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Ballarat Heritage Tours

Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 1300 961 153
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Felt like a little kid again!

My husband, sister and I visited Ballarat last weekend for the day and knew enough about the area... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Rachel C
Not to be missed

Andrew is a skilled and engaging historical storyteller. His repertoire grasps Ballarats' rich... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Julie G
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Discover the city build by gold on a fully guided walking tour exploring historic downtown Ballarat.
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  • Very good2%
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“his knowledge” (10 reviews)
“walking tour” (10 reviews)
“two hours” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 1300 961 153
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

My husband, sister and I visited Ballarat last weekend for the day and knew enough about the area to know we didn't know much, so decided a guided tour would be a good thing to kick things off. Well! We certainly got more than we...More

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Andrew is a skilled and engaging historical storyteller. His repertoire grasps Ballarats' rich heritage and breathes life into the character, politics, impact and significance of events surrounding the gold rush era and Eureka Stockade. Valuable and meticulous lessons are embraced through Andrews vernacular and his...More

Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We came to Ballarat for the day and had not organised anything before we arrived. It was a very cold and damp day and yet Andrew was happy to take a tour with just the 2 of us. As others have said, he is very...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Only two of us on Andrew's tour today. It was a chilly morning but we really enjoyed the tour. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend this tour.

Thank nzsmith
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Andrew’s knowledge and clarity explaining the history of Ballarat while connecting the creation of “Marvellous Melbourne” was outstanding. We received a well phrased and enjoyable tour, quite an education really. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Ballarat. We must also say we enjoyed Andrew’s passion for...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Tour was very entertaining and the old Ballarat Gaol part was interesting and horrifying, well worth the walk

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I think this is a must do tour, I was amazed at how Ballarat must have looked picturing the soldiers sitting up on the hill watching over the miners. The stories of all the travesty’s that occurred & the notable visitors that frequented Ballarat.

Thank Alltheriversrun
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Andrew Sharpe, our "walking tour" guide took our group of 8 on a delightful, informative and light hearted stroll around the streets of central Ballarat explaining in great detail the city's fabulous history. To a person, all of our group found Andrews knowledgeable tour an...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I can't recommend Andrew and his tour enough. He took us through Ballarat's golden history by basically walking us along one street, Lydiard Street, and bringing it to life with superb storytelling. I loved the history of the Gold Rush and Ballarat's subsequent development, but...More

2  Thank pauldaffey27
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Andrew's enthusiasm doesn't wane as he transports you back to the glory days of Ballarat . Like a history lesson coming to life i looked with fresh eyes at buildings and places that now had context thanks to Andrew's well researched stories. Very modestly priced,...More

1  Thank kent f
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Kathleen K
6 May 2018|
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Response from Andrew S | Property representative |
Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your enquiry, we would be very happy to provide a tour for you this June. Tripadvisor does not allow contact details to be posted here, so please search for us online. Kind regards... More
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