Farm Experience & Gold (Sheep Farm & Sovereign Hill Experience - Private tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

185201


Categories

Museums / Culture, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Visit Sovereign Hill and the regions first Sheep Station with a private guide


Come and explore the region that holds a special place in Victoria's history. Departing Melbourne we will head west over the West Gate Bridge and into Victoria's sheep country and pay a visit to the regions first Heritage Sheep Farm and discover a long Australian story all to do with sheep. They first settled in the region in 1840, already with a flock of sheep from Van Diemens Land (Tasmania). Over the next 40 years they bred an improved type of sheep - one that would suit the Otways environment better. Come and experience a private tour of the farm, the heritage homestead, sheering shed (including demonstration), the wool shop and finish it all off with Devonshire Tea & a chat with the farmer. Before the wool boom was the Gold Rush! Ballarat is just over an hour out of Melbourne and is where we will explore the legacy of Victoria's gold rush. We'll visit Sovereign Hill and experience the euphoria of the Gold Rush times, set in the 1850's this gold mining settlement.

Itinerary

Departing Melbourne we will head west over the West Gate Bridge and into Victoria's sheep country and pay a visit to the regions first Heritage Sheep Farm and discover a long Australian story all to do with sheep. Come and experience a private tour of the farm, the heritage homestead, sheering shed (including demonstration), the wool shop and finish it all off with Devonshire Tea and a sit down with the farmer. Before the wool boom was the Gold Rush! Ballarat is just over an hour out of Melbourne and is where we will explore the legacy of Victoria's gold rush. We'll visit Sovereign Hill and experience the euphoria of the Gold Rush times, set in the 1850's this gold mining settlement still brings back the sights, smells and feelings of the time. Take a horse-drawn coach and tour the historic township, visit the theatre, hotels, schools, craft shops, the candle maker, the confectioner and check out the steam driven machinery.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We pick up from all Melbourne City Location including Cruise Ship Terminal
Tours Depart at 7.30 to 8.00 am

End location: Clients will be returned to there pick up location.

Duration: 10 hours

Transportation

Comfortable transport in Mercedes Viano or Land Rover Discovery.

What’s Included

Small group tour / Luxury Vehicle
Experienced guide
Sheep farm private group tour
Devonshire Tea (morning tea)
Entry to Sovereign Hill
Free WiFi
CBD hotel pick up and drop off

What’s Extra

All personal items purchased.

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