Dec 192018

Whether you are a true blue Aussie or a curious tourist, Ballarat’s Sovereign Hill is an absolute must-see these school holidays. Travel back in time and find yourself in the 1800’s, surrounded by thousands of adventurers who travelled to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune. Wander through Main Street and meet the ‘locals’ wearing their old costumes, pan for real gold (and keep it!), visit an old school or theatre, catch a horse-drawn coach and so much more.

Sovereign Hill is a real family destination with great things to see and do (day and night!) for visitors of all ages, it’s an experience that’s absolutely worth the trip. The award-winning family tourist attraction is authentic and offers fantastic value for money. There are so many memories waiting to be made and the photo opportunities are countless! Don’t worry, even if you can’t make it to Sovereign Hill you can still own your own little momento of Australian history as the Sovereign Hill online store is filled with fabulous gifts, here are some of my favourites:

You don’t have to pan for gold to get your hands on a slice of the precious metal. From an adorable Floating Gold Bottle or Floating Gold Pendant to Glass/Gold Plated Native Animals or Wattle Design Jewellery, there are some beautiful gold souvenirs to choose from. My top pick is the Sovereign Hill Medallion, plated with Australian gold and mounted in Australian timber. What a special keepsake!

If you have a sweet tooth you are spoilt for choice with lots of delicious treats that would make a lovely souvenir to share at home (or just enjoy by yourself). Raspberry Drop Fudge, Raspberry Drop Chocolate Frogs and of course the famous boiled sweets that are hand-made the traditional way right there at Sovereign Hill, which one will you taste first? Prices start at just $1.50 so they make a lovely stocking filler for Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, Sovereign Hill has put together five wonderful Gift Hampers that are perfect for families to share or as a company gift for the festive season. Each hamper contains a handpicked selection of Sovereign Hill goodies eg. sweets/lollies, chocolates, nougat, chutneys, jams, sauces, candles and more, it’s Sovereign Hill luxury at its best! Hamper prices range from $30-$100, so there is a fitting hamper for every occasion and every budget.

To find out more about Sovereign Hill, to book your tickets and to order your favourite souvenirs online visit

For your chance to win a Sovereign Hill family pass (admits 2 adults + up to 4 children) hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter. Good luck!