Sovereign Hill

Trip Start Jun 29, 2006
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Trip End Mar 27, 2007


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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

We arrived at Ballarat today and stayed at a camp site that was approx 500m from Sovereign  Hill, a 1800's Goldmine Town.

Sovereign  Hill is a purpose built 'themed town' to show you what the goldmines town used to look like... they even have a river in the town where you can pan for gold (that is put in the river each morning - only specks, but you catch my drift!).

We went did a tour of a 'pretend' goldmine, which was built for the tourist industry, but you also get to sit in a real mine that was discovered when they were building the pretend one!
We also watched melted gold get turned into a goldbar worth $80,000.00.... nice!

I liked Sovereign Hill, it reminded me of a really lame Disneyland!
We went to the cinema tonight and watched 'The Guardian'.... I really liked this film, but it was a bit predictable!
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