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Bendigo Walking Tours

Tours Bendigo CBD

Visiting us between 16th March and 14th July 2019? Click here for our special Tudors to Windsors tours.

Join us - Jill & Pete - for a two-hour guided walk through Bendigo's historic centre surrounded by unique boom-style architecture.
We describe how gold and mass migration transformed a sleepy sheep run and the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung into the world's richest city of the 1880s.
We recall the Bendigo people, events and fabulous wealth that built 'Marvellous Melbourne' and shaped a new nation and we ponder Bendigo's leading role in campaigns for democracy, votes for women, unionism, Federation.
From radicals to royalty, larrikins to leaders, enjoy the quirky, remarkable, often forgotten stories of Bendigo.
Visiting, new to Bendigo or a long-time local -enjoy an upbeat, informal guided walk in this remarkable city.

Tours weekends, Easter, ANZAC Day. Phone 1800 813 153 or AH 0427 327 595 for times/days

Organising A Group Tour? We can tailor a one or two-hour tour for groups of 8 adults or more. Please call 1800 813 153 for assistance.

Description

Tour Details

Tours start at the Conservatory adjoining Pall Mall, and through the former Government Camp covering a distance of less than a kilometre and finish at the top of View St next to the Bendigo Art Gallery.

It is easy walking with lots of stops and access to toilets & drinking fountains.

We recall the Bendigo people, events and unprecedented wealth that built ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and shaped a new nation.

We describe Bendigo's leading role in campaigns for democracy and Federation.

Bendigo Walking Tours – With a Touch of Royalty

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Join Jill and Pete for a two-hour guided walk through the city’s historic centre surrounded by Bendigo’s distinctive boom-style architecture.

From radicals to royalty, larrikins to leaders, enjoy the quirky, remarkable, often forgotten stories of Bendigo.

In celebration of the Bendigo Art Gallery Exhibition ‘Tudors to Windsors’ we’ve taken our most popular historic guided walk and included the highs, the hiccups and the hilarious from the eight Royal tours to Bendigo since the strife ridden first visit in 1867.

What were the only 10 words spoken by Prince Albert when he officially opened the Alexandra Fountain in 1881?

Which local hotel has been rebuilt three times and served as an unofficial Government House?

And what prominent Bendigo citizen was publicly horsewhipped in 1887 for referring to Queen Victoria as "an obese old woman fond of whisky"?

Find out these answers and so much more as you walk in the footsteps of the Royals and explore how gold and mass migration transformed a sleepy sheep run and the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung into the world's richest city of the 1880s.

We recall the Bendigo people, events and unprecedented wealth that built ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and shaped a new nation; describing Bendigo's leading role in campaigns for democracy and Federation.

Enjoy an upbeat, informal guided walk in this extraordinary city.

Cost
$25 adults, $20 concession, $15 children over 13, children under 10 free. A 20% discount applies to groups of eight or more adults.

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Where the customer cancels a tour - no refund - but if the cancellation is more than 24 hours before the scheduled tour - an alternative tour will be offered.

If a tour is cancelled due to consistent rain or extreme heat customers will be offered an alternative tour.

If Bendigo Walking Tours is forced to cancel for any reason other than weather customers will be offered a choice of full refund or alternative tour.

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Directions

Tours start at the Conservatory in the Conservatory Gardens in Pall Mall about 50 metres north of the Bendigo Visitor Centre.
On street parking is available near the start and finish points.
Allow 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete the tour and walk back to your car.

Special Tours as part of the Open House Bendigo Weekend available on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.
A one-hour glimpse into the story of settlement, architecture and building the Vienna of the bush.