Explore Bendigo's Outdoors and Nature
Escape to the tranquility of nature by exploring the nearby bushlands and waterways.
Cycling and Walking Trails
An interconnected network of walking paths and bike tracks weave through the bush. Early pioneer Andrew O’Keefe has been recognised for his part in the establishment of railway lines in the region. A linear trail called The O’Keefe Rail Trail links Axedale with Bendigo.
Enjoy the splendour of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens. Soon after the gold rush began, those wanting to replicate life back in England set about the establishment of these formally designed gardens. Many historic plantings remain, as does the display of native fauna.
Nearby Lake Eppalock is today brimming with water and water sports have returned with passion. The large lake was constructed in the 1960s as a water catchment for irrigation, and now awaits for fishing, waterskiing, boating and swimming.