• Bendigo Cider Central

Which cider are you on? Pear or apple? You’ll find them both, produced and enjoyed in Bendigo. With the city less than half an hour away from Australia’s apple-growing centre, Harcourt, the city has well and truly embraced this crowd-pleasing brew.

Take the short drive to the Harcourt hills to find the likes of Bress, a cidery and winery using biodynamic practices and fresh fruit from the property. Bress welcomes visitors to the cellar door and restaurant. Take your cider with lunch on the weekends, overlooking Mount Alexander.

Bendigo restaurants and bars also love this sparkling ale. Ditch the hops and find a local label of pear or apple cider to try.

Take notes on the best ciders in Australia at the annual Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival each March.  The festival features more than 100 unique beverages to try, as well as food trucks, live music, lots of fun and festival games.