Don’t let another weekend go by doing the same old thing. A visit to Bendigo, only 2 hours drive from Melbourne is the best way to spend your weekend. The wide range of things to do in Bendigo this weekend will appeal to families, solo travellers and couples. With fine wines to sample, festivals to visit, art collections to admire and many cultural attractions - the list of Bendigo things to do this weekend is endless! 

Things To Do In Bendigo This Weekend

Dining options in Bendigo are world-class and have been recently recognised by the United Nations as a “City of Gastronomy”*. Explore the gastronomic delights of Bendigo with a foodie tour - taste seasonal food grown locally before enjoying a local wine or local beer at the end of the day. 

Other things to do in Bendigo this weekend include visiting Bendigo’s art galleries and performing arts theatres. 

  • Explore the Bendigo Art Gallery with its world-class exhibitions and self-guided artist walks or visit the dozens of studios and galleries throughout the Bendigo region. 
  • Enjoy performing arts at the award-winning Ulumbarra Theatre or The Capital, with hundreds of performances each year.

A weekend in Bendigo really needs to be longer than 2 days, just so you can enjoy everything on offer. However, one weekend will have you coming back for more of the vintage trams, heritage buildings, gold mines and other cultural attractions. 

View the best Bendigo attractions this weekend.

Bendigo Art Gallery Exhibition Room

Bendigo Things to Do This Weekend

Visitors to Bendigo who enjoy cycling and walking are spoilt for choice. The wide range of cycling and walking trails include the 210 kilometre mountain bike Goldfields Track between Bendigo and Ballarat. Family bike rides through Bendigo’s parks and gardens or along the O’Keefe Rail Trail is a perfect way to take in the stunning scenery. And for visitors who feel like exploring Bendigo on a bike, there are bike hire facilities too.

As a UNICEF and UNESCO Australian child-friendly city, Bendigo is the perfect weekend destination for families. Bendigo’s family fun includes attractions and tours for kids, family friendly dining, playgrounds and play centres and school holiday programs. Explore Bendigo activities this weekend. 

Cycling in Bendigo

*Bendigo Advertiser (2019), Bendigo announced as a UNESCO 'City of Gastronomy',