Indulge in some retail therapy, grab a drink or a bite to eat or catch one of the many events that take place in Bendigo’s central shopping precinct.
Hargreaves Mall is a pedestrianized shopping precinct in the heart of Bendigo. While not a destination in itself, the mall makes a convenient place for retail and dining options and sometimes hosts local events. Bendigo itself is a popular town to visit for its fascinating gold mining history and Victorian colonial-style architecture.
Take a stroll down Hargreaves Mall and enjoy the chance to mingle with the locals. With its benches and large trees , the pedestrianized precinct is also a pleasant spot to sit and absorb the Bendigo atmosphere on a sunny day. Watch the children play in the water feature that sprouts from the pavement and enjoy their laughter.
Check out the artworks displayed on the giant screens in the central events area. Browse the shops if you’d like a souvenir from your Bendigo visit or take a seat at a café to enjoy a meal and watch the world go by. Hargreaves Mall has banks and cash point machines to top up your wallet afterwards.
Time your visit to catch one of the many events that are held in the mall throughout the year. The Moonlight Market is a popular summer event with arts and craft and specialty food stalls and live music to entertain everyone. The annual Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival brings the city alive each summer. Check Bendigo’s community website to see what’s on when you arrive to make sure you don’t miss out.
The shops and cafés have varying opening and closing times. On-street parking is available close by and there is a multilevel car park just to the northeast of the mall on Hargreaves Road. Bus stops are located on Mitchell Street adjoining the mall to the southwest. It is easy to reach the mall on foot from your location if you are staying in central Bendigo.