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48 Hours in Bendigo

We've found the best ways to make the most of your stay in Bendigo!

Day One

8AM

BREAKFAST

Indulge in a locally roasted coffee and tuck into a hearty breakfast at one of our many cafés. Our tip, a quaint contemporary café in an old corner store or an inner city café.

10AM

MID MORNING

Immerse yourself in Bendigo’s history at iconic attractions Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Tramways and Joss House. 

1PM

LUNCH

Get your taste buds around international cuisine, yum!

2PM

EARLY AFTERNOON

Explore the extraordinary collection of Australia’s largest and most impressive regional art gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery. Or venture a little further on Bendigo’s Artist Walk.

4PM

LATE AFTERNOON

Explore the Dai Gum San precinct linking the Golden Dragon Museum, Yi Yuan Gardens and Guan Yin Temple while learning about our Chinese history.

7PM

DINNER

Take your dining to a whole other level. Dine in a vault of a converted heritage bank building or one of the many repurposed heritage buildings throughout the city.

9PM

EVENING

Enjoy Bendigo’s nightlife with live music, performing arts and entertainment. Check out The Capital and Ulumbarra Theatre, balcony parties, beer gardens and underground bars.

 

Day Two

6AM

EARLY MORNING

Start your morning like a local. Walk, run or ride the Bendigo Creek Trail through the city’s heart, past inner suburbs, Rosalind Park and Lake Weeroona - a local favourite.

8AM

BREAKFAST

Tuck into a healthy breaky and smoothie at a local providore café and do it Bendigo-style – fresh, green and tasty.

10AM

MID MORNING

Shop ‘til you drop with inner city shopping – think boutique retailers, designer labels, homewares and quirky finds. Plus coffee, you can’t go past a good coffee!

12PM

LUNCH

Feed your appetite with a light lunch and meet the makers at boutique cellar doors for award winning wines. 

2PM

EARLY AFTERNOON

Try your hand at wheel throwing at Bendigo Pottery, discover your inner child at Discovery Science & Technology Centre, or visit the Great Stupa near historic Eaglehawk for an afternoon of spiritual wellbeing.

6PM

DRINKS

Kick off your night with laneway drinks. Take your pick from an extensive list of beer and cocktails – ask the bartender for the drink of the day.

7PM

DINNER

Dine at an Age Good Food Guide restaurant, including our one chef’s hatted restaurant, where local produce is art on a plate.

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