With its stately buildings, timeless elegance, beautiful parklands and the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Bendigo is perfect. Just less than two hours out of Melbourne as you travel along the Calder Highway within the Gold Fields region of Victoria, Bendigo is a city that is loaded with activities, attractions, history and heritage. Bendigo was once a gold rush town but has today formed one of the biggest inland cities in the state where you can see elegant architecture; huge wide tree-lined streets and will be perfect for your Victorian holiday. With its many sidewalk cafes, eateries, restaurants, antique stores, art galleries, museums and parklands, the main city hub alone of Bendigo offers attractions galore.
Bendigo was one a boomtown of the gold mining days but still today there are constant reminders of the past as you step back in time at the Central Deborah Gold Mine where you go underground and learn about the gold rush days or perhaps an informative tram ride is more your style where you can visit Rosalind Park with its cascading waterfall, conservatory and open-air fernery or a walking tour through the city to see the heritage buildings is what you are after. With history tours, outdoor adventures, food and wine tours, family fun and nightlife in the city centre, these are just some of what you can look forward to on your holiday in Bendigo.
There are annual calendar events that are attractions you must not miss out on which include the Bendigo Easter Festival in March, the Bendigo Winemakers Festivals in April, the Sheep and Wool Show in July, or perhaps the Wine and Food Festival in October interests you. The city of Bendigo is a place for all travellers where you can tour through picturesque parks and gardens, sample award-winning wines from regional vineyards and cellar doors, dine out for a dining experience to remember and bring the family for a holiday with a difference. No trip to Bendigo is complete without a walk down Pall Mall street where there is endless shopping and a must-see is the largest gothic cathedral in the southern hemisphere, Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral. With its hilly suburbs and surrounding bushland, you can explore the great outdoors, set out on many walking tracks, cycle your way around or spend time by the water as there are many lakes and reservoirs in and around Bendigo.
Accommodation here suites all travellers, whether you are after something just for yourself or for many people you can book into a motel room, bed and breakfast, cottage, caravan park, spacious self-contained apartment or vineyard estate. Plan the perfect romantic getaway, family holiday with the kids, backpacking stopover or business trip to Bendigo with the variety of accommodation that will place you close to the many attractions and activities that you can do here. Bendigo is a city of many treasures, to many to list them all, so why not find out what you can include into your trip to this beautiful city of Victoria and start packing your bags. Soak up the atmosphere; learn about the history and heritage of Bendigo, let the kids have a holiday unlike any other and whatever your passion may be, you will find many things of interest to fill up your days with here in Bendigo.