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Golden Nugget Discovery Tours

33 Slatey Creek Rd, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Wine Tour

Andrew took us on a wine tour of the Pyrenees last weekend and we loved it! Andrew was very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom K
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Pyrenees Wine Tour

This tour was absolutely amazing. My husband and I were very impressed with Andrew's knowledge of... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2018
Jaf8130
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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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33 Slatey Creek Rd, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Andrew took us on a wine tour of the Pyrenees last weekend and we loved it! Andrew was very knowledgeable and his selection of five winery’s for the day was perfect! Lunch provided by Blue Pyrenees and a cheese platter at Sally’s Paddock, all in...More

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tom & Grace, The day was certainly perfect for your wine tour, the sun shone all day. Thankyou for your kind words about the tour, I enjoyed your company, and I hope you enjoy the wine that you have purchased - All Good Pyrenees...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

This tour was absolutely amazing. My husband and I were very impressed with Andrew's knowledge of the region and all the wineries within it. We were picked up in a 6 seater van that was very comfortable at 9.30am from our hotel and were told...More

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Hello Janneke, Thankyou for your nice comments. It was a pleasure meeting you and Nicholas and taking you around the fabulous Pyrenees wine region. Definitely one of the best kept secret wine regions of Victoria, the Cabernet and Shiraz are the Best. I hope to...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Andrew was a great host & took us to some lovely wineries. Would highly recommend Andrew for a tour and knowledge of the area

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Hello Kylie, I enjoyed showing yourself and friends around the Pyrenees Wine region. Gavin would have enjoyed his Birthday wines, and Lunch was good at the Avoca Hotel. Good to hear that Toni enjoyed her steak. Thankyou for your nice comment Andrew

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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Andrew was a great host and tour guide. We managed to visit 5 wineries of varying size - but all were great! Lunch at Avoca was brilliant and a great way to finish at Mitchell Harris wine bar!More

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Hello Sash, Good to hear that you and the rest of the boys enjoyed the day. The Pyrenees Wine region has some of the best wines in the country. I have to agree that Lunch at the Avoca Hotel was excellent, the hotel has a...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

We had a very interesting morning. Andrew was a very knowledgeable host who certainly knew Ballarat well. We had an extensive tour of the highlights of the City and his knowledge of the local plants and wildlife was also good.More

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Hello Suzanne & Adrian, Thankyou for your comment on the Ballarat Highlights Tour. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Ballarat, as this city has a lot to offer to visitors. Woowookarung Regional Park is a new addition to the tour to show visitors...More

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Had a really relaxing, informative and enjoyable day out from Ballarat to the Pyrenees with Andrew. Easy-going and well-organised, Andrew ran the day without missing a beat, taking us to all the main wineries around Moonambel and Avoca. Thought the highlight was Taltarni's revamped cellar...More

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Hello Alistair & Simone, Thankyou for the review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your day, the weather was perfect for getting out and about the wineries. Taltarni have done a great job on their cellar door and their wines are pretty impressive as well....More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic day from Ballarat to the Pyrenees region. We were picked up from our hotel, visited x4 wineries including a 2 course lunch stop and a cheese platter along the way. Andrew was a fun tour guide and incorporated everyone on the...More

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thankyou for your comment Amelia. I enjoyed meeting and talking to you and Allon on the tour. A great day of warm weather, great wines and fine food. If you are ever down this way again, take a wildlife or city tour with us. Kind...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

It was a nice and interesting trip with andrew to the grampians national park! No problems with understanding for native germansMore

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

Hello Florian, Thankyou for your review. It was nice to meet you, and I am glad you were able to see the Grampians National Park during your short stop in Australia. As well as the spectacular natural scenery, you were able to see some of...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

I got in touch with Andrew regarding a wine tour in the Victorian Pyrenees. Excellent communication prior to the tour. We got picked up on time from our motel in Avcoca around 10am then headed off to visit a few wineries. We managed to get...More

Thank Andrew M
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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2017

Hello Andrew, It was great to me yourself, Alysia, Grant and Jo. I am glad you had a good day visiting the Pyrenees Cellar Doors. We were lucky to have the Summerfield Winery Easter Sale. Great bargains for Excellent wines. The chiefs at Warrenmang winery...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Andrew picked us up in the morning, taking us directly to Avoca. Our first stop was at Sally's Paddock Winery, where we were greeted with a cheese platter to nibble on while tasting. After sampling a number of excellent wines we made a few purchases,...More

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renault25, Owner at Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2017

Hello Tony, Thankyou for your kinds words, I enjoyed showing yourself and Helen the Pyrenees Wine region. Yes they do have excellent wines, all the different winery cellar doors have a particular wine which they do very well. Warrenmang restaurant always put on a delicious...More

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