Escape the city to a truly unparalleled conference and events venue. Location Located in the historic city of Ballarat, Sovereign Hill is an 80-minute drive from Melbourne and 70-minute drive from Melbourne Airport. Overview Whether you’re planning for a retreat for 10, a team building activity for 100 or an incentive program for 4000, consider it done. Sovereign brings to life Australia’s 1850s Gold Rush where real gold flows in the creek and visitors will feel like they’ve just stepped back in time. Winner of many Victorian and Australian tourism awards, Sovereign Hill has twice been awarded Major Tourist Attraction in Australia. Highlights - A warm welcome awaits your group with costumed characters and ‘Wanted’ posters throughout Sovereign Hill with some of your delegate’s names - Non-stop entertainment including live goldfields music band, exciting street theatre, photographic opportunities, sweet making, candle making, and gold pouring demonstrations - Fully guided underground gold mine tours - Specialty 1850s style shopping - Hands-on and interactive activities such as gold panning, candle dipping and nine pin bowling - Unique team building activities including ‘Race Around the Hill’ - Victorian Goldrush-style function rooms with all the necessary modern facilities - Have one of your delegates ‘arrested’ by a trooper - colonial style! - Dinner packages with ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ - a nightly sound-and-light spectacular held nightly at Sovereign Hill - Narmbool rural homestead located just a short drive from Ballarat set on 2000-hectare sustainable farmland offers function space and accommodation Catering Award-winning Delaware North Companies Australia is the sole caterer, renowned for excellence in quality dining and service with menus created from local produce. Blood on the Southern Cross By night, Sovereign Hill presents its spectacular, multi-million dollar sound-and-light show ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’, the dramatic battle of the 1854 Eureka Uprising (a legendary Australian story). A two-course meal is also available on-site prior to the show. Accommodation Accommodation is available on-site at Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill. There are a variety of room options including recently refurbished Governor’s rooms and Sovereign Rooms - all with complimentary WIFI and a full hot breakfast. Parking Ample free parking is available.