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Golden Nugget Discovery Tours

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Address: 33 Slatey Creek Rd, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 5332 9199
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Wonderful 4wd Full day Grampians Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Andrew took us to some excellent wineries. His tour bus was very comfy & cosy on a very chilly day. He was informative, accommodating & friendly. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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

Hello Marian, It certainly was a cold day, a good excuse to try out the fabulous Reds from the Pyrenees wine region. I had a great day showing you all around the Cellar Doors, and lunch at Warrenmang winery was excellent as well. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

We had a great day with Andrew and felt we got the maximum out of our time in the Grampians. He has first class knowledge of the wildlife and geology of the area, and the pace was just right with good opportunities for photography. We had good stops for morning coffee and lunch, we would highly recommend Golden Nugget Discovery... More 

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

Hello Martin, Good to hear from you. I am glad you enjoyed the day touring the Grampians National Park. Have you seen your photo on the Golden Nugget Discovery Tours Facebook page. It was nice meeting you and Sue,, Cheers Andrew More 

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