The Ballarat Highlights Tour is a sightseeing tour taking you around the golden city of Ballarat, showing you the heritage and historic places of the 1850's gold rush, plus modern Ballarat as well.

On tour you will see and experience great views of Ballarat from several lookouts, walk through the Botanical Gardens and amongst the heritage buildings of Lydiard Street, plus morning tea at the famous Craigs Royal Hotel.

Walk through the Botanical Gardens seeing the heritage trees, flower beds in bloom and Prime Ministers Avenue. Drive around Lake Wendouree with its boat sheds, war memorials and numerous water birds.

Visit the Eureka Centre and learn of the Eureka Rebellion, where the miners fought with the Government forces.

Visit the Gold Museum where you can learn about the life of the gold miner on the goldfields and the immense amount of gold that was discovered in Ballarat.

Experience the wild nature of the forests and wildlife on the outskirts of Ballarat with a drive and walk in Woowookarung Regional Park.

Type Indicative prices

Adult per person. Melbourne customers take a V/Line train (own expense) from Southern Cross Railway Station Melbourne to Ballarat Railway Station, where your guide will meet you on the platform.


Children prices 6 to 15 years. Children 5 years and under Free.



Pick Up and Drop Off from your Ballarat and region accommodation, Pick Up and Drop Off at Ballarat Railway Station for Melbourne customers, Entry to Eureka Centre, Entry to Gold Museum, Air conditioned tour vehicle, Ecotourism Green Leader guide, Morning tea at Craigs Royal Hotel.

Days of operation:
  • Contact Us to find out when day tour is operating. No Minimum numbers required to run tour.

Tour highlights:
  • Ballarat City
    Highlights are; Eureka Centre, Gold Museum, Lydiard Street, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Lake Wendouree, Arch of Victory and Remembrance Drive, Great views of Ballarat from several lookouts, Woowookarung Regional Park, War memorial, Craigs Royal Hotel.

Golden Nugget Discovery Tours is a leading Victorian Ecotourism tour operator. They conduct small group nature, sightseeing, heritage and wine tours.

It's the ideal way for couples, small groups and individual travellers to experience the many regions of Victoria, such as Goldfields, Great Ocean Road, Grampians, Daylesford and Spa country, Murray region, Southwestern coast, Victorian Volcanic Plains plus the Pyrenees and Southern Grampians wine region.

Relive the history and heritage of the gold rush as you visit Ballarat and Bendigo.

Walk with your eco-guide along the Goldfields track to discover wild nature and gold rush relics.

See the rainforests, tall cliffs and 12 Apostles coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road and the wide wilderness beaches of the Southern Ocean south-west.

Experience the nature of the Grampians with its wildflowers, kangaroos, emus, waterfalls, aboriginal rock art and wonderful views.

Discover Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and the Spa region. This region is famous for its mineral springs and spas.

Experience the Murray River region, with an eco river cruise, National park visits and river ferry boat history at Echuca and Swan Hill.

Travel the Silo Art Trail of the Wimmera Mallee, stopping at the many murals painted on the old grain silos.

The Pyrenees and Southern Grampians wine regions make some of the finest wines in Victoria. Taste the fine wines and food of both regions.

  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350

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