Immerse yourself in the rich stories of a golden past, explore stunning heritage architecture fashioned in a time when Bendigo was the richest city in the world.
Bendigo Town Hall Tours operate regularly on Wednesday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 11:00am. During the height of the gold rush the civic fathers of Bendigo were displeased with the practical appearance of their municipal building.
A redevelopment of the Town Hall was commissioned to reflect the exuberance and splendour of Bendigo's golden age. The masterpiece that now commands the site was the creation of W.C Vahland who went on to become one of the city's most revered architects.
Decorative plaster adorned with 22 carat gold leaf, befitting a European palace, holds the stories of a city built on gold. Your guide will take you on a journey throughout including the opportunity to explore the current city council chambers, which would not be complete without spending a moment at the Mayor's table.
Restoration of the splendid building was completed in 2003, it certainly remains as it was at the turn of the century, the jewel in Bendigo's crown.
The Bendigo Visitor Centre is the best place to start your Bendigo experience. It is a one-stop shop for accommodation bookings, event information and bookings, things to do information, historical details and for finding the perfect Bendigo memento.
Discover hidden treasures inside one of Bendigo's most beautiful historic buildings, originally the Post Office, opened in 1887. This classic example of Renaissance Revival style architecture now operates as the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre. It is now also home to the Living Arts Space, showcasing the best of local artisans, and the Post Office Gallery, showcasing the region's heritage.
The Bendigo Visitor Centre is forging an Australian leadership role in the delivery of innovative visitor servicing programs and has been recognised for its achievements by winning state tourism awards and also the prestigious Australian Tourism Award in March 2011. The Bendigo Visitor Centre awaits the opportunity to welcome you to Bendigo.
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