Step back in time to an era when gold was on everyone’s mind and people flocked to the Ballarat region to try their luck.

Melbourne Touring Company's private, small group tour explores the historic gold town of Ballarat and Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill.

Sovereign Hill recreates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851.

Explore the site where Australia’s history comes to life – from the hustle and bustle of Main Street and its colourful characters , to the gold mines deep underground.

Experience the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for real gold, and keep it!

On this private tour you’ll enjoy a drive around the historic town of Ballarat and a visit to a gold shop before heading to Sovereign Hill.

Melbourne Touring Company's experienced guides will share their knowledge of the history behind the Victoria’s gold rush and the stories of the people who took part in it.

Melbourne Touring Company offers customised, flexible, fixed price tours for up to 13 guests.

Let the others rush.

Visit the website today learn more about their range of tours or to explore your travel requirements.

Type Indicative prices

GROUP SIZE PRICE 1 - 3 People A$799 4 - 6 People A$949 7 - 9 People A$1199 10 - 13 People A$1399

$799.00 - $1,399.00


Bus and driver/guide Personalised pick up and drop off Standard entry fees to Sovereign Hill Bottled water

Explore the stunning scenery of Victoria on a private tour with Melbourne Touring Company.

Choose between one, two or three day private small group tours and personalised charters. Visit Victorian destinations known for their world-class attractions and spectacular scenery.

Popular tours include Great Ocean Road and the penguins at Philip Island. For nature lovers, the Grampians and Wilson's Promontory will be highlights of your trip. Small, modern buses and experienced guides ensure a memorable, customised trip.

Melbourne Touring Company was established in 2016 by John Stapleton, who wanted to offer something different to Victoria’s millions of visitors.

Let the others rush.

  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
39 Cameron Road, Box Hill North, Victoria, 3129

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