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Address: 33 Slatey Creek Rd, 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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Awesome tour and fantastic guide

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2016
Zep R
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

A great tour with Andrew. The day went at just the right pace - I never felt rushed. Lovely lunch, wonderful scenery and great tour guide. Thanks Andrew,

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Andrew provides an entertaining & informative narrative on the history of the Ballarat city center. He has a very good knowledge of the area & the walk around the city buildings showcases the area very well. He is a great ambassador for the city & his tour is well worth doing

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

Thankyou for your kind words. I enjoy showing this city built on gold to visitors, Lydiard St is certainly stunning. More 

Buninyong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Andrew must be commended for his knowledge, entertainment and professionalism. We recently took Nocturnal wildlife tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Andrew was very engaging answering all our questions and going the extra mile to see that we had an enjoyable and educational experience. Great value for money, we felt we should have paid more!!

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

We were lucky to see the micro-bats, and there were plenty to entertain us. The lack of water in the main dam was a disappointment, as we couldn't see the animals/birds come down for a drink. I am glad you enjoyed the evening, as i enjoyed showing you the Nocturnal wildlife. More 

Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

We had such a wonderfully personalized day on the Pyrenees winery tour with our host Andrew. We overindulged on beautiful wines, cheese and panna cotta beyond our expectations. Will be suggesting this tour to our friends and family, a must do!!

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

Thankyou Elizabeth, I enjoyed taking yourself and Andrew to the Pyrenees Wineries Cellar doors, the Equuis winery was quite a good find. Andrew More 

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 

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