereign Hill, Gold Museum, Red Hill Mine tour
  • 4. Free WiFi on coach
From AUD
$209.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Entrance fees to wildlife park with guided tour and VIP close encounter
  • 3. Sovereign Hill, Gold Museum, Red Hill Mine tour
  • 4. Free WiFi on coach

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Ballarat
Depature point ● Departs*: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Melbourne Day Tours Centre (Federation Square East, Corner of Flinders St and Russell St, Melbourne)
● Departure Time^: 08:20
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time. Must be pre-booked.
● Arrives back at approximately 17:30
How to get there Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended due to uneven and sometimes slippery terrain.
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Camera
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● Tour
- VIP wildlife close encounter is limited to 10 guests.
- Photographs are not permitted in the Underground Mine or at any performances at the Victoria Theatre.

● Child Policy
- Infants travelling on a Public Day Tour aged between 0-3 will be given an allocated seat and be seated in a Child Restraint Seat subject to availability. Child Restraint Seats will be available for hire or the customer may supply their own.
- Children aged 4-7 travelling on a Public Day Tour must be seated in an allocated seat and wear a seat belt. Booster Seats are available as an option for hire or the customer may supply their own. Children aged 4-7 must not travel in the first two rows of the coach on a Public Day Tour

● General
-Itineraries, prices and days of operation are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. A fuel levy may apply when world oil prices exceed the allowance in the fare.
-State and territory laws require all passengers to wear seat belts in seat belt equipped vehicles. The service provider is not responsible for monitoring this requirement.
-Parents, guardians or the client are required to ensure all children wear seat belts in seat belt equipped vehicles.
-The service provider is not responsible for the provision, installation and securing of children and child booster seats, capsules and child restraints. Parents, guardians or the client are responsible to provide, install and secure all child restraint and booster seats.
-The service provider is not responsible for the behaviour and safety of children when not accompanied by a parent or guardian.
-Customers are responsible for their own physical safety at all venues and locations.
-Parents or Guardians are responsible for the safety of children at all venues and locations. The service provider reserves the right to deny travel where a risk to customers, public or staff is perceived.
-Passengers must be able to ensure their own safety and enjoyment on the tour (including any stops and venues visited) and passengers with special needs must be accompanied by a carer or assistant where necessary.
-Passengers travelling in a wheel chair must travel in the wheel chair unless a spare coach seat is available.
-Wheel chairs will only be unloaded at stops which are longer than 15 minutes.
-The service provider is not responsible for the anchoring of the wheel chair.
-No illicit drugs or alcohol are to be consumed on any service provider's vehicle.
-Smoking is not permitted on any service provider's vehicle.
-The service provider reserves the right to eject any passengers behaving in an inappropriate, offensive, intoxicated or destructive manner from the vehicle or to stop the vehicle until the relevant behaviour ceases or the situation is otherwise resolved. This may include requesting that police or other relevant authorities attend.
-Passengers and the person booking are responsible for any damage they directly or indirectly cause to the vehicle. Examples of damage include vandalism, food or beverage spillage and breakage of interior or exterior fittings.
-To the extent permitted by law, service provider reserves is not responsible for any damage or soiling of luggage.
-The service provider is not a bailee in respect of any lost property left on service provider's vehicle and does not guarantee the security of any lost property.
-The service provider recommends that all customers obtain an appropriate Travel Insurance policy.
-Pending tide conditions on the river, the cruise may need to go in the opposite direction.
-The service provider reserves the right to modify or cancel tours and bookings leading up to and on the day of travel due to road, weather or other operational needs warranted at the time and will always be in the best interest and safety of all clients.

2 Overview

People from all nations poured into Ballarat to see a fortune, many found the real Australia and decided to make this great land their home. Visit Ballarat Wildlife Park with a VIP wildlife experience en-route to Sovereign Hill.

Sovereign Hill Full Day Tour Departs from Melbourne with VIP Wildlife Close Encounter

 

Sovereign Hill

Ballarat is steeped in history from the Gold Rush days of the 1850's where people from around the world came to seek their fortune. The town's gardens are exquisite and well-preserved architecture a great example of a bygone-era. Sovereign Hill, located just outside the town centre, is a premium outdoor museum that re-creates Ballarat's discovery of gold in 1851. An enjoyable and memorable experience for any age! Gray Line are the experts for Sovereign Hill tours, book your tour online here!

 

Highlights
  • Ballarat - enjoy a complete town tour of this gracious city with its exquisite gardens and noble statues
  • Pass by Eureka Stockade - site of the 1854 Miner's Rebellion
  • Visit Ballarat Wildlife Park, owned by the Parker family, nestled in a native bushland habitat where you can join a guided tour
  • A surprise greeting awaits you on arrival
  • Feed free range kangaroos
  • Experience an emu encounter
  • Meet the cute cuddly koalas
  • At some point during the guided tour, the VIPs will be taken away for their close encounter
  • This is an excellent opportunity for an intimate behind-the-scenes wildlife encounter
  • Exclusive access to selected wildlife with a photo for an unforgettable close-up experience
  • Enter the enclosure with a keeper and observe a reptile feeding or spend one-on-one time with a favourite Australian animal
  • Visit Sovereign Hill - an authentic recreation of an 1850s gold mining town
  • See and experience ...
  • Gold panning in Red Gully Creek
  • Witness original working conditions and demonstrations of early mining equipment
  • Blacksmiths and traditional craftsmen
  • Perhaps try some homemade boiled lollies!
  • Be entertained by costumed ladies, gents and other goldfields characters who are happy to pose for a great photo
  • The Chinese Village - highlighting Chinese involvement in the goldfields
  • Why not ride a stagecoach!
  • Watch the Giant Crushing Battery
  • Visit the Gold Museum - an impressive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, gold coins, alluvial deposits and priceless gold artefacts

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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