3 October 2019: Please be aware that tours are not available on Melbourne Cup Day, 5 November 2019 due to shortage of guides. Combined J Ward/Aradale tours are available on Monday 4 November 2019.
Tours are conducted each Sunday and Wednesday at 11am and 2pm, by Friends of J Ward volunteers. Extra tours are organised for public holiday weekends (see below). Group bookings can be made by special arrangement.
Tickets can be purchased online (below), by cash or card on the day or at the Ararat Visitor Centre:
Ararat and Grampians Visitor Information Centre,
91 High Street, Ararat.
Phone: 1800 657 158
Concession applies to Aged Pensioners, Seniors Card holders and pre-booked groups of ten or more. Group tours can be organised at any time. The cost is $18 per head for minimum of 10 people, or $180.
Special extra tours run at 11am and 2pm on:
A special deal is offered each Wednesday and Sunday where a ticket can be purchased for $30.00 p.p. which entails the bearer to a J Ward and Aradale Tour on the same day. It is recommended on a Wednesday that the ticket holder take the 10am J Ward Tour and then do the 2pm Aradale Tour. See below for details.