One of the best outdoor museums, Sovereign Hill is a must do in Melbourne. Discover the colorful history of mining in the region - including the discovery of gold - that dates all the way back to the 1850s. Travel back in time and explore the stage coach route along the Western Highway to Ballarat. Tour through the beautiful town, walk through its gardens, and get a chance to see the magnificent architecture of the 1850s. You can even try your luck at gold panning in Red Gully Creek, and go through the underground caves on the Red Hill mine tour. Depending on what package you choose, you can also enjoy a delicious lunch at the legendary New York Bakery, or go on a VIP wildlife experience where you get to feed some kangaroos and see some koalas up close. While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the Gold Museum too! There's so much to see and do at Sovereign Hill - make the trip for a day well spent.