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  • 03 5332 9199
  • 33 Slatey Creek Road
    Ballarat, 3350
    VIC
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Golden Nugget Discovery Tours

  • Tour
  • Bus / 4WD
  • Guided Tour

We conduct small group wildlife / heritage tours of central & Western Victoria. We can take you to the goldfields region to experience the wildlife & gold boom cities of Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine or the Spa Country of Daylesford/Hepburn Springs to experience the mineral springs and wildlife.

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  • Outback Victoria

    The Outback Victoria small group personalised signature tour travels through small farming towns and over flat fields of wheat to get to the Outback National Parks. We explore the arid landscape of yellow gum and black box woodland of the Little Desert National Park where the endangered Lowan or Mallee Fowl survive. We travel to the vast Mallee park of the Wyperfeld National Park to experience the animals and birdlife of the Mallee and floodplains and shifting sand dunes of the north. You get to see the pink lakes of the largest desert national park, the Murray-Sunset National Park, which has vast areas of undisturbed vegetation. The most northern of the Outback parks is the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, which centres on an impressive lakes system with an abundance of wildlife, majestic river red gums, ancient buloke trees amid rolling sand plains and the distinctive Mallee for which this region is renowned.

  • Ararat + Western Ranges Discovery Tour

    Ararat is an attractive old gold mining town that is the only town in Australia to be founded by the Chinese, experience the Chinese gold mining heritage at Gum San Museum. The western ranges consist of Mt Buangor, Mt Langi Ghiran and the Pyrenees, discover tall forests, waterfalls, dry woodlands, wildflowers and wildlife.

  • Ballarat Discovery Tour

    Discover and experience the legacy of the Ballarat gold rush, still evident in the magnificent architecture and tree lines streets of the city today. Admire the cities Victorian & Edwardian buildings, parks, gardens, Eureka Stockade, churches and Lake Wendouree. Experience wild nature and awesome views from the ancient volcano, Mt Buninyong.

  • Bendigo Discovery Tour

    Discover the majestic buildings and monuments from when Bendigo was the richest city in the world. Another rich aspect of Bendigo's history are the Chinese gold miners, the Golden Dragon Museum and the Joss House are reminders of the Chinese heritage. You experience going down a gold mine and discover wild nature in the surrounding parks.

  • Daylesford + Castlemaine Discovery Tour

    Discover Daylesford, world famous for its Mineral Springs, and rich gold mining history, with its Swiss-Italian cultural heritage. Castlemaine is renown for its historic buildings/homes, arts culture and gracious gardens. Wild nature can be experienced in the Hepburn regional park and Castlemaine Diggings Heritage National Park, the only Heritage National Park in Australia.

  • Golden Victoria

    This small group personalised signature tour takes you into the golden heart of Victoria. Victoria's frenetic goldrush of the 1850's has left a lasting and vivid legacy. You can see the evidence in almost every Goldfields town and city. In the splendid streetscapes of Ballarat, Bendigo, Maldon and Dunolly. In grand buildings such as the Maryborough Railway Station and the Market Building in Castlemaine. You can re-live the goldrush at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat and at the Central Deborah Goldmine in Bendigo.

  • Goldfields Track Walks

    Our Goldfields Track walking tours provides a European travelling walking experience; where you walk past old gold mining relics and through forests close to regional cities and picturesque towns. Eateries for morning tea and lunch are nearby plus your accommodation. Packages from 1/2 day to 3 days departing Ballarat, Creswick or Daylesford.

  • Grand Victoria

    This small group personalised signature Nature / Sightseeing tour of Victoria, that lets you immense yourself in what Victoria has to offer. You will be treated like a guest and not a tourist as we go off the beaten track to see this part of Victoria. Nature tourism is the main theme of the tour as we visit many National, State and Regional Parks to see the flora and fauna.

  • Maryborough + Central Goldfields Discovery Tour

    Discover the heart of the goldfields, Maryborough and the central goldfields with its State parks and myriad of gold towns that seemingly time has forgotten. Its in the central goldfields, that the largest nuggets of gold were found, including the ‘′Welcome Stranger′′ the worlds largest gold nugget.

  • Victorian Southern Ocean Coast

    This small group personalised signature tour takes you along some of Victoria's most picturesque and wildest coastlines of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. The Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Princetown is one of the great scenic coastal drives of the world. The road is carved into cliffs and mountains bordering Australia's most rugged and densely forested stretches of coastline.

  • Victorian Volcanic Plains / Kanawinka Geotour

    his small group personalised signature Geotour lets you explore and discover the geology, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, lava tubes, Aboriginal and early European cultural impacts on these plains to present day Australian lifestyle. The gently undulating volcanic plains of western Victoria are the third largest volcanic plain in the world and are formed of lava flows up to 60 metres thick and are studded with 400 volcanoes which have been erupting over the past five million to eight thousand years ago. The Kanawinka Geopark is Australia's most extensive volcanic province, and has been internationally recogised as the Kanawinka Global Geopark and is one of the most significant and largest provinces in the world. The Geopark stretches across South Western Victoria and South East South Australia. The Kanawinka region gets it name from the geological fault that stretches from Portland (Victoria) to Naracoorte (South Australia). Kanawinka is an Aborignal term meaning "Land of Tomorrow"

  • Western Victoria Touring Route

    This small group personalised signature tour takes you to the Must See places of western Victoria. Along your journey of discovery, you will experience the Great Ocean Road, one of the best coastal drives in the world, the Victorian Volcanic plains, the third largest volcanic plain in the world, the Grampians National Park, with its rugged mountains and wildlife, the Pyrenees with its wineries and the gold rush history of Ballarat.