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AURA sound & light spectacular


From a place you know comes a story you don’t — AURA immerses you in the story of gold in a 90 minute high impact, graphic presentation which explores the creation, discovery and impact of the precious metal then and now. You will never see gold the same way after AURA.

Under cover of darkness travel across our sprawling site, AURA transforms Sovereign Hill into a moving theatre with hundreds of hi-tech projections telling our story. The Wadawurrung creation story unfolds and soars into the skies over our lake. The gritty story of gold along with rebellion, gunfights, triumphs, and tragedies will draw you into the drama of history.

AURA is unique, and places are limited, tickets must be pre-booked. Performances run 6 nights a week Monday to Saturday as well as every night during Victorian school holidays. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that AURA contains video, voices and names of deceased persons. The family of Uncle Jack Charles has given permission to continue to use his name and images.

AURA ticket prices

AURA Ticket Price
Child (ages 5-15) - only available when purchased with an Adult Ticket. Children under 5 years are free. $24.00
Family of 4 (2 Adult and 2 Children)$122.00
Family of 3 (1 Adult and 2 Children)$84.00
Additional Child (Family only)$20.00
*Australian cards only. Cards must be presented. Valid concession cards: Australian Pension, Disability/Carer, Health Care, Sole Parent, Unemployed, Veterans’ Affairs, Australian Student, Companion Card (FOC), ISIC International Student, Australian Seniors Card. 
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Show times

Show times are based on night fall and vary through out the year. Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes early.

MonthFirst ShowSecond Show*
February, March, April8.45pm9.45pm
April - October7pm8pm
Winter Wonderlights7.30pm8.30pm
October & November8.45pm9.45pm
Please arrive 15 minutes early. Due to the moving nature of the show, late admissions will miss part of the first section of the show, and will not be able to join the show later than 10 minutes after start time.  *Second show dependent on numbers & are only available as required.

Frequently asked questions

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What is the duration of the show?

Is the show weather dependant and what clothing is suitable?

AURA is spread out around sovereign hill, how do I get around?

Is the show wheelchair friendly?

Can I bring a pram/stroller?

Does AURA include the Eureka rebellion?

Is the show in multiple languages?

Is dinner available before the show?

Are photographs or film permitted throughout the show?

Is the show suitable for children?

Can I use my discount offer?

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