Bendigo is a vibrant and historic regional city in central Victoria full of elegance and splendour. It is an ideal launching pad from which to explore Victoria’s golden heritage, food and wine and wide open spaces.
Dine in the many sidewalk and laneway cafes, discover art galleries and antique stores, and take in stunning, decadent architecture from the gold rush era nestled among century-old gardens.
Garden strolls and talking trams
Take a walk or ride on Bendigo’s talking tram and explore the city’s heritage buildings, including the Alexandra Fountain, the magnificent former post office, the law courts, and the ornate Shamrock Hotel. Slow right down in Rosalind Park with its open air fernery, cascade waterfall and conservatory.
Art and about
Discover Bendigo’s vibrant arts precinct with a wander along View Street. Be sure to check out the Bendigo Art Gallery (1887), which contains a collection of Australian art dating back to the 1850s and attracts significant exhibitions from across the globe. Also explore the Performing Arts Centre (1873) and a host of smaller galleries and antique stores.
At the cellar door
Take time out to visit some of the renowned local wineries. Dine with a view of the vines, visit cellar doors and learn why the region is famous for its magnificent shiraz.
For more, go to www.bendigotourism.com