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Blood on the Southern Cross

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
+61 3 5337 1199
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Amazing experience

This is an experience not to be missed. It explores our rich gold history with a spectacular sound... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bevan P
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Melbourne, Australia
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We all loved it

What a great show. I took my three kids to see this show on the recent school holidays and we all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
justmevoula
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Colac, Australia
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‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ is an explosive multi-million dollar sound-and-light show like nothing you’ve ever seen before!The story of the Eureka Rebellion, a dramatic battle between gold miners and Government forces at Ballarat on 3 December, 1854, is retold nightly by ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’, Sovereign Hill’s acclaimed sound-and-light spectacular.Set under the night skies at Sovereign Hill, ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ involves no actors – just voices, dazzling sound-and-light effects and a stunning open-air set. Visitors travel across the site on a comfortable transporter and view much of the action from the re-created Free Trade Hotel on the Eureka Diggings.To make the most of your ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ experience, enjoy a two-course, pre-show dinner which includes beer, wine and soft drink served at your table. Then stay overnight at Sovereign Hill!Ask about our special package deals which include day entry to Sovereign Hill, dinner, show and on-site accommodation at Comfort Inn Sovereign Hill. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.
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Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3352, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an experience not to be missed. It explores our rich gold history with a spectacular sound and light show. Very informative. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

Thank Bevan P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great show. I took my three kids to see this show on the recent school holidays and we all loved it! I highly recommend this show.

Thank justmevoula
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After many years successfully presenting this Eureka based experience the Blood on the Southern Cross is closing at the end of July 2018. If you haven't seen it yet and can get to Ballarat this last week of July then do yourself a favor and...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The show running for many years, 47 years I understand; is now coming to the end. What a shame, but something new is to take its place. Despite the rain and cold weather, the show went on with all the interesting information and special effects...More

Thank Clive S
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

In a school holiday want to let your kids having fun. Bring them to sovereign hill blood on the Southern Cross night show . You can put yourself in to hundred years ago. Imagine yourself in the. Gold rush time . Understand the history of...More

Thank Wailee m
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We started our evening with dinner in the Charlie Nappier Hotel - great meal to start the evening The show is an amazing account noise and light show of the Eureka stockade The show commences in the Theatre and then progresses outside to the working...More

Thank Kyramykala
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is a fabulous multi-site venue that really brings history to life. The story is clearly explained with amazing changing landscapes to highlight each aspect. We were there as a small group with 4 groups of primary school children. Plenty of room for everyone and...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Lovely dinner followed by an encompassing show highlighting the struggles of times. Goods value for the day spent.

Thank Steve Y
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We knew little about Australian history, so even less about Southern Cross. However, after this trip we now know much about the area. A worthwhile experience, including a short movie, a walk around part of the Sovereign Hill site, and then a 3 dimensional re-enactment...More

Thank fredandmay
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We went there while in the area entertaining a couple from England and even though I had been there before I still rated the experience It made our visitors aware of a part of our history and they really liked the entertainment it provided If...More

Thank Robin K
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Sorry must have been a delay this question just popped up. It's not included but it's so worth it. We hadn't been in 10 years and we took our daughter to see it we all loved it. If you've been I hope you enjoyed it we can't... More
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