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.
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.
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.
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.
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Drive from Sydney to Melbourne and Melbourne to Sydney for a memorable roadtrip. Find activities and accommodation along the coast and inland. Meet the wildlife, enjoy the food and wine and stay at some wonderful, welcoming cottages, guesthouses, camp grounds and motels. Plan your holiday now.