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LGBT+ Friendly 3 Day Tour The Grampians, Daylesford & Ballarat
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LGBT+ Friendly 3 Day Tour The Grampians, Daylesford & Ballarat

This is a private LGBT+ tour experience. <br><br>Visit some of Victoria lesser know, but equally as beautiful areas. From the 'Gay Capital' of Australia - Daylesford, discover some its hidden charms, colourful locals and diverse shops and restaurants.<br><br>The tour highlight is Grampians National Park. Whilst similar to that of the Blue Mountains in Sydney, this National Park is often wrongly overlooked. It requires slightly more effort to reach, but once there, you will be glad of the effort. We will kangaroo's in the wild, experience local Aboriginal custom and visit some incredible lookouts, walking tracks and waterfalls. You really will be at one, with Mother Nature.<br><br>En-route back to Melbourne on the final day, we will stop in at the historic town of Ballarat and visit some of its best loved visitor attractions.
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C... wrote a review Aug 2020
Traralgon, Australia18,270 contributions1,772 helpful votes
I can remember as a teenager (as a passenger in a car) going through this arch and being somewhat awed by the size of it and by it's contrast to the landscape around it. I leaned forward from my position in the back seat and asked my Aunt and Uncle what that was... so they explained it was for the War and the trees that we were passing were for a memorial to the war as well. I have seen many arches around the world now, but it's interesting how this one stands out vividly in my memory as my first. How ironic that the world was reeling from the effects of the global Spanish flu pandemic when his Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, arrived in Ballarat to officially open Ballarat’s Arch of Victory on 2 June 1920. When I visited here it was days off the state of Victoria going into lockdown again because of Covid. And further with the women's movement gaining momentum around the world that this arch was funded by female employees of Eleanor Lucas's lingerie factory. The arch commemorates those who served in World War One. It forms the entrance to the Avenue of Honour. The Arch of Victory remains intact but memorial plaques were added in 1954 and 1987 to commemorate those who served in World War Two and in the conflicts in Korea, Borneo, Malaya and Vietnam.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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MrDavetheSarks wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne, Australia19,591 contributions492 helpful votes
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Remember this from when we would drive under it as kids. Rather impressive, especially as it sits at the end of the Avenue of Honour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Simon B wrote a review Jan 2020
City of Greater Geelong, Australia1,760 contributions158 helpful votes
Passed under arch in car and drove the avenue of honour. My boys gasped at knowledge each signed tree (Avenue of Honour) was in remembrance of a WW1 fallen soldier. Sad but beautiful treed road to ensure we never forget their sacrifices.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mel D wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia33 contributions4 helpful votes
Our motel was on Sturt Street so we passed under the Arch of Victory quite a bit. It was especially beautiful at night, as it was nicely illuminated. Definitely worth a look.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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roy v wrote a review Dec 2019
Traralgon, Australia3,924 contributions642 helpful votes
This is a very fitting monument on Ballarats main road, very impressive, something you are more likely to see in Europe. Continuing on from it is the tree lined Avenue of Honour. This is a 22 kilometres of highway with hundreds of trees planted on each side each with a plaque in front of it with the name and details of a person who had served in the first World War. What a great sight and a marvellous memorial to them all. Well done to the people who made this happen many years ago. Lest We Forget.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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