Bendigo, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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Experience the wonderful contrasts of Bendigo as you explore its vibrant arts hub and flourishing food and wine scene set against its rich history, grand architecture and magnificent gardens. Sample stunning contemporary cuisine in historic buildings, admire modern art in venues new and old, and explore the city's fascinating history at museums, gardens and galleries.

History and heritage
Take a walk or ride on Bendigo's talking tram and explore the city's heritage architecture. Don a miner's hat and dig up a wealth of goldrush history on a tour of the Central Deborah Mine, or explore the city's Chinese heritage at the Golden Dragon Museum. Get behind the wheel at Australia's oldest working pottery, Bendigo Pottery, or admire the delightful conservatory, cascade waterfall and open-air fernery of Rosalind Park.

Art and culture
Discover Bendigo's vibrant arts precinct while wandering along View Street. Pop into 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, and explore the host of smaller galleries and antique stores around town.

For performing arts, catch shows big and small at the elegant Capital Theatre (1873) and the brand new Ulumbarra Theatre, set in grounds of the historic Sandhurst Gaol.

Wining and dining
Take time out to visit some of the 80 local wineries in the renowned Bendigo and Heathcote wine regions. Dine with a view of the vines, sample local varietals at cellar doors, and learn why the area is famous for its magnificent shiraz.

Foodies, prepare to fossick for fabulous local produce – pick up a copy of the Food Fossickers Pocket Guide at the Bendigo Visitors Centre.

Things to do

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Bendigo Easter Festival

25 - 28 Mar 2016

Commencing in 1871, the Bendigo Easter Festival is the oldest continuous running community festival in Australia. It's a celebration of Bendigo's...

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Central Deborah Gold Mine

Central Deborah Gold Mine

Gear up in overalls, a miner's hat and lamp and head into underground tunnels in search of gold in a key mine from Bendigo's 19th century gold rush.

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Bendigo wine region

Bendigo wine region

While red wine lovers flock to Bendigo for the now famous shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, white wine fans should seek out chardonnay and riesling.

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Bendigo Town Hall, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Bendigo city tour

Take an audio tour of Bendigo and discover the beginnings of this Goldfields city, built and developed on the fortunes of gold.

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Golden Dragon Museum and Dai Gum San

Golden Dragon Museum

Experience a living history of Bendigo's Chinese population and explore exhibitions featuring artefacts dating as far back as the Shang Dynasty.

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Rosalind Park, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Rosalind Park

Explore the beautiful old gardens, historic conservatory, fernery, playground and 60 acres of open spaces in Rosalind Park, in the centre of Bendigo.

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Ulumbarra Theatre

Ulumbarra Theatre

Catch big-name performers and cultural events in an extraordinary arts and community complex encircled by the walls of the old Sandhurst Gaol.

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Chinese Gardens, Bendigo, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Chinese history

Discover the rich history and remarkable legacy of the Chinese miners who came to Victoria during the goldrush.

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Pottery Gift Shop

Bendigo Pottery

Explore the gallery showcasing ceramics and artwork or throw a pot on the wheel and create your very own piece of art.

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Bendigo Tramways Vintage 'Talking' Tram

Bendigo Tramways Vintage Talking Tram

Sit back, relax and let the tram do all the talking as you journey through the past 150 years aboard a majestic Vintage 'Talking' Tram.

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Get free WiFi at Bendigo Gallery and the View Street Arts Precinct.


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