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Must do cultural experiences

  1. Genius and Ambition: Royal Academy of Arts, London 1768-1918 2 March – 9 June 2014.
  2. Contemplations 2 April – 27 July 2014.
  3. Undressed: 350 years of fashion in underwear 19 July – 26 October 2014.
  4. The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece 2 August – 9 November 2014.
  5. The 15th Melbourne International: Comedy Festival Roadshow  11 June 2014.
  6. Bendigo Writers Festival 8-10 August 2014.
  7. Visit the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, the most sacred monument in the Buddhist world.
  8. Take an eye-opening tour of the historic Town Hall and Post Office.

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

Must do wine experiences

  1. Heathcote on Show 7 - 9 June 2014
  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.