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.
Designed by the brains behind White Night and Sovereign Hill’s historical experts, AURA is a completely new kind of experience. A 3D Space & Time Cinema, state-of-the-art projections and detailed historical sets combine to create a physical story that places you in the centre of the action.
Before the show, why not spend a day at Sovereign Hill? A town that brings the 1850s gold rush to life. With shops, schools, a theatre and more, Sovereign Hill is Australia’s foremost outdoor museum. See the spectacular $160,000 gold pour, venture underground to explore the gold mines or catch a horse-drawn coach and tour the town. You can purchase your ticket when booking for AURA.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the duration of the show?
Approximately 90 minutes.
Are pre-bookings recommended?
Pre-bookings are ESSENTIAL and can be made online, via email: [email protected] or by phone on 03 5337 1199.
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.
Is the show suitable for children?
Parental discretion is required as the show employs loud sound effects and dramatic pyrotechnics.
Are there any mobility restrictions? (duration of walking)
The show has been designed as an inclusive experience and wheelchairs can be accommodated. To make sure everything is ready for your arrival, please let us know ahead of your arrival.
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 food and drink permitted on the show?
Food and drink will be available as part of a pre-show dinner. No food or drink may be consumed during the show.
Is AURA available in other languages or suitable for the hearing impaired?
Currently, the show is unavailable in other languages and unsuitable for the hearing impaired.
Are photographs or film permitted throughout the show?
Flash photography is strictly forbidden during the show.
Are discounts available?
Currently discounts are not available.
Are strollers allowed at the show?
Strollers/prams are not permitted.