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  • Bendigo Art Gallery

    www.bendigoartgallery.com.au

    Established in 1887, the gallery hosts an outstanding collection of permanent displays and exhibitions

  • Bendigo Pottery

    www.bendigopottery.com.au

    Tourist complex depicting Bendigo pottery history, pottery demonstrations and sales, gardens

  • Bendigo Regional Park

    parkweb.vic.gov.au

    Located on the southern side of Bendigo, this park preserves relics of gold mining history including building foundations, mine shafts and mullock heaps

  • Bendigo Tramways

    www.bendigotramways.com

    Take a 4 kilometre trip on Bendigo's vintage Talking Tram with its crafted seats, stain glassed features and intricate workmanship. The journey passes a number of attractions including the Alexandra Fountain, Sacred Heart Cathedral and Lake Weeroona. Also visit the tram museum situated at Australia's oldest operating tram depot and workshop.

  • Central Deborah Gold Mine

    www.central-deborah.com

    Located at the terminus of the vintage "Talking Tram", Central Deborah Gold Mine allows visitors to explore a real gold mine on an underground tour, 61 metres below the surface. Not for the faint-hearted, this journey through tunnels and tombs is an adventurous day trip for those who are keen to don a miner's lamp and hard hat to sample the sights.

  • Confectionery Capers

    www.confectionerycapers.com

    Located in Junortoun (10 km east of Bendigo), this tourist attraction includes hundreds of mechanical & language displays which have hidden or oblique meanings, dozens of crazy machines, old internal combustion engines, model trains, and indulges the taste buds with a range of tasty confectionery

  • Discovery Science & Technology Centre

    www.discovery.asn.au

    Hundreds of hands-on exhibits and discovery activities, including a planetarium, designed to appeal to a broad range of visitors

  • Golden Dragon Museum

    www.goldendragonmuseum.org

    Uncover the heritage of Bendigo's Chinese people at this museum which is home to the 100 metre long Sun Loong imperial dragon

  • Goldfields Track

    www.goldfieldstrack.com.au

    The Goldfields Track covers a distance of 210 kilometres, taking in historic mining areas and a variety of natural features. It is divided into three smaller tracks and follows the top of the Great Dividing Range, connecting the cities of Ballarat and Bendigo. The 90 kilometre Wallaby Track starts at Mount Buninyong, passing through Ballarat, Creswick and Daylesford. The 60 kilometre Dry Diggings Track extends from Daylesford to Hepburn Springs and Castlemaine. The 60 kilometre Leanganook Track section links Castlemaine with Bendigo.

  • Greater Bendigo National Park

    parkweb.vic.gov.au

    Spanning over 17,000 hectares and featuring abundant spring wildflower displays, the park features relics from gold mining activities, forestry and eucalyptus oil production

  • Joss House Temple

    www.bendigojosshouse.com

    The heritage-listed Joss House was built in the 1860s as a house of prayer by Chinese immigrants working as miners in the goldfields. Discover the world of Chinese culture, learn about their religious rituals and what life was like for those during the Gold Rush period.

  • O'Keefe Rail Trail

    www.railtrails.org.au

    A 50 kilometre walking and cycling trail between Bendigo's Lake Weeroona and Heathcote, via the town of Axedale. It passes through areas of native woodland and wildflowers, with a causeway across Lake Eppalock.

  • R.S.L. Military Museum

    www.bendigorsl.com.au

    Housed in the former Soldiers Memorial Institute, the museum showcases an extensive range of wartime military memorabilia from the Bendigo area.

  • The Capital

    www.thecapital.com.au

    Bendigo's Performing Arts Centre is a hub for shows, exhibitions, events and functions

  • Ulumbarra Theatre

    www.ulumbarratheatre.com.au

    Located at the historic Sandhurst Gaol, this performing arts complex includes a 950 seat theatre which hosts stage productions and concerts