Monday, April 12, 2010
Sovereign Hill 

Aye, aye captain!

Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum that depicts Ballarat's first decade after the discovery of the world's biggest alluvial gold in the 1850s. It is located on a 25-hectare land with authentically recreated buildings, horse-drawn carriages and staff and actors dressed in period clothing. 

Being the museum buff I am,  we travelled back in time and spent an entire day being wide-eyed tourists.

We wandered through the Chinese settlement, pretended to pan for gold, enjoyed 1850s-style shopping along the main street, had the famous meat pies from Hope Bakery, watched the redcoat solders and then an old-fashioned pantomime at the theatre, saw the $80,000 gold pour and soaked in the atmosphere of a historical township. There was just so much to see and do!

Everyone we met in Ballarat was exceedingly friendly and accommodating, and I definitely hope to visit again someday. :)

You can view the slideshow of all our photos from Sovereign Hill here!

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