Climb The Bendigo Poppet Head

 
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Get A Spectacular 360⁰ View of Bendigo.

The best way to take in Bendigo’s gorgeous city scape.

Visible from the Oval Motel, the Poppet head tower is a very short walk away.

One of our recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Bendigo, it’s an excellent thing to do if you have a spare hour or two.


What Will You See?

The poppet head offers a stunning 360⁰ view of Bendigo.

Look in one direction you have the beautiful Rosalind park in the foreground with the Bendigo Post Office & Town Hall in the background.

The Bendigo Law Courts, Post Office & Town hall with the beautiful Rosalind Park in the foreground. Photo Credit:  Chris Jack Photography

The Bendigo Law Courts, Post Office & Town hall with the beautiful Rosalind Park in the foreground. Photo Credit: Chris Jack Photography

Look south and you’ll see the Bendigo Art Gallery and a breathtaking view of the Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Looking across the roof of the Bendigo Art Gallery to the iconic Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo Credit:  Chris Jack Photography

Looking across the roof of the Bendigo Art Gallery to the iconic Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo Credit: Chris Jack Photography

Cost, Duration & Times

Cost: Free

Duration: Allow about 45 minutes to 1 hour to get there, enjoy the views and get back to the motel for a drink.

Times: 9am-5pm every day of the week.

Getting There

The poppet head is only a few minute walk from the Oval Motel.

The quickest way to get there is through the Queen Elizabeth Oval.

When you walk past reception, cross the road out the front of the motel and walk around the oval.

Getting There

(Thanks to the Bendigo Tourism website)

  • It was originally a poppet head for one of Bendigo’s richest mines, the Garden Gully United Mine.

  • Prior to the poppet head’s installation, a flag used to be flown to tell the rest of Bendigo that the mail had arrived.

  • At the foot of the poppet head lookout you’ll find the Bendigo Heritage Mosaic. The artist, Maery Garbriel designed the mosaic which was completed in 1987.


Feel free to give us a call or drop into reception if you'd like more information.

Gary.