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Are you up for an adventure?

Then this is your chance to join one of Sovereign Hill’s amazing underground mine tours.

For a fully-guided tour, visit the Gold Mine and board the mine tram to journey deep below Sovereign Hill for a unique underground experience! There are three to choose from.

The new Secret Chamber is our latest innovation! State-of-the-art technology follows the adventures of two Chinese diggers as they search for gold in a strange and hostile land!
For Deaf and hearing impaired visitors, The Secret Chamber is available as an OpenAccess Tour using Auslan translation and captions. Simply download the app from the App Store or Google Playstore onto your smartphone before your visit, or when you arrive. Click here for more information

Trapped recounts the tragic story of the 1882 Creswick Mine disaster and the heroic attempts to save 27 miners trapped by an underground flood.

Journey through the Labyrinth of Gold takes you step by step through the dangers of working in one of the gold mines that made Ballarat rich and famous.

Underground Mine Tours Maintenance

Please note that two of the Sovereign Quartz Mine tours will be modified from 6 November to 9 November 2017, and from 21 November to 1 December, during routine maintenance.
These will be ‘Journey through the Labyrinth of Gold’ and ‘The Secret Chamber’. ‘Trapped’ will operate as usual.
Tours will run regularly, but availability may be limited. Access will be by stairway only. Wheelchair access will not be possible.
Please watch this space for news of its completion.
Thank you for your understanding.


Fully-guided mine tours

$7.50 Adult, $4.00 Child (5-15), $20.00 Family (2 Adults & up to 4 Children).
Bookings are essential and must be made at the Mine once you’ve entered Sovereign Hill. We advise you to book early on the day of your visit as places are limited.

Self-guided mine tour

The Red Hill Mine Tour is a free, self-guided underground experience.

Red Hill Mine
Visit the Red Hill Mine on the diggings to discover the dark and dangerous world of deep lead mining and witness the discovery of the famous ‘Welcome’ Nugget. Weighing around 69 kilograms, it remains the second largest gold nugget ever found!