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Ballarat Discovery Tours

Tour operated by: Golden Nugget Discovery Tours

Address: 33 Slatey Creek Road, Ballarat, Victoria 3350

Phone: 03 5332 9199  |  Mobile: 0407 542 796  |  Fax: 03 5332 9899  


Golden Nugget Discovery Tours are a leading Ecotourism operator with three high class tours of Ballarat.

The Ballarat Discovery tour is a full day Eco-tour, on this tour discover the legacy of the Ballarat gold rush, still evident in the magnificent architecture and tree lined streets of the city today. Admire the city's Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, gardens, Lake Wendouree, Mt Buninyong (extinct volcano) statues, churches as well as entry to Sovereign Hill / Gold Museum, Museum of Australian Democracy Eureka (Eureka Stockade), and Ballarat Art Gallery. Included - entry fees, morning tea and guide

The Ballarat City Walking tour is the Original walking tour of Ballarat, that brings life to the history and heritage of the inner city streets of Ballarat, included - morning or afternoon tea at the magnificent Craigs Royal Hotel. Walk duration 90 minutes.

The Ballarat Highlights tour is a half day tour which takes you to the iconic places of the city, view the city's Victorian and Edwardian buildings, parks, gardens, Lake Wendouree, statues, churches, lookouts that provides panoramic views of Ballarat. Included - morning or afternoon tea at the magnificent Craigs Royal Hotel, Guide. Does not include entry to Sovereign Hill or M.A.D.E.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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For Melbourne customers the return rail fare is included.


Payment methods accepted

Cash Only  MasterCard  VISA Card 

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

Ballarat Discovery Tour

Departure details: 01/01/15 - 31/12/15

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tour starting location


Mode of transport

  • Four Wheel Drive


  • Off Road Driving
  • City sightseeing


  • Nature based
  • Other
  • Walking


  • Guide
  • Public telephone
  • Public transport


  • English

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

Opening hours

Operate tours daily. If calling on a weekend, please leave a message - calls will be returned as soon as possible.

Monday to Friday
9:00am -5:00pm


  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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