This beautiful ornamental lake and reserve, set on 18 hectares, was transformed from a dusty mining area in the 1870s. Take a walk around the picturesque lake, enjoy a coffee, a heart warming meal or a delicious homemade gelato. The kids will love the amazing playground and the wide open space to burn off some energy.

Be delighted by the remarkable sights and sounds of Bendigo as your tram tells you about the golden past of the city founded on one of the world’s richest goldfields. This hop-on, hop-off tour stops throughout the city allowing you to explore the attractions, shopping and dining that Bendigo has to offer.

For over 150 years Bendigo Pottery has been famous for creating high quality ceramics. A major tourist attraction, the pottery offers visitors a unique combination of great shopping, hands on clay experiences and the opportunity to step back in time.

The Golden Dragon Museum located within the Dai Gum San Chinese precinct offers you a living history of the Chinese people of Bendigo and Australia with stunning Chinese Gardens. The museum displays processional regalia, intricately carved furniture, delicately embroidered costumes and other renowned items.

Become enthralled by Bendigo’s underworld as you are guided through the honeycomb of underground tunnels with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides. With only the light on your cap to light the path you will discover what conditions as a miner were really like during the harsh gold rush era.

Explore the fascinating world of science through puzzles, riddles, experiments, physical challenges, illusions and interactive displays. You will have so much fun you won’t even realise how much you’re learning!

Established in 1887, Bendigo Art Gallery is one of the oldest and largest regional galleries in Australia. The Gallery’s collection is extensive, with an emphasis on 19th century European art and Australian art from 1800s onwards, alongside a strong collection of contemporary Australian art.

If you’re into walking or riding, get in training for the O’Keefe Rail Trail, fast becoming a Bendigo cycling hotspot. The safe, mostly-level walking and cycling trail is one of Victoria’s great family-friendly journeys. It passes through some spectacular natural bushland, past waterways and recreation reserves.

Bendigo is home to many grand buildings with many colourful tales to tell. Experience the warmth, richness, cultural diversity and the glory of historical architecture from the gold rush era.

From rich, ripe reds to elegant whites, the wines from Bendigo’s gold-bearing soils are a wine lover’s treasure. Many of our boutique wineries offer a welcoming cellar door experience and chances are you’ll even meet the winemaker who’ll be keen to chat about the latest vintage.

There are many golf courses in and around Bendigo. Fancy a hit amongst native eucalypts, with well manicured and undulating greens and fairways? Bendigo is perfect for that golfing weekend away.

The Great Stupa is home to many holy objects. Foremost amongst these is the magnificent Jade Buddha for Universal Peace which is the largest Buddha carved from gem quality jade in the world.

Meaning ‘gather together’ or ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Dja Dja Wurrung people, Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from what was once the Sandhurst Gaol. Visit Ulumbarra to take in a performance by a major national and international performing artists and touring companies, join a guided tour or experience Cell 26.

Bendigo offers a wide range of funky cafés where locally roasted coffee wafts though the air, charming country pubs with a relaxed atmosphere and gourmet restaurants offering fresh local produce and gourmet finesse.