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Address: 33 Slatey Creek Road, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: +61 5332 9199
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We conduct personalised small group ecotourism experiences of Western and...

We conduct personalised small group ecotourism experiences of Western and Central Victoria, Australia, which includes the Goldfields region, Grampians National Park, Great Ocean Road, Daylesford Spa country, & the Pyrenees Wine region. It’s the ideal way for couples, small groups and individual travellers to experience the rich gold heritage of Ballarat, Bendigo and other historic gold towns, wine tasting at the wineries, fabulous coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road or getting back to nature in the National & State Parks. Established in 2003, Golden Nugget Discovery Tours is a member of Ecotourism Australia, our tours are Ecotourism Certified and we pride ourselves, for being a Genuine and Authentic Green Tour Operator; our tours are Carbon Offset and Environmentally/Sustainably managed.

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Great Ecotour of the Grampian Mountains

Two couples were picked up at our hotel (the Royal Mail). The guide was very knowledgeable about the geology, geography and culture of the region. We were very comfortable in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Basil R
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Two couples were picked up at our hotel (the Royal Mail). The guide was very knowledgeable about the geology, geography and culture of the region. We were very comfortable in the Mitsubishi 4-wheel drive. The combination of a short walk to elevated vistas, scenic drives and lunch break were all well thought out. It was a full day and one... More 

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thankyou Basil, I enjoyed showing your group the Grampians National Park. Lake Moora Moora seemed to be one of the highlights of the day. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We booked a trip to the Pyrenees wine region for a friends 30th and had an amazing day out. Andrew was a fantastic tour guide and great host from the outset, very easy to deal with and helped us book everything in and explaining the transfers from Melbourne to Ballarat. We visited about 6 wineries, with Sally's Paddock being a... More 

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. I enjoyed your company as we went around Victoria's top wine region More 

Deer Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Picked up from our hotel. 8 wineries, a cheese platter, a gift bag including bottle of wine and a lunch at a top notch winery restaurant. Couldn't have asked for a better tour hosted by the tour operator Andrew Grant of Golden Nugget Discovery Tours. Such a great experience and Andrew's a top bloke.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour in Ballarat thanks to Andrew. He is absolutely enthusiastic and knowledgable about the place. The tour was well-organised so we could visit tremendous spots in such short amount of time. We enjoyed Ballarat tour and it is a must if you choose to visit Victoria.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This tour was led by Andrew our tour guide. Andrew is no ordinary guide. he had excellent knowledge of the Grampians, its history, geology and the fauna and flora at the Grampians. We took a full day tour of the Grampians. Andrew took us to the best spots and gave us options which was very useful to the family. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Andrew picked us up at our accommodation and before setting off gave an outline of what we could expect. The weather was overcast and he was prepared to vary the itinerary to make sure we fulfilled our expectations. Both off road and on road experiences over the day. Andrew is quite knowledgeable on the area. My wife uses a walker... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour! Picked us up from Warrenmang Winery on time & dropped us off after a great full day of visiting many other wineries in the region. Andrew was extremely friendly, helpful & knowledgeable about the region. 😀

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Oxton near Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I were taken around by Andrew, who enthralled us with his knowledge of the area. We went to lots of different wineries and tasted lots of different wines, meeting lots of interesting people along the way. Andrew certainly knew his stuff and I can honestly say that we would recommend Golden Nugget Discovery Tours to anyone. Cheers... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a very worthwhile tour provided by Andrew. We were picked up & returned to our accommodation located in the rural area. Andrew provided very good knowledge of the city and its history. We visited the lookout and various other items of interest. Afternoon tea at Craig's Royal Hotel to break up the tour. City walk guide and explanation... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Our full day tour covered Ballarat township history, history of the gold fields with very interesting information on the geology of the gold fields. This was while travelling to excellent vantage points and then out to remnant gold mining sites. The history of the gold fields, the camps, where they were, the government buildings, everything was covered. To finish it... More 

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