Golden Nugget Discovery Tours conducts nature, sightseeing and heritage tours of Ballarat.

The Ballarat Discovery tour is the ultimate tour of Ballarat, discovering 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, Woowookarung Regional Park, Statues, Churches, Entry to Sovereign Hill / Gold Museum, Eureka Centre (Eureka Stockade site), and Ballarat Art Gallery are Included.

The Ballarat Historical City Walking tour is the original walking tour of central Ballarat, that brings life to this Gold Rush city. Hear the stories of the men and women that made this great city.

Included - morning or afternoon tea at the magnificent Craig's 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, Woowookarung Regional Park, Botanical Garden, Lake Wendouree, statues, churches, and lookouts that provides panoramic views of Ballarat.

Included - morning or afternoon tea at the magnificent Craigs Royal Hotel, entry to Ballarat Art Gallery, Eureka Centre (Eureka Stockade site).

Type Indicative prices

Cost per Adult. Melbourne customers catch a return journey V/Line train (own expense) from Southern Cross Railway Station to Ballarat Railway Station, where your guide will meet you.


Price is for children aged 6 to 15 years old. Children five years and below are free



Morning or Afternoon tea on all Ballarat tours. Ballarat Discovery Tour - Entrance fees to Eureka Centre, Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 18/01/19 - 31/12/19

    Daily: 08:00am - 06:00pm

Tour highlights:
  • Ballarat City
    Grand architecture, historic precincts, stately gardens and broad tree line streets make Ballarat an Historic treasure trove to discover. Lake Wendouree, was the 1956 Olympic games rowing and canoeing venue, is today a great place to unwind. The Botanical gardens are a great place to explore with the Prime Ministers Avenue and floral displays. The Ballarat Art Gallery has the best works of art depicted Ballarat in the gold rush days The Eureka Centre on the battle site of the Eureka Rebellion tells of the struggles of the gold miners against Government oppression. Sovereign Hill is an outstanding outdoor Museum, where you can be involved in the gold rush days of past, ride a stagecoach, pan for gold, go down a mine or shop in Main Street.

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.

  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
33 Slatey Creek Road North, Invermay Park, Victoria, 3350

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