Golden Victoria

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3 Days Melbourne - Ballarat - Goldfields towns - Bendigo - Castlemaine.

Overview
Immense yourself in the Boom time days of the 1850's Victorian goldrush and follow the path of the gold miners in their search for gold from Ballarat to Bendigo.

Golden Victoria

Day 1 Melbourne - Ballarat

In the morning your Tour Guide will meet you at Southern Cross Railway Station, Melbourne, where we catch our fast train to Ballarat.
Today we discover the city of Ballarat, the first of the large gold fields during the 1850's goldrush.
First we drive to Black Hill lookout to get great panoramic views of Ballarat and then we stop at several important historical locations, including the Red Hill mine site where they found the Welcome Nugget, which weighed 69 kilograms.
We get to walk the inner city along Lydiard Street to view the best examples of gold rush historic buildings in Australia, then stop at the famous Craigs Royal Hotel for morning tea, before driving to the Eureka Centre. The Eureka Centre is the site of the 1854 Rebellion where the miners had an armed conflict with British Army soldiers.
We visit Lake Wendouree just out from the centre of Ballarat which has many recreational uses by the locals and has lots of bird life, namely the black swan.

Summary

Your overnight accommodation is in Melbourne.
From: Halls Gap, Grampians National Park
To: Melbourne
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

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Western Victoria Touring Route

Day 2

Summary

Your overnight accommodation is in the town of Port Campbell.
From: Melbourne
To: Port Campbell, Great Ocean Road
Accommodation: 3.5 - 4 Star Motel/Hotel
Meals: Morning tea, Dinner.
Included Entrance Fees:  Rail Ticket Melbourne to Geelong, Surf World Surfing Museum, Cape Otway Lighthouse, Otway Fly Tree Walk, Great Otway National Park & Port Campbell National Park.

 

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Day 3

Summary

Your overnight accommodation is in the town of Dunkeld.
From: Port Campbell, Great Ocean Road
To: Dunkeld, Grampians
Accommodation: 3.5 - 4 Star Motel/Hotel
Meals: Breakfast  Dinner.
Included Entrance Fees: Port Campbell National Park, Bay of Island Coastal Park, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Maritime Museum.

 

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Tour Summary

Highlights

  • Great Ocean Road
  • Surf Coast Towns – Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay
  •  Cape Otway Lighthouse
  •  Otway Fly tree walk
  •  Otway Ranges rainforests
  •  Shipwreck Coast
  •  12 Apostles
  •  Loch Ard Gorge – Razorback, Twin Islands
  •  London Bridge
  •  Bay of Islands
  •  Warrnambool City highlights
  •  Volcanic Plains lava flows / lava tubes
  •  Mt Eccles National Park – wild animals & birds
  •  Grampians National Park – wild animals & birds
  •  Mt Buangor State Park – wild animals & birds
  •  Ballarat – wetlands, extinct volcano, gold rush history

Prices and Departures

Adult Twin Share / Couple $6082AUD

Adult Single $4389AUD


The price includes all taxes and commissions.
The tour is available all year, EXCEPT over Easter period and the Last 2 weeks of December.
The tour will start on Monday and finish on Friday.


2019 Departure Dates;
04 & 18 August 19,
01 & 15 September 19,
06 & 20 October 19 ,
03 & 17 November 19,
01 & 15 December 19.

 

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions prior to booking

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