Top 10 Things to Do in Bendigo

 
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Our Tips!

The advantage of staying in central Bendigo is that there's HEAPS to do nearby!

Here's our Top 10 things you should do while in Bendigo.

There's so much to do in Bendigo!

Below you'll find the top 10 things we recommend doing when you're here.

Most of these things are within walking distance from the Oval Motel. Just park your car for free and enjoy!

1. Pop-in to the Bendigo Visitor Centre

The best place to start! You'll get friendly advice on booking attractions & tours.

The staff are incredibly knowledgeable about Bendigo. 

Cost: Free (although you can buy amazing local gifts)

Website: Here

Getting There: As you exit the Oval Motel turn RIGHT and then take the first LEFT onto View Street. Walk down to the Fountain and turn LEFT.  Walk for 500 metres. It's just after the lights on your LEFT.

Address: 51-67 Pall Mall. Bendigo

 The Visitor Centre is inside the old Post Office. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

The Visitor Centre is inside the old Post Office. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

2. Explore the Central Deborah Goldmine

Explore the underground tunnels of a real gold mine or jump on a Bendigo Talking Tram tour. 

If you're feeling adventurous you can go 228 metres underground on Australia's deepest underground mining tour.

Cost: It depends on what you want to do. Central Deborah Gold Mine's website for  up-to-date pricing

Website: Here

Getting There

Head down View St. Turn RIGHT at the fountain and walk down High Street. You’ll see it on the LEFT hand side.

It’s about a 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive.

Address: 76 Violet St. Bendigo

 You can't miss it! The Central Deborah Mine & Poppet Head. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

You can't miss it! The Central Deborah Mine & Poppet Head. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

3. Visit Bendigo Pottery

Shop from a range of pottery from slow cooking casseroles and pie plates, to contemporary shapes and hand painted platters and dinnerware.

Try your hand on the potter's wheel with Wheel Throwing lessons

Cost: It depends on what you want to do. Bendigo Pottery's website for  up-to-date pricing

Website: Here

Getting There

Head down View St. Turn LEFT at the fountain and drive for 9 minutes. You'll see Bendigo Pottery on your RIGHT hand side.

Address: 146 Midland Highway, Epsom

 A potter on the wheel. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

A potter on the wheel. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

4. Climb the Rosalind Park Poppet Head

Get a stunning 360-degree view of Bendigo and Rosalind Park. Look down on the  Bendigo Heritage Mosaic. Designed to be looked at from the tower, it depicts various aspects of Bendigo's history.

Cost: Free

Website:  NA

Getting There

It's only a 2-minute walk from the Oval Motel. Just walk across the road, through the gate and past the Queen Elizabeth Oval.

Address: Rosalind Park

 View from the top of the Poppet Head (Sacred Heart Cathedral in view) . Photo Credit: Chris Jack Photography.

View from the top of the Poppet Head (Sacred Heart Cathedral in view) . Photo Credit: Chris Jack Photography.

5. Stroll down Bendigo’s Iconic View Street

Take some time to meander through the boutique design and antique shops.

Cost: Free (Unless you buy up big!)

Website:  NA

Getting There

As you exit the Oval Motel turn RIGHT and then take the first LEFT onto View Street. You don't have to walk far to find your 1st boutique store.

Address: View Street, Bendigo.

 Looking down View St (Towards the fountain). Photo Credit: Chris Jack Photography.

Looking down View St (Towards the fountain). Photo Credit: Chris Jack Photography.

6. Wander through the Bendigo Art Gallery

See a wonderful collection of paintings & sculptures. Enjoy world class exhibitions.

Cost: Usually a cold coin donation. Exhibitions normally will cost you about $15 for an adult. Children are often free.

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Getting There

As you exit the Oval Motel turn RIGHT and then take the first LEFT onto View Street. The Bendigo Art Gallery is about a 2-minute walk on your LEFT hand side.

Address: View Street, Bendigo.

 Art Gallery Entrance. Photo Credit: Chris Jack Photography.

Art Gallery Entrance. Photo Credit: Chris Jack Photography.

7. Shop at the Bendigo Marketplace

Shop in air-conditioned comfort at Bendigo’s largest shopping centre.

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Getting There

As you exit the Oval Motel turn RIGHT and then take the first LEFT onto View Street. The Bendigo Marketplace is a 10-minute walk on your RIGHT hand side.

Address: 116 – 120 Mitchell Street, Bendigo.

 The front entrance of the Bendigo Marketplace. Photo Credit: www.bendigomarketplace.com.au

The front entrance of the Bendigo Marketplace. Photo Credit: www.bendigomarketplace.com.au

8. Explore the Chinese Museum & Gardens

See Chinese arts & crafts. Wander through the beautiful Yi Yuan (Garden of Joy).

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Getting There

As you exit the Oval Motel turn RIGHT and then take the first LEFT onto View Street. Walk down to the Fountain and turn LEFT.  The museum is about 1.5 KM on your LEFT (Just past the Conservatory)

Address: 51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo.

 Inside the Chinese Museum. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

Inside the Chinese Museum. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

9. Stroll Around lake Weroona

Walk, jog or cycle around the lake.  Visit the playground & boardwalk Café.

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Getting There

As you exit the Oval Motel turn LEFT. Walk for about 15-minutes and turn right onto Nolan Street (At the lights). The lake is a 3-minute walk on your LEFT.

Address: Napier Street, Bendigo.

10. Walk through Rosalind Park

Enjoy 60 acres of grassy open spaces, ornate statues and beautiful old gardens.

Website:  NA

Getting There

It's only a 2-minute walk from the Oval Motel. Just walk across the road, through the gate and past the Queen Elizabeth Oval.

Address: Corner View Street and Pall Mall.

 Beautiful Autumn day in Rosalind Park. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism

Beautiful Autumn day in Rosalind Park. Photo Credit: Explore Bendigo & Bendigo Tourism


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