posted on 01 Dec 19 | by Explore Bendigo

Your Summer Bucket List

It’s officially summer and life is feeling better already.  Longer days, warmer weather and kicking back with an icy cold drink.  There are plenty of events, experiences and places to discover throughout the summer break. 
Here’s your checklist of awesome things to do in the Bendigo region to tick off your bucket list this summer.


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Summer in the Parks

There are over 100 events and activities for you to discover and most of them are FREE!
•    Catch a movie at an outdoor cinema
•    Listen to live music in the park
•    Learn yoga in gardens

For more information and to access the full program click here.
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Keep Cool

Keep cool in the summer heat and enjoy a handcrafted ice cream from Favourite Flavours or go underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine where it’s 14 degrees and cool all year round.

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Check out the Latest Exhibitions

Check out Bendigo Art Gallery’s latest exhibitions including Going Solo First Nations: What’s on your mind? and The Paul Guest Collection.  Bendigo Visitor Centre's Living Arts Space is also hosting Wonderland

Check out more info here on all things arts and culture.
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Make A Splash

Lake Eppalock will keep you busy with swimming, fishing, or get your boat out or go jet skiing.  Or why not check out the new pool at Kangaroo Flat, the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre, fully equipped with 50m swimming pool, splash park, gym, spa and café.

Click here for more info on waterways and water activities.
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Listen To Live Music

Enjoy local wine, craft beer and cider in some awesome spaces.  Our top picks include Handle Bar, The Rifle Brigade, Chancery Lane, and The Shiraz Republic.

Find out more here on things to do after dark.
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Pamper Yourself

Take some time out to relax and recharge with a pamper session at Jools for Jim, Endota Spa or Cherish Thy.

For more info on beauty and indulgence.
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Retail Therapy

For those looking for a little retail therapy or love the ultimate bargain check out our Bendigo Dining & Shopping Guide for some inspo. 

Click here for more info on shopping local.
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Get Outdoors

Pack and picnic of fresh produce and head to the shady Rosalind Park, Canterbury Gardens (Eaglehawk) or Bendigo Botanic Gardens for a relaxing time out.

For more information on outdoor spaces, click here.
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Big Day Out Indoors

For big kids and little ones alike, why not enjoy a big day out indoors! If you’re a local and have family and friends visiting be sure to pick up an Ambassador Pass from the Bendigo Visitor Centre for discounts into our favourite attractions including Discovery Science & Technology Centre, Bendigo Pottery, Bendigo Tramways and Golden Dragon Museum.

For more information on Bendigo's attraction, click here.
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Meet the Makers

Tour the region and meet the makers of some our 55 wineries throughout Bendigo and Heathcote. 

For more winery experiences and tours, click here.
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Road Trip

Jump in the car and take a road trip to our beautiful surrounding regions including Heathcote, Castlemaine, Maryborough, Loddon and more.

Discover the Bendigo region.