Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Bendigo

Golden Dragon Museum & Gardens

Bendigo’s Chinese heritage sets it apart from other goldfields towns, and this fantastic museum is the place to experience it. Walk through a huge wooden door into an awesome chamber filled with dragons and amazing …
Top Choice Gallery in Bendigo

Bendigo Art Gallery

One of Victoria’s finest regional galleries (founded in 1887), the permanent collection here includes outstanding colonial and contemporary Australian art. It includes works by the likes of Russell Drysdale, Arthur …
Top Choice Landmark in Bendigo

Bendigo Talking Tram

For an interesting tour of the city, hop aboard one of the restored vintage ‘talking’ trams. The hop-on, hop-off trip runs from the Central Deborah Goldmine to the Tramways Museum every half-hour, making half-a-doze…
Arts Centre in Bendigo

Bendigo Pottery

Australia’s oldest pottery works, the Bendigo Pottery was founded in 1857 and is classified by the National Trust. The historic kilns are still used; watch potters at work, admire the gorgeous ceramic pieces (all fo…
Church in Bendigo

Sacred Heart Cathedral

You can’t miss the soaring steeple of this magnificent cathedral. Though construction began in the 19th century it was only completed in 2001 with the installation of bells from Italy in the belfry. Inside, beneath …
Historic Site in Bendigo

Central Deborah Goldmine

For a very deep experience, descend into this 500m-deep mine with a geologist. The mine has been worked on 17 levels, and about 1 tonne of gold has been removed. After donning hard hats and lights, you’re taken down…
Historic Site in Bendigo

Victoria Hills Historic Mining Site

Back in the day this sprawling site was the world's deepest gold mine. Today you can wander by its relics and open-cut mines that date to the 1850s, and climb up the poppet head for wonderful views. In 100 years of …
Park in Bendigo

Rosalind Park

In the city centre, this lovely green space is reminiscent of a London park with lawns, grand old trees, fernery, 19th-century statues and the fabulous Cascades Fountain, which was excavated after being buried for 1…
Historic Building in Bendigo

Sandhurst Gaol

Originally opened in 1863, this Pentonville-designed prison (decommissioned in 2005) has recently been converted into the slick Ulumbarra Theatre. To visit you'll need to sign up for its twice-weekly tours to see it…
Buddhist Site in Bendigo

Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

In Myers Flat, just beyond Bendigo's city limits, this Buddhist stupa, surrounded by gum trees, promises to be the largest stupa in the Western world (with its 50m base and a height of 50m). When completed it will h…