When you’re planning family holidays in Victoria, you can’t go past Bendigo. An easy 2-hour drive from Melbourne, Bendigo is the perfect family holiday destination in Victoria.

As a UNICEF and UNESCO Australian child-friendly city, Bendigo offers family friendly dining, playground free attractions, playgrounds and play centres. And as the 4th largest city in Victoria, Bendigo has an abundance of history and culture to explore - from picturesque laneways and manicured gardens to colonial era architecture and vintage talking tramways.

Why Bendigo is One of the Best Family Holiday Destinations in Victoria

For memorable family holidays in Victoria, there needs to be a range of activities and attractions that suit all family members. Family fun in Bendigo includes plenty of attractions, tours and free activities.

Popular attractions and tours for families include:

Central Deborah gold mine tour with tour guide


What About Winter Attractions in Bendigo?

With plenty of indoor attractions and tours, Bendigo is also a popular family winter holiday destination in Victoria. With your ticket valid for one day, taking a ride onboard the Vintage Talking Tram is a great way to explore the city. The Discovery Science & Technology Centre has a Planetarium, hands on exhibits that intrigue children of all ages and the tallest vertical slide in the Southern Hemisphere. Bendigo Art Gallery hosts world-class exhibitions and overlooks Rosalind Park, a stunning 60-acre park on the edge of Bendigo’s CBD.

Start Planning the Best Family Holidays in Victoria in Bendigo

Family friendly holidays in Victoria shouldn’t break your bank. Bendigo’s wide range of accommodation options can suit all budgets and tastes and include caravan parks, hotels and motels, self-contained apartments and bed and breakfasts.

Throughout the year, Bendigo’s wide range of attractions, tours and free activities mean you can have a 3-day visit or a 10-day visit. Bendigo is a great base to explore nearby towns including Heathcote, Axedale, Harcourt, Maldon, Castlemaine, Eaglehawk and Elmore.

For memorable and enjoyable family holidays in Victoria you must visit Bendigo. Check out what’s on in Bendigo when you’re planning your Bendigo family holiday.

Victorian Goldfields Railway