Victoria, Australia

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Bendigo is loaded with attractions no matter what you are into! Nature, food and wine, adventure, festivals, nightlife, shopping or wildlife you will find so many things to add into your day that you may not even know where to start first. Bendigo is a place where you can soak up the culture, history, heritage and arts and combine it with family fun, thrills, spills and days of relaxation. Explore the city, venture out to it surrounds, see the neighbouring attractions, towns and have a holiday filled with fun and enjoyment.

Just a short drive from Melbourne, within the Goldfields of Victoria, Bendigo is a vibrant city with many highlights such as the authentic deep shaft mine at Central Deborah Mine where you can go deep underground on an informative tour or perhaps you might like to ride the Vintage Talking Tram that will take you right throughout Bendigo where you can learn about the past of the earlier days of the gold rush era and there are also shopping precincts, malls and streets that are lined with many treats such as boutiques, cafes, restaurants, bars and nightly entertainment.

Sample some of the local cuisine, take a food and wine tour, visit the cellar doors, vineyards and wineries where you can sample mouth watering award winning wines which will certainly be a wine lover’s paradise. Explore the backcountry, set out on bush walking track through the state parks and forests where you will discover wildlife, flora and fauna, stunning landscapes and pristine surrounds, and you will soon come to realise why Bendigo was given the name of a city within a forest. There is the Chinese Joss house, the Golden Dragon and Chinese displays and festivals through the year that showcase the strong influence the Chinese have held in Bendigo over the years. Walk through the beautiful Botanical Gardens, spend the day by the banks of one of the lakes, rivers or reservoirs in and around Bendigo where you have a lovely picnic and day out with the family.

From the Discovery Science and Technology Centre, to the Adventure Park, Wildlife & Reptile Park right through to the numerous walking and cycling tracks winding their way through the city, you will find so many attractions to keep you entertained for hours on end. Fossick for gold, take to the skies for a hot air balloon ride, bush walk through Whipstick Forest or have a go at the many water activities such as water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and boating out on the water. Whether you are after complete indulgence, relaxation and pampering or perhaps you are looking for something the whole family can enjoy or something to get the blood pumping a little, there are just so many attractions in Bendigo there are simply too many to list them all.

Learn about the gold rush days in the many museums and galleries, take a sightseeing tour through the city, wander through the local farmers markets that are held here frequently or step out for the night in the vibrant city centre where you will find many bars, nightspots, pubs and accommodation. Bendigo is a city brimming with attractions so start planning your trip away so that you will have the chance to experience them for yourself.