|Sovereign Hill town|
Our 2nd day in Melbourne, and we are going for gold! Yes, we spent our day in an old mining town in Victoria, Australia.
Long after the gold has run out, the town has retained its rich gold heritage in the form of opulent buildings, fountains and tourist attractions.
And if you want to experience how it was during the gold rush, Ballarat has Sovereign Hill.
|Old world appeal @ Sovereign Hill|
|The farms during the 1850s|
|A typical gold panning site|
|Town's bulletin board|
|Marching along the streets of Sovereign Hill|
|The Church and the Fire station|
|From the medicine man|
|A typical vehicle back then|
|A costumed lady sitting on a porch enjoying the crowd|
|Sovereign Hill sites|
|Smelting, candy-making, and candle-making|
And yes, we did found gold!
Check-out my other posts on Australia:
Day 1 in Melbourne - Of wombats, koalas and penguins
The Majestic 12 Apostles of Victoria, Australia
Through the New South Wales countryside
Four days in Sydney