Over 64 acres, hundreds of stunning projections create an immersive storytelling experience that transports you back in time. The Wadawurrung creation story is told with projections on a magnificent lake, gunfights and protests erupt under the night sky, and the gold rush is brought to life as never before.
Feel the vibrations as stars explode in front of your eyes, watch as the land is transformed by the gold rush, and dive into the chaos of the Eureka Rebellion as you witness the creation and discovery of the world’s most precious metal.
AURA is Sovereign Hill’s totally new immersive theatre experience. Designed by Creative Director Andrew Walsh AM and his Accolade Event Management team of local and international talent, AURA features cutting-edge 3D projection technology to be seen only at Sovereign Hill.
Spend a day at Sovereign Hill, a goldrush town that brings the 1850s to life. With shops, rare trades, schools, a theatre and more, Sovereign Hill is Australia’s foremost outdoor museum and a winner of major tourism awards. See the spectacular $200,000 gold pour, take an underground mine adventure and catch a horse-drawn coach to tour the town.
Booking options include Sovereign Hill day entry and overnight accommodation on-site at Sovereign Hill.
(ages under 5)
(2 Adult, 3 Children)
(1 Adult, 2 Children)
(1 Adult, 3 Children)
Second show only available as required. Daylight saving time ends at 3:00 am on 4 April 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the show re-opening?
Aura will commence for the four nights of the Australia Day long weekend (23/1/2021 to 26/1/2021). The show will continue after this on Saturday nights until further notice.
How can I book tickets?
All tickets must be booked online at bookings.sovereignhill.com.au This is a seated capacity show with requirement to provide contact tracing details.
What is the duration of the show?
Approximately 90 minutes.
Does the show have a reduced capacity due to Covid?
Yes, we are re-opening under current density quotient guidelines, which allow us to have approximately 25% of our full capacity. View the Sovereign Hill FAQs here.
Do we need to wear a Facemask?
Yes, Facemasks are currently compulsory indoors and on our show vehicles.
Is the show weather dependant and what clothing is suitable?
AURA Sovereign Hill recommends warm, casual clothing and flat walking shoes. Rarely due to extreme weather we may cancel, but your show will be rescheduled.
How is AURA different from the old ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ show?
Blood on the Southern Cross was about the Eureka Rebellion and its impact on the development of Australia as a nation.
AURA follows gold from its creation through to its discovery right up until the current day. The Eureka story is told as part of this but in a completely new way and within the context of a much larger story incorporating the history of the local Aboriginal people. AURA is much broader, much more exciting, and delves deeper than ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’.
Is the show in multiple languages?
AURA is currently available in English.
Are there any mobility restrictions?
The show has been designed as an inclusive experience, with new enhanced access transporters and well-lit pathways. Wheelchairs can be accommodated. To make sure everything is ready for your arrival, please let us know if you require a wheelchair ahead of your visit.
Is dinner available before the show?
Dinner will not be available until further notice.
Are photographs or film permitted throughout the show?
Flash photography is strictly forbidden during the show.
Is the show suitable for children?
Parental discretion is required as the show employs loud sound effects and dramatic pyrotechnics. Strollers/prams are not permitted.
Can I use my discount offer?
All existing offers have been suspended until further notice.
Can I book through another site such as RACV?
No, all tickets must be booked online at bookings.sovereignhill.com.au
Can I use my existing booking or gift voucher?
Yes, please contact the booking team on 5337 1199 or [email protected] to make you booking.