Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Red Hot Summer Tour

10 Hours

Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Red Hot Summer Tour: A Journey Through Australia’s Golden History. Explore Sovereign Hill, learning about gold prospecting, enjoying historical performances, and soaking in the 1850s atmosphere. Attend the Ballarat leg of the Red Hot Summer Tour and rock out to legendary musicians!

Charter Tour Price:

Adult (16+): $140 Per Person
Child (0-15): $120 Per Person

Private Tour Price: 

Private Tour (1 – 3) Person = $800
Private Tour (4 – 7) Person = $1000

Group Tour Price:

Small Group Tour (7-13) Person = $1300
Mid Group (14-24) Person = $2000
Large Group (25-33) Person = $3000
Extra Large Group (34-49) Person = $4000

Departure Time: Daily

Between 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Tour Duration: 10 Hours

Meeting point: 

Anywhere in Melbourne CBD
Any Hotel in Melbourne CBD
Keilor Downs VIC 3038, Australia

Our Touring Vehicles:

4 Seat European Car
7 Seat Mercedes Van
11 Seat Luxury Van
14 Seat Standard Minibus
14 Seat Premium Minibus
24 Seat Standard Bus
24 Seat Premium Bus
33 Seat Standard Coach
33 Seat Premium Coach
49 Seat Standard Coach
49 Seat Premium Coach


Welcome to Melbourne Limo Vans and Buses, your premier tour and transportation company in Melbourne, Victoria. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure as we take you on a captivating journey through time to explore the historic treasures of Sovereign Hill and the vibrant atmosphere of the Ballarat Red Hot Summer Tour. Sit back, relax, and let us transport you in comfort and style as we delve into the fascinating stories of Australia’s gold rush era and immerse ourselves in the electrifying atmosphere of one of the country’s most iconic music festivals.

Morning Departure from Melbourne: Our tour begins bright and early as we depart from Melbourne in the comfort of our modern and spacious vehicles. Whether you’re traveling in a cozy minibus, a comfortable van, or a luxurious coach, you’ll enjoy a smooth and scenic journey as we make our way to the historic city of Ballarat.

Scenic Drive to Ballarat: Sit back and relax as we traverse the picturesque landscapes of Victoria, passing through rolling hills, lush countryside, and charming towns along the way. Your knowledgeable tour guide will provide fascinating insights into the history and heritage of the region, offering commentary on points of interest and answering any questions you may have.

Arrival at Sovereign Hill: Our first destination is the iconic Sovereign Hill, a living museum that recreates the bustling atmosphere of a 19th-century gold mining town. Step back in time as we explore the authentic streetscapes, period buildings, and interactive exhibits that bring the gold rush era to life. From the dusty streets to the underground mines, you’ll experience firsthand the challenges and triumphs of life on the goldfields.

Highlights of Sovereign Hill:

  • Red Hill Mine Tour: Descend into the depths of the earth on a guided tour of the Red Hill Mine, where you’ll discover the harsh realities faced by miners in search of fortune.
  • Gold Panning: Try your luck at striking it rich as you pan for gold in the creek, guided by expert demonstrators who will teach you the techniques of the trade.
  • Street Performances: Marvel at the lively street performances, including reenactments, music, and theatrical displays that transport you back in time to the bustling streets of 1850s Ballarat.
  • Blacksmith and Crafts: Watch skilled artisans at work as they demonstrate traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, candle making, and wheelwrighting, providing insight into the trades that sustained the gold rush community.
  • Sovereign Hill Museum: Explore the fascinating exhibits and artifacts at the Sovereign Hill Museum, where you’ll learn about the history of the gold rush, the impact of immigration, and the development of Ballarat into a thriving regional center.

Lunch Break (Not Provided): After a morning of exploration and discovery, take a break to refuel and relax with lunch at one of the onsite cafes or restaurants in Sovereign Hill. Enjoy a delicious meal amidst the historic surroundings, or bring your own picnic to enjoy in one of the scenic outdoor areas.

Afternoon Departure to Ballarat Red Hot Summer Tour: Once we’ve explored all that Sovereign Hill has to offer, it’s time to continue our journey to the Ballarat Red Hot Summer Tour. Hop back on board our comfortable vehicles as we make our way to the event venue, located just a short distance from Sovereign Hill.

Arrival at Ballarat Red Hot Summer Tour: Get ready to rock as we arrive at the Ballarat Red Hot Summer Tour, one of Australia’s premier music festivals showcasing some of the country’s top rock acts. Join thousands of music enthusiasts from across the nation as we immerse ourselves in the electrifying atmosphere of live music, dancing, and celebration.

Highlights of Ballarat Red Hot Summer Tour:

  • Live Performances: Groove to the sounds of iconic Australian bands and artists as they take to the stage to deliver unforgettable performances. From classic rock anthems to chart-topping hits, the lineup promises something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Festival Atmosphere: Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the festival grounds, where food stalls, bars, and merchandise vendors offer a variety of options to satisfy your cravings and pick up souvenirs to commemorate the experience.
  • Dance Floor: Let loose and dance the day away on the festival dance floor, surrounded by fellow music lovers who share your passion for live music and good times.

Return Journey to Melbourne: As the sun begins to set on an unforgettable day of adventure and entertainment, we bid farewell to Ballarat and make our way back to Melbourne. Reflect on the memories made and friendships forged during our journey together, knowing that you’ve experienced the best that Victoria has to offer.

Thank you for joining us on this exhilarating tour of Sovereign Hill and the Ballarat Red Hot Summer Tour. We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring the rich history of the gold rush era and rocking out to the sounds of Australia’s top rock acts. Until next time, we wish you safe travels and memorable adventures wherever your journey may take you.


Tour Includes

  • Pickup from your choice of Melbourne CBD location
  • Transportation by Minibus, Premium Bus and Standard Coaches
  • Roundtrip airconditioned transportation
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water

Tour Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry Ticket
  • Personal amenities such as hat, caps, sunscreen, umbrella etc

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Red Hot Summer Tour offer?

This tour is a day trip from Melbourne to Sovereign Hill, a living museum showcasing the 1850s gold rush era, followed by an evening concert at the Ballarat Red Hot Summer music festival.

How long is the tour?

This would be 10 hours tour, with travel time between Melbourne, Sovereign Hill, and Ballarat.

What time does the tour depart from Melbourne?

Departure times can vary depending on the itinerary. Our tour departure time Between 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

What kind of music is played at the Ballarat Red Hot Summer festival?

The Ballarat Red Hot Summer festival typically features popular Australian and international music acts, often focusing on classic rock and pop artists.

Is there time to explore Sovereign Hill during the tour?

The itinerary should allow for exploration time at Sovereign Hill. You can experience historical demonstrations, explore shops, and learn about the gold rush era.

What type of vehicles are used for the tour?

Melbourne Limo Vans and Buses likely offer a variety of vehicles depending on group size. Inquire about the specific vehicle for your tour.

Is this tour suitable for children?

Sovereign Hill offers a fun and educational experience for all ages. However, the suitability of the evening concert would depend on the specific artist lineup and age restrictions. Check with Ballarat Red Hot Summer for details.

From $140
/ Adult
From $120
/ Child