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Enthusiastic, fun, great experience

The tour was genuinely good fun. Andrew has a passion for local history and an enthusiasm that is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dan B
Melbourne, Australia
Captivating historical tour of Ballarat!

Andrew is one of those engaging and deeply knowledgable guides who makes history come to life. I've... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lisbon, Portugal
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Discover the city build by gold on a fully guided walking tour exploring historic downtown Ballarat.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 1300 961 153
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was genuinely good fun. Andrew has a passion for local history and an enthusiasm that is infectious. A definite highlight and a great way to get an overview of the very colourful history. I requested for the tour on a weekday in winter...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Andrew is one of those engaging and deeply knowledgable guides who makes history come to life. I've never heard accounts of events like the Eureka Stockade told in such an easy-to-follow yet detailed and interesting way. Despite it being a cold winter's day, Andrew was...More

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Reviewed 9 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
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
Reviewed 8 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

Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed 3 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
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

Thank MiaHere2017
Reviewed 19 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 19 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
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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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