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Entertaining the family in Ballarat

By at October 1, 2015 | 12:23 pm | 0 Comment

The little ones need entertaining too, keep them happy these school holidays in Ballarat with some fantastic activities and things to do.Sovereign Hill comes alive in the summer - find out what life was really like on the gold-fields and go behind the scenes to discover gold panning, historical adventures, old times dress ups and more.You could also go to Kyral Castle and

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Pan for gold at Sovereign Hill

By at May 12, 2015 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Step back in time to the days of Ballarat's gold rush at Sovereign Hill.Here visitors can pan for real gold and what you find, you keep.The gold rush began in Ballarat during August, 1851 where gold was discovered at the base of a hill, just metres from Sovereign Hill.In July 2012, three unnamed prospectors discovered a 3.66kg gold nugget valued at $500,000. The nugget,

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