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Ararat and Western Ranges Discovery Tour

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Golden Nugget Discovery Tours

Come with Golden Nugget Discovery Tours on a wild nature / heritage experience of the Western and Pyrenees ranges of central Victoria, visiting Mount Buangor State Park to view the shy black wallaby, red necked wallaby and numerous native birds flying overhead as you walk along the fern track walk to see the waterfalls.

Next we drive along a 4WD track for vistas of the surrounding countryside and valleys of the Mount Buangor State Park before going into Mount Langi Ghiran State Park, to see unique wildflowers, an aboriginal art site and wild nature.

Before you enter Ararat, the tour will stop off for some wine tasting at the famous Langhi Ghiran winery. The cellar door has fabulous vistas of the surrounding mountains.

In Ararat the tour will visit the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre which tells the story about the life of the Chinese gold miners who traveled from South Australia and found the rich Canton Lead on the Ararat goldfields.

After lunch the drive will venture into the Pyrenees Ranges to see wild nature and views of the countryside before entering Avoca to discover the gold and wine heritage of the Pyrenees region.

This tour is Ecotourism Certified.

Price & booking

Price

$179.00 - $207.00

Adult cost per person For Melbourne customers the cost includes half rail fare.

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Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 01/03/17 - 31/12/17

    Daily: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tour highlights:
  • Ararat
Facilities:
  • Public telephone
Activities:
  • Off Road Driving
  • Birdwatching

Tour operator

Golden Nugget Discovery Tours conducts small group wildlife, nature and heritage tours of Western and Central Victoria, Australia.

It is the ideal way for couples, small groups and individual travellers to experience the Goldfields region, the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians, Daylesford and Spa country, plus the Pyrenees wine region.

Relive the history and heritage of the gold rush as you visit Ballarat and Bendigo. Explore the small towns of the area, the wild nature of the parks, and the food and wine of the Goldfields.

Walk with your eco-guide along the Goldfields track to discover wild nature and gold rush relics.

See the fantastic coastal scenery, from wide beaches to tall towering cliffs and rainforests of the Great Ocean Road. Walk in the tree tops of the giant mountain ash.

Experience the wild nature of the Grampians with its wildflowers, kangaroos, emus, waterfalls, aboriginal rock art and wonderful views from the cliff tops.

Discover Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and the surrounding Spa region. This region is famous for its mineral springs and spa's.

The Pyrenees wine region makes some of the finest wines of the French Bordeaux variety. Lunch is included at the Warrenmang Vineyard resort or similar.

Memberships:
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia