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Address: 33 Slatey Creek Road, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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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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Grampians day walk

We had a wonderful day with Andrew exploring the Grampians. He is very knowledgeable and was able to adjust our tour as the day unfolded due to it being a very hot day.Thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gary S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day with Andrew exploring the Grampians. He is very knowledgeable and was able to adjust our tour as the day unfolded due to it being a very hot day.Thoroughly recommend Andrew as a great Eco guide.

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

Hello Gary & Tammy, I am glad you enjoyed the walking tour of the Grampians. At least we were able to walk a section of the Grampians Peak Trial in the morning before it became to hot. The river afternoon walk to Fish falls was a much pleasant walk in the afternoon. Thankyou Andrew More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Great way to discover a regional town (city), take a 4 hour tour with Andrew. Very knowledgeable the town and it's history (particularly the gold rush). Learnt a lot about Australian history (eg the Eureka Stockade) that we should have known already. Would recommend his tours to anyone else wanting to see and learn about the local areas. One minor... More 

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

Hello Clive, I am glad you were able to stay in Ballarat and see this wonderful city built on gold. It was a pleasure to show you both around Ballarat, I now include entry to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, which you were able to see. Point taken on the air-conditioning, its difficult when the temperature is in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This was a great tour, highly recommended! We were travelling in a camper van, which did not allow us to travel on unsealed roads. Therefore we asked our guide Andrew to show us those parts of the Grampians that we could not get to in our van. He tailored the tour exactly to our wishes. We saw lots of wildlife,... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Andrew is knowledgable of the region and the wines, and generous with his time. We were picked up at home, and he dropped all our purchases back before finishing the day off in town. He specialises in small groups, which made our tour all the more enjoyable and personalised. It was such a nice contrast to being herded around with... More 

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

Hello Stienar The Pyrenees wine region is one of the best wine regions of Victoria. One of the best things with our wine tour is we have small numbers on tour, and there is no time pressure, so you can enjoy the ambiance of the wine / winery. It was great meeting you and your parents, I am glad they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

This was a great tour, highly recommended! We were travelling in a camper van, which did not allow us to travel on unsealed roads. Therefore we asked our guide Andrew to show us those parts of the Grampians that we could not get to in our van. He tailored the tour exactly to our wishes. We saw lots of wildlife,... More 

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

Hello Richard & Helga, We were able to see lots of wildlife on the day of your tour, sometimes i dont see as much wildlife. I think the highlight would be watching the wedge-tailed eagle flying low over us. I enjoyed your company and showing you the Grampians Thankyou Andrew More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Andrew our guide collected us and after discussing what we wanted treated us to a very enjoyable day. We visited some great vineyards and met some of the owners who gave us interesting information about their wines and some generous hospitality. Andrew not only was a mind of information about the wineries, natural habitat and the area in general but... More 

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

Hello Margaret & John, Thankyou for your kind words. The Pyrenees wine region of Victoria, is an exceptional area for its great wines, its what I call Victoria's wine secret as most people know of only the more popular wine region. Hopefully the wine will bring you pleasant memories of Australia kind regards Andrew More 

Sunshine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

We were looked after by Andrew who took us to 6 great wineries around Avoca. He picked us up from Billabong B&B in Avoca and we had a great cheese platter to start the day and then Beautiful lunch at Warrenmang. The food and wine was Gorgeous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This is totally private trip in daylesford! And the tour guide was very nice ...I would be join it again!!

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

Thankyou for your kind words, Daylesford/Hepburn Springs is a great part of Victoria. I was pleased to show you this Spa town. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We had our tour with Andrew yesterday in the Grampians and we had a ball of a time. He was very knowledge of the area and very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended tour 10/10! Thank you Andrew :D

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

Hi Alice, Great meeting you and Nathan, we had a good day, how good was the weather for us - perfect. I am glad you enjoyed the Grampians, its a pretty special place. You should try and get up there from September to November, the park is full of colour from the wildflowers. One good thing about having a tour... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Today, Andrew Grant (owner of Golden Nugget Discovery Tour, Ballarat) took us on a guided walking tour of fabulous downtown Ballarat. Andrew has a great relaxed and pleasant presentation style and he is very knowledgeable. We enjoyed his stories about the history of Ballarat and Victoria, the historic buildings and early settlers. Thank you for a great tour. All the... More 

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

Hello Sharron, It was a pleasure meeting yourself and James. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the tour, the buildings in the main streets of Ballarat sell themselves. The weather was cold, but that is a typical Ballarat winters day. All the best for the rest of your travels, have a safe trip home. Andrew More 

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