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Ararat & Western Ranges Discovery Tour

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Golden Nugget Discovery Tours

Golden Nugget Discovery Tours conducts small group Ecotourism, wild nature and heritage tours of Western and Central Victoria.

On this Ecotourism certified tour you will journey to discover the Western and Pyrenees ranges of Victoria,

On route to Ararat, you stop off at Mount Buangor State Park to view the shy black wallaby, numerous native birds and waterfalls on the fern track walk.

You will drive along a 4WD track for vistas of the surrounding countryside and valleys of the Mount Buangor Park before going into Mount Langi Ghiran Park, to see unique wildflowers, an aboriginal art site and wild nature.

Wine tasting at the famous Langhi Ghiran winery cellar door before entering Ararat.

Learn about the life of the Chinese gold miners at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, the Chinese miners travelling from South Australia found the rich Canton Lead on the Ararat goldfields.

You travel to Avoca to discover the gold and wine heritage of the Pyrenees wine region
Taste fabulous Pyrenees wines at nearby cellar doors, before we drive up into the Pyrenees Ranges to see the views and wild nature

The tour takes travellers to gold rush towns of Creswick, Clunes, Avoca, Ararat and Beaufort.

Price & booking


$179.00 - $207.00

Adult cost per person For Melbourne customers the cost includes return rail fare.

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Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 25/02/16 - 31/12/16

    Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tour highlights:
  • Ararat
  • Public telephone
  • Off Road Driving
  • Birdwatching

Tour operator

Golden Nugget Discovery Tours conducts small group wildlife, nature and heritage tours of Western and Central Victoria, Australia.

It is the ideal way for couples, small groups and individual travellers to experience the Goldfields region, the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians, Daylesford and Spa country, plus the Pyrenees wine region.

Relive the history and heritage of the gold rush as you visit Ballarat and Bendigo. Explore the small towns of the area, the wild nature of the parks, and the food and wine of the Goldfields.

Walk with your eco-guide along the Goldfields track to discover wild nature and gold rush relics.

See the fantastic coastal scenery, from wide beaches to tall towering cliffs and rainforests of the Great Ocean Road. Walk in the tree tops of the giant mountain ash.

Experience the wild nature of the Grampians with its wildflowers, kangaroos, emus, waterfalls, aboriginal rock art and wonderful views from the cliff tops.

Discover Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and the surrounding Spa region. This region is famous for its mineral springs and spa's.

The Pyrenees wine region makes some of the finest wines of the French Bordeaux variety. Lunch is included at the Warrenmang Vineyard resort or similar.

  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia