A true Bendigo highlight is the range of quality experiences and eateries available.
We have compiled a list of attractions and dining options that can be easily accessed by Vintage Talking Tram.
Tram Stop No. 1: Central Deborah Gold Mine
- Central Deborah Gold Mine: Explore the hidden underground tunnels of a real gold mine that operated during Bendigo's gold rush boom in the 1900s.
- The National Hotel: "The Nash" is one of Bendigo's most popular pubs for locals and visitors.
- Beechworth Bakery: Charming and inviting, Beechworth Bakery is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Tram Stop No. 2: Alexandra Fountain/CBD
- Bendigo Art Gallery was founded in 1887 and is one of the oldest and largest regional galleries in Australia.
- Bendigo Visitor Centre is your one-stop shop for accommodation bookings, event bookings/information and arranging things to do throughout your visit to Bendigo.
- The Capital Theatre is located in the grand 1873 Sandhurst Masonic Hall and hosts some of the best live theatre, musical, dance and comedy in the country.
- Golden Dragon Museum: Experience a living history of the Chinese people in Bendigo from the goldrush of the 1850s to the present.
- La Trobe Art Institute showcases cutting edge contemporary art by local, national and international artists, with 18 exhibitions annually.
- Post Office Gallery is a 'social history' museum, showcasing significant collections, artefacts and material that explore the broadest possible history of the region.
- Rosalind Park: The whole family will enjoy Rosalind Park – 60 acres of grassy open spaces, playground, ornate statues, conservatory, fernery and beautiful gardens.
- Ulumbarra Theatre lies within the walls of the 1860s Sandhurst Gaol. For a sneak peek backstage, sign up for a Managers Tour.
- El Gordo: A unique Spanish inspired experience.
- GPO: Mouth-watering selection of tapas, hot stone pizzas and Mediterranean cuisine.
- Mr Beebe's: It's all about sharing at Mr Beebe's.
- Rocks on Rosalind: Big city bar culture and a bold menu allows foodies to escape to a place where contemporary design meets historic ambience.
- Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar: Spanish fare in a quirky laneway venue.
- Schnitz: Schnitz brings the age-old culinary tradition of the schnitzel to modern-day tastebuds.
- The Dispensary Bar and Diner: Modern Australian menu served in the unique Chancery laneway.
- The Shamrock Hotel: Casual dining and a relaxed atmosphere in one of Bendigo's iconic buildings.
Tram Stop No. 3: Bendigo Tramways Depot & Workshop
- Bendigo Tramways Depot & Workshop: From trams that have been used for housing and have carried royalty, to trams that have survived two world wars, you will discover the colourful history of our iconic fleet at Australia's oldest operating Tram Depot on a Self-guided Depot and Workshop Tour.
- Bendigo Woollen Mills: Conveniently located right next door to the Depot, Bendigo Woollen Mills are Australia's largest hand knitting and crafting yarn mail order manufacturer, with a huge variety of different yarns and colours to choose from.
- Lakeview Hotel: Enjoy traditional pub fare with a modern twist.
- Percy and Percy: Step into the old grocers of Percy and Percy and feel as though you're in a destination cafe in Fitzroy.
Tram Stop No. 4: Lake Weeroona
- Take a walk around the picturesque lake, enjoy a coffee, a heart-warming meal or a delicious homemade gelato. Your kids will love the playground and the wide open space to burn off some energy.
- Favourite Flavours: You'll love the famous homemade Italian Gelato produced in-store.
- Micks Fish: Order your fish and chips to take away and enjoy them on the banks of Lake Weeroona.
- The Boardwalk: Wholesome, seasonal, uncomplicated, fresh, funky and fast!
Tram Stop No.5: Tysons Reef
- Tysons Reef hotel: Picky eaters, adventurous eaters, whatever your taste - Tysons Reef Hotel have something for everyone.
Tram Stop No. 6: Bendigo Joss House Temple
- Bendigo Joss House Temple: At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple you can discover more about Chinese beliefs and the story of the Chinese who came to Bendigo in search of gold. The Bendigo Joss House Temple, a Chinese place of worship, was constructed in the 1870s. Originally part of the Ironbark Chinese Camp, it is one of the few remaining buildings of its type in Australia.
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