Golden Nugget Discovery Tours takes you on a journey to the gold rush city of Bendigo. Bendigo in the 1880's, was deemed the richest city in the world, the goldmines descended over a kilometre beneath the surface to get the gold from the quartz reefs.
The Bendigo Discovery Tour takes you to the iconic places of Bendigo, showing you the heritage buildings and 1850's gold rush sites, as well as modern Bendigo that has made this such a grand city.
Descend underground at the Central Deborah Goldmine, then travel on the vintage trams that travel along Pall Mall to view the 19th Century streetscape grandeur.
Discover the life of the Chinese miners at the Golden Dragon Museum and Bendigo Joss House. Visit Bendigo Pottery, the oldest pottery in Australia, and taste the fabulous wine at Balgownie Estate. Walk through Box-Ironbark forests with your Eco-guide, to see native fauna and flora.
This tour is Ecotourism Certified.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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For Melbourne customers the cost includes return rail fare.
Cancellation and booking policy
Cancellation of bookings seven days or more from departure will result in 10 per cent cancellation fee. Between one and six days there is a 25 per cent cancellation fee. Within 24 hours there is a 50 per cent cancellation fee. Failure to take tour there is a 100 per cent cancellation fee. If the tour operator cancels the tour, all monies payed by the customer will be refunded.
Days of operation
Departure details: 01/01/14 - 31/03/14
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Tour starting location
Golden Nugget Discovery Tours conducts small group Ecotourism 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 National Park, Daylesford and Spa country, plus the Pyrenees wine region.
Relive the history and heritage of the gold rush times as you visit Ballarat and Bendigo, see Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, and experience the Chinese heritage of Bendigo. Explore the small towns and villages of the old goldfields, the wild nature of the parks, and the fabulous food and wine of the Goldfields. Walk with your guide along the Goldfields track to discover wild nature and gold rush relics
See the fantastic coastal scenery, from wide sandy beaches to tall towering cliffs of the Great Ocean Road, as well as the cool temperate rainforests of the Otway ranges. Experience walking in the tree tops of the giant mountain ash, to the wonder of the 12 Apostles.
Immerse yourself in the wild nature and open spaces of the Grampians National Park, with its wildflower displays, kangaroos, wallabies and emus. Discover the waterfalls and wonderful views from the cliff tops, to the aboriginal rock art and valleys of open spaces.
Discover the Mineral springs of Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and the surrounding Spa region. The region is famous for its mineral springs and fine food. Walking tours of Goldfields Track around Daylesford and Creswick are a great way to discover the region.
The Pyrenees wine region was named after the French Pyrenees, and this region makes some of the finest wines of the French Bordeaux variety. Lunch is served at the award winning restaurant of the Warrenmang Vineyard resort or similar if Warrenmang is not available
Office hours. After hours use phone, fax or email for bookings enquiries.
Other tours by this operator
- The Ecotourism Association of Australia
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land