The Ararat and Western Ranges Discovery Tour lets you discovery a wild nature and 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 you drive along a four-wheel-drive 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 Langi 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 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.
Cost per Adult. Melbourne customers catch a return journey V/Line train (own expense) from Southern Cross Railway Station Melbourne to Ballarat, where your guide will meet you.
Cost per child 6 years - 15 years. Children five years and below are free
Morning tea, Mount Buangor and Langi Ghiran State Parks, Wine tastings at Grampians and Pyrenees cellar doors, Entrance to Gum San Chinese Museum, Personalised Ecoguide.
Days of operation:
Departure details: 18/01/19 - 31/12/19
Daily: 08:00am - 06:00pm
Golden Nugget Discovery Tours conducts small group nature, sightseeing, heritage and wine 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 spas.
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.
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