posted on 01 Aug 19 | by Explore Bendigo

Hello sunsets

A red sky at night is everyone’s delight in beautiful Bendigo. Spring and summer are the optimum seasons to time your evening stroll with the setting sun. Here are some of the top spots to get that gorgeous Bendigo Instapic. Remember to #ExploreBendigo

Head to Lake Weeroona in the city centre or Lake Neangar in Eaglehawk to see a mirror image of the sunset shimmering in the water. Join the promenade of locals out to enjoy the show in the cool of the evening.

Have your Instagram account handy below the Sacred Heart Cathedral. The church spire silhouetted against a hot pink sky is a picture perfect view of one of Bendigo’s grandest heritage buildings. Head to Pethard Place in West Bendigo – affectionately known as Mickey Mouse Hill. The small carpark at the top presents a bird’s eye view over Bendigo. Watch the city’s lights come to life as day turns to night.

Climb the Rosalind Park poppet head and be rewarded with the 360 view of Bendigo. The iconic mining monument at the top of the park is closed after dark, so be quick to catch the show.

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Lake Weeroona

To make the visit even more exciting, catch a vintage tram from the city centre to the lake.

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Lake Neangar

Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb. Canterbury Gardens boasts 35 acres of gorgeous historic gardens alongside the Eaglehawk Creek.

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Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of Australia's largest churches and the second tallest after St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne. 

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Poppet Head

The lookout, situated at the top of Camp Hill, was originally a poppet head from the Garden Gully United mine (one of Bendigo's richest mines) and was installed in its current location in 1931.

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