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How To Get The Best Out Of Your Summer - Bendigo Style

It’s officially summer and life is feeling better already.  Longer days, warmer weather and kicking back with an icy cold drink.  There are plenty of events happening all over the region and experiences screaming out for you to get on board.  Here’s your checklist of awesome experiences in the Bendigo region to tick off this summer.


#1 Summer in the Parks – There are over 100 events and activities for you to discover and most of them are FREE!

- Catch a movie at an outdoor cinema

- Listen to live music in the park

- Learn to salsa dance


#2 Keep cool in the summer heat and enjoy a handcrafted ice cream from Favourite Flavours or go underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine where it’s 14 degrees and cool all year round.


#3 Check out Bendigo Art Gallery’s latest exhibitions including Frida Kahlo, her photos.


#4 New Year’s Eve Fireworks – Bring in the New Year with early fireworks at 9.15pm and at midnight from the Rosalind Park Poppet Head.


#5 Make a splash at Lake Eppalock. Go swimming, fishing, get your boat out or go jet skiing.  Or why not check out the new pool at Kangaroo Flat, the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre, fully equipped with 50m swimming pool, splash park, gym, spa and café.


#6 Listen to live music and enjoy local wine, craft beer and cider in some awesome space.  Our top picks include Handle Bar, The Rifle Brigade, Chancery Lane, and The Shiraz Republic.


#7 For big kids and little one alike, why not enjoy a big day out indoors! If you’re a local and have family and friends visiting be sure to pick up an Ambassador Pass from the Bendigo Visitor Centre for discounts into our favourite attractions including Discovery Science & Technology Centre, Bendigo Pottery, Bendigo Tramways and Golden Dragon Museum.


#8 Whether it’s a boys night out or cheeky drinks with your girlfriends, we’ve got some awesome must do experiences.  Our picks:

- The Dispensary Gin Experience

- Rocks on Rosalind Cocktail Masterclass

- Wine Walk in View Street

- Fortuna Villa High Teas

Rocks Masterclass


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