Welcome to Bendigo

The city's stately gold-rush-era architecture is reminiscent of a pocket-size London, and the world-class art gallery, fascinating Chinese history and Tibetan Buddhist temples come alive during multicultural festivals. It's a good spot for the outdoors, too, whether you're exploring the city surrounds by bike, indulging in a spot of gold prospecting or hitting the nearby vineyards.

The Dja Dja Wurrung and the Taungurung peoples of the Kulin Nation are the traditional custodians of the Greater Bendigo region.

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Bendigo activities

$13.06 Tours & Sightseeing

Bendigo Vintage Talking Tram Tour

Catch a beautifully refurbished Vintage Talking Tram from Tram Stop 1 at Central Deborah Gold Mine. Trams run half hourly throughout the day starting at 10am. We recommend downloading the timetable from our website. The tram tour is a one hour round trip for those who have limited time, however your ticket is valid throughout the day, so you can hop on and off as often as you like. Free parking is available at all the tram stops except the City Centre stop (Tram Stop 2). The tour, which includes an onboard commentary, takes you through the centre of Bendigo past key landmarks, including: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Alexandra Fountain, Rosalind Park, the Shamrock Hotel, the Old Post Office and Law Courts; the Conservatory gardens, Chinese precinct and Lake Weeroona.  The tour is also within walking distance of numerous scenic parks and tourist attractions, including: Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Art Gallery, Golden Dragon Museum, Discovery Science and Technology Centre; Bendigo Tramways Depot and Workshop; Bendigo Woollen Mills, the Bendigo Joss House Temple and Peppergreen Farm. There are great dining options within walking distance of all the Tram Stops. Our friendly tram drivers and conductors are there to help with any questions you have about the city and will gladly assist you with some "insider" tips on what else there is to do during your Bendigo break.

$23.22 Cultural & Theme Tours

Central Deborah Gold Mine Experience Tour

• 75 minute walking tour with an expert tour guide. • Kit-up in a hard hat and miner's lamp. • Descend 61 metres underground via an industrial lift. • Explore an authentic gold mine that operated during the gold rush era. • Uncover the unique geology of Bendigo and see gold in its original state. • Experience pitch darkness, rock drill, bogger and explosive displays. • Hear about the unique characters that worked on the Bendigo Goldfields. • Try your hand at panning for gold. • Be amazed by the Engine Room which contains the Winder that was installed in 1945 and is notable as the only complete working example in Australia, and is still used daily by our mine crew. • Climb the poppet head for a birds-eye view of Bendigo.