About the listing
Description: By day, experience the gold rush that gripped Australia in the 1850s and meet the characters that lived it. By night, see ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’, a spectacular sound-and-light show, and stay overnight at
Sovereign Hill Hotel.
Type of operation: Outdoor Museum.
Location: 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Melbourne via Western Fwy.
Opening times: Museum: 10am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day). ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ show: nightly (bookings essential). Due to a multi-million dollar Sound + Light upgrade, ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’
will close from 31 July for 6 months. For availability: +61 3 5337 1100.
Access to public transport: Local coach service, train to Melbourne.
Awards: Winner 2004, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Victorian Tourism Awards. Major Tourist Attraction 1992, 2005, 2015, 2016 Australian Tourism Awards.