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.

The tour takes you all over Ballarat to admire the city's Victorian and Edwardian buildings, Botanical gardens, Lake Wendouree, Mt Buninyong (extinct volcano), Woowookarung Regional Park, Statues, Churches.

You walk down Lydiard Street, with its impressive gold rush buildings, where your guide will tell of stories about the men and women that made this great city.
Morning tea is the famous Craigs Royal Hotel.

Experience the native forests and wildlife of Ballarat as you drive and walk in Woowookarung Regional Park and the ex volcano of Mt Buninyong.

Step back in time to 1860's as you wander around the Sovereign Hill outdoor museum. Take a stage coach ride, pan for gold in the creek, shop in Main st, watch the blacksmith or see a pure gold ingot with $150,000 being poured.

At the Eureka Centre learn about the Eureka uprising which led to a battle between the gold miners and the British army.

Entry to Sovereign Hill / Gold Museum, Eureka Centre, Ballarat Art Gallery are all Included.

Cost
Type Indicative prices
Adult

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

$185.00
Child

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

$104.00

Inclusions

Entrance Fees to Sovereign Hill, Eureka Centre, Gold Museum. Morning tea.

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.

Membership:
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350

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