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Must Do Experiences in Winter

MUST DO CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

  1. Australian Snooker Goldfields Open  8-10 July 2013
  2. Australian Sheep and Wool Show 19-21 July 2013
  3. The Women of Wool 19-21 July 2013
  4. Bendigo Festival of Lamb 15-12 July 2013
  5. Bendigo Writers Festival 9-11 August 2013
  6. Meet Loong, the world’s oldest Imperial Dragon at the Golden Dragon Museum.
  7. Visit Bendigo’s Joss House Temple, one of the few remaining buildings of its type in Australia.
  8. Board a rattling Vintage Talking Tram Tour for fascinating hey-day stories.
  9. Try Central Deborah Gold Mine’s newest attraction – 9 Levels of Darkness.
  10. Take a Grand Building Tour of the historic Town Hall or Hotel Shamrock.
  11. Prospect for Gold in Bendigo’s nearby Whipstick Forest to find your fortune!

MUST DO ARTS EXPERIENCES

  1. Stroll the View Street Arts Precinct.
  2. Recline in a cosy couch with a glass of wine for a classic film at Star Cinema.
  3. Meet artisans in their studios at Australia’s oldest working pottery, Bendigo Pottery.
  4. Find inspiration at The Great Stupa, a sacred Buddhist monument being built near Bendigo. 

MUST DO FOOD EXPERIENCES

  1. Bendigo Community Farmers Market second Saturday of each Month in Sidney Myer Place 
  2. Savour a coffee in buzzing Chancery Lane.
  3. Ride aboard our ninesevensix Restaurant tram.
  4. Dine alfresco along a beautiful heritage street.
  5. Discover Bendigo’s fantastic produce by picking up a Food Fossicking pocket guide for Bendigo and region: www.foodfossickers.com.au

MUST DO SHOPPING EXPERIENCES

  1. The Square Handmade Market quarterly (Saturday) at the Bendigo Town Hall
  2. Pick up a copy of the Dining & Shopping Guide to explore our precincts.
  3. Explore Bendigo Pottery’s new Antique and Collectables Centre.
  4. Bendigo Visitor Centre has a huge variety of locally made products.
  5. Experience our Vintage Fashion Shopping outlets
  6. Be pampered at a day spa or local beauty salon.

MUST DO WINE EXPERIENCES

  1. Heathcote on Show 8 - 10 June 2013
  2. Meet the maker at cellar doors.
  3. Enjoy local wines at many of our restaurants and cafes.
  4. Download the Wine Regions of Victoria smartphone app from www.visitvictoria.com

MUST DO OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES

  1. Ride the popular O’Keefe Rail Trail.
  2. Join the cycling scene – explore Bendigo on two wheels
  3. Take to fishing or boating in the waters of Lake Eppalock.
  4. Navigate the challenges of the region’s five golf courses.
  5. Stroll or take a trishaw ride around Rosalind Park.
  6. Picnic by Lake Weeroona or White Hills Botanic Gardens.

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