Bendigo

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Bendigo which includes a city

Cosy bars and restaurants, artists’ workshops and boutique shops lie behind heritage façades in this regional city and living museum of gold rush-era architecture.

Bendigo is Victoria’s third-largest city and features some of the finest Victorian-era architecture in the region, due to its opulent gold rush heritage. Wander through the historic city centre to find stately buildings dating back to the 1850s, now occupied by boutique stores, art galleries and restaurants serving excellent local produce and wines.

Plan your trip in Bendigo at the Tourist Information Centre, located in the historic old post office in Pall Mall, the city’s main strip. Take a walking tour of the city centre or jump aboard the historic Bendigo Tramway and find the Chinese Museum and Chinese Garden. Here, you can learn about Bendigo’s rich multicultural heritage, which boomed during the gold rush years. Check out the magnificent Sacred Heart Cathedral, a towering Gothic structure dating back to 1896.

Near the cathedral is Rosalind Park, a charming green oasis with a fountain. Take the short but steep stroll uphill to the Bendigo Mosaic and Poppet Head Lookout, a tower constructed from an old mine shaft. Take in city views from the top. Also near Rosalind Park is the Bendigo Art Gallery, which has a distinctive historic façade complemented by a modern extension. The street opposite the gallery is a well-known antiques strip.

Visit the Central Deborah Mine, just outside of the city centre, to tour around the historic goldmine’s surface or deep into its eerie shafts.

As evening falls, head to Chancery Lane, a humming alley filled with atmospheric bars and restaurants. This spot is also a great place to visit by day for a fun shopping experience. Head to the Capital, Ulumbarra Theatre or Engine Room and see a performance or musical act.

Explore outside the city to find scenic wineries and farmsteads with restaurants or cellar doors. Try Bendigo’s famous shiraz or a locally brewed beer. Visit the Bendigo Markets and local farmers’ markets on alternating weekends to shop for Bendigo’s high-quality produce and crafts. Nearby Epsom features Australia’s oldest ceramics workshop, Bendigo Pottery.

Bendigo is just over 90-minutes’ drive from Melbourne. You can also reach Bendigo from Melbourne and Adelaide via Victoria’s regional V/Line railway service. Hot summers and mild winters make Bendigo a pleasant city to visit in any month.

Quality Hotel Lakeside Bendigo
Quality Hotel Lakeside Bendigo
3.5 out of 5
286 Napier Street, Bendigo, VIC
The price is AU$125 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in the heart of Bendigo, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Weeroona and Lake Weeroona Park. White Hills Sediments Geological Reserve and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"Near the lake and city. Well located"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2021

Quality Hotel Lakeside Bendigo
Quest Bendigo Central
Quest Bendigo Central
4.5 out of 5
228 Mccrae Street, Bendigo, VIC
The price is AU$169 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Golden Dragon Museum, Ulumbarra Theatre and Rosalind Park. Bendigo Art Gallery ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (800 reviews)
"Walking distance from restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and places of interest."

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2021

Quest Bendigo Central
All Seasons Resort
All Seasons Resort
4 out of 5
171-183 Mcivor Highway, Strathdale, VIC
The price is AU$149 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
This family-friendly Bendigo motel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Bendigo Club, Greater Bendigo National Park and Grassy Flat Reservoir ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (991 reviews)
"Very clean & tidy. Spacious rooms and decent bathroom. Really liked the pool a ms the sauna."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2021

All Seasons Resort
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A-line Holiday Park
A-line Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
5615 Calder Highway, Big Hill, VIC
The price is AU$98 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Located in Big Hill, this campsite is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Lansell Plaza Shopping Centre and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Charcoal Gully Bushland Reserve. Kangaroo Flat ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (383 reviews)
"The stairs in the room were steep and scary but the cabin was very clean and had exactly what we needed for our weekend away"

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2021

A-line Holiday Park
Allawah Bendigo
Allawah Bendigo
4 out of 5
45 View Street, Bendigo, VIC
The price is AU$119 per night from 23 Oct. to 23 Oct.
Situated in Bendigo, this apartment building is steps away from Bendigo Art Gallery and The Capital-Bendigo's Performing Arts Centre. Rosalind Park and Queen ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (289 reviews)
"The building was lovely and furnishings nicely done. Very quiet."

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2021

Allawah Bendigo
Tilly's Cottage- close to hospital and showgrounds
Tilly's Cottage- close to hospital and showgrounds
183 Arnold Street, Bendigo, VIC
Located in North Bendigo, this family-friendly Bendigo cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Ulumbarra Theatre and Golden Dragon Museum. Hargreaves Mall and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (80 reviews)
An enjoyable stay
"We enjoyed our stay at Tilly's cottage; it was close to most things that we wanted to do. The cottage was well set up, clean and comfortable, and it was great to be able to have our dog inside with us. The garden was beautiful. (I do have to agree with a previous reviewer; the heater is pretty noisy.) ..."

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2021

Tilly's Cottage- close to hospital and showgrounds
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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