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.
( ) = Indicates walking distance in minutes from tram stop.
Tram Stop No. 1: Central Deborah Gold Mine
Free all day parking available, including caravans and campervans.
- Central Deborah Gold Mine (0): Explore the hidden underground tunnels of a real gold mine that operated during Bendigo's gold rush boom in the 1900s.
- The National Hotel (1): "The Nash" is one of Bendigo's most popular pubs for locals and visitors.
- Beechworth Bakery (3): Charming and inviting, Beechworth Bakery is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Tram Stop No. 2: Alexandra Fountain/CBD
- Rosalind Park (1): The whole family will enjoy Rosalind Park – 60 acres of grassy open spaces, playground, ornate statues, conservatory, fernery and beautiful gardens.
- Bendigo Visitor Centre (5) is your one-stop shop for accommodation bookings, event bookings/information and arranging things to do throughout your visit to Bendigo.
- Post Office Gallery (5) is a social history museum, showcasing significant collections, artefacts and material that explore the broadest possible history of the region.
- Bendigo Art Gallery (5) was founded in 1887 and is one of the oldest and largest regional galleries in Australia.
- The Capital Theatre (5) is located in the grand 1873 Sandhurst Masonic Hall and hosts some of the best live theatre, musical, dance and comedy in the country.
- La Trobe Art Institute (5) showcases cutting edge contemporary art by local, national and international artists, with 18 exhibitions annually.
- Bendigo Town Hall (7): Immerse yourself in the rich stories of a golden past, explore stunning heritage architecture fashioned in a time when Bendigo was the richest city in the world! Bendigo Town Hall Tours operate regularly on Wednesdays at 2pm and Sundays at 11am.
- Sacred Heart Cathedral (8): This majestic cathedral is Australia's second largest church, standing at 86.6 metres tall. Designed by William Tappin in 1887 and completed in 1977, it is a focal point dominating Bendigo's skyline.
- Golden Dragon Museum (10): Experience a living history of the Chinese people in Bendigo from the gold rush of the 1850s to the present.
- Discovery Science & Technology Centre (10): Discovery has something for everyone; a host of fascinating hands-on exhibits, live minibeasts, Vertical Slide, Planetarium and Kaleidoscope - a space for aspiring scientists under six!
- Ulumbarra Theatre (12) lies within the walls of the 1860s Sandhurst Gaol. For a sneak peek backstage, sign up for a Managers Tour.
- Wine Bank on View: (2) Enjoy all day dining within a restored 19th century bank building.
- Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar (2): Spanish fare in a quirky laneway venue.
- The Dispensary Bar and Diner (4): Modern Australian menu served in the unique Chancery laneway.
- The Shamrock Hotel (4): Casual dining and a relaxed atmosphere in one of Bendigo's iconic buildings.
- GPO (4): Mouth-watering selection of tapas, hot stone pizzas and Mediterranean cuisine.
- Ms Batterhams Lounge: (4) This sophisticated lounge bar offers an impressive drinks list with food to share.
- El Gordo (5): A unique Spanish inspired experience.
- The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery and Cafe (5): Artisan sourdough bakery, cakes, muffins and healthy homemade cafe food.
- Masons of Bendigo: (8) Paddock to plate ethos focusing on the exceptional produce available in Central Victoria.
Tram Stop No. 3: Bendigo Tramways Depot & Workshop
Free all day parking available.
- Bendigo Tramways Depot & Workshop (0): 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 (1): 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 (3): Enjoy traditional pub fare with a modern twist.
- Percy and Percy (3): 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
Free all day parking available.
- 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.
- The Boardwalk (1): Wholesome, seasonal, uncomplicated, fresh, funky and fast!
- Favourite Flavours (2): You'll love the famous homemade Italian Gelato produced in-store.
- Micks Fish (2): Order your fish and chips to take away and enjoy them on the banks of Lake Weeroona.
Tram Stop No.5: Tysons Reef
- Tysons Reef hotel (1): Picky eaters, adventurous eaters, whatever your taste - Tysons Reef Hotel have something for everyone.
Tram Stop No. 6: Bendigo Joss House Temple
Free all day parking, including caravans and campervans.
- Bendigo Joss House Temple (2): 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.
- PepperGreen Farm (2): Originally serving as a Chinese market garden, PepperGreen Farm is now a tourist and training precinct featuring its very own nursery, produce & herb garden, farm kitchen, heritage tram, artisan studios and weekly local producers and makers’ community market.
For the full list of attractions, dining and shopping options in our region, visit https://www.bendigoregion.com.au/explore-bendigo
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