Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Majestic Mythical Marvels Come to Sovereign Hill

Home > Melbourne > School Holidays | School Holiday Activities | Kids | Family | Day Trips
Published December 14th 2014

These school holidays, the 'Majestic, Mythical Marvels' are coming to Sovereign Hill, turning the 1850s outdoor museum into an unbelievable sight to behold!

This brand new attraction created by Erth (the talented team behind the Dinosaur Petting Zoo) will have whole family in awe.

Come along from 26th of December, 2014 (Boxing Day) and meet The Miner, The Blacksmith, and The Lady of the Goldfields.

These incredible larger than life human-operated puppets will wander through the goldfields, interacting with visitors and depicting life in a gold-rush town in grand-scale style.

Each of the characters are brought to life through sophisticated design, electronics and theatrical presentation. They are distinctly assembled out of the components which make up their respective profession; for example The Miner comes complete with a shovel, gold pan and bucket, while The Lady of the Goldfields is resplendent in lace dress and antique watch-face.

Measuring over 3 metres in height, children and adults alike are welcome to get up close and personal with the 'Majestic, Mythical Marvels'; their moveable body parts, mechanical wizardry, and whimsical designs are sure to stimulate the imagination.

"On the back of our hugely successful Christmas in July program, where dazzling light projections lit up our buildings, we wanted to create something completely different for our visitors to experience. These larger than life puppet creations will allow people to immerse themselves into the goldfields in a unique way," says Jeremy Johnson, CEO at Sovereign Hill.

In addition to the 'Majestic, Mythical Marvels' children can also participate in a fun range of interactive activities including gold panning, mine tours, coach rides, candle-making, bowling and the full range of daily Sovereign Hill favourites.

Sovereign Hill is an easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne, and ample free and unlimited parking on-site. Sovereign Hill was recently awarded Victoria's Major Tourist Attraction at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.

Sovereign Hill is the ultimate school holiday destination this Summer! It is open daily from 10am.

General admission costs $49.50 for Adults and $22.00
 for Children (ages 5-15). Concession and Family passes are available.

For more information on the upcoming school holiday program at Sovereign Hill please call (03) 5337 1199 or visit

Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  14
Share: email  facebook  twitter
When: Boxing Day (Dec 26th) 2014 26 January 2015
Where: Sovereign Hill
Cost: Adult - $49.50, Children - $22.00
Your Comment
Those mechanical costumes are amazing.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2478 days ago
More Melbourne articles
Articles from other cities
Top Events
Popular Articles