Group Tours of Buninyong

Looking for an interesting place for a field trip?

Planning a program of outings for your club or society?

We invite you to consider a visit to historic Buninyong, Victoria's first inland settlement.

Many beautiful early buildings live on in Buninyong and a guided tour of the former Library, the Italianate Court House and Town Hall and the Uniting Church (est. 1847) can be arranged. The Ballarat goldfields were initially discovered at Buninyong and a tour of the historic gold sites can also be incorporated into your tour.

The geology of the area is also worth considering as the town is nestled at the base of the dormant volcano, Mount Buninyong, and surrounded by many small volcanic cones such as Mount Innes which offer excellent views from their summits. Local stone wall fences are also a picturesque sight.

Plan your tour to explore our atmospheric Botanic Gardens, planted with assistance from Baron Von Mueller.

The Buninyong Visitor Information Centre would be delighted to help you plan your own tour and to provide local people with real knowledge of the town to accompany you on your tour. You can include a stop for morning tea or lunch at a local café or the Buninyong Hotel.

Usual cost: $2/head or $50 (minimum) per bus. Donations appreciated.

Location: Melbourne: 90 minutes, 120Km; Geelong: 50 minutes, 80 Km.

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Buninyong Botanic GardensAutumn's golden carpet in the Buninyong Botanic Gardens


Self-guided Tours of Buninyong

You can also take one of several self-guided tours of Buninyong & District using the booklet, "Buninyong Heritage Walks" as your guide. The booklet costs $5 and is available from several outlets in Buninyong, including the Visitor Information Centre at 408 Warrenheip Street. It includes three self-guided walks around the township and some scenic drives in the district, accompanied by historical notes, beautifully reproduced photos and several full-colour maps. "Buninyong Heritage Walks" can also be purchased in advance from the Buninyong & District Historical Society by including $1 postage. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information or to place your order.

The current Buninyong Visitor Guide (below) is a handy guide to Buninyong. It includes maps, photos and lots of local information. Print copies are available from the Buninyong Information Centre.

2024 Buninyong Visitor Guide
Buninyong Visitor Guide

It's all about Buninyong & District

This site aims to cover all aspects of public life in Buninyong and the surrounding district, including neighbouring Mt Helen and nearby hamlets such as Scotsburn, Clarendon, Lal Lal, Yendon, Navigators, Magpie, Napoleons, Scotchmans Lead, Durham Lead and Garibaldi.

If you can't find what you are looking for on these pages, clicking a link to one of the local community groups, businesses or services with specialised knowledge should bring the answer.

Alternatively, you can email us at the Buninyong Information Centre  and we will do our best to follow up your query.