• Fortuna Villa High Tea and Tours


Kept secure for many years for Defence purposes, the Villa will once again allow the public in to tour this magnificent home.

One of Australia's wealthiest mining magnates, George Lansell made his wealth from the New Chum reef and built his mansion on the top of it.

Be welcomed by our harpist as you enter the beautiful Fortuna Villa. Traditional High Tea is served with a selection of delicious cakes, scones, sandwiches and savoury treats. Enjoy High Tea with Harriet Teas, a Barista Veneziano Coffee or a glass of champagne, beer or wine.

Then join us for a roaming tour of the Villa and finish off with a wander around the lake.

Duration approximately 2.5 hours. Please ensure you arrive on time to allow you to fully enjoy the experience.

February 26th & 27th, March 26th & 27th, April 23th & 24th, May 8th - Mothers Day, May 28th & 29th, June 25th & 26th, July 23th & 24th, August 27th & 28th, September 24th & 25th, October 29th & 30th, November 26th & 27th, December 10th & 11th.

To celebrate the last few weeks of the Elvis: Direct from Graceland exhibition, we are welcoming guests to join us for High Tea and a tour: July 4th - 17th.

Ticket prices: Adult - $95 | Pensioners - $85 please select concession ticket type.

Please note that, though the property is nearly fully restored there is no disabled access. The tour will include stairs and uneven surfaces so please wear appropriate footwear.

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22-48 Chum Street, Bendigo Victoria 3550, Australia

Cancellation Policy

No refunds are available.

If you notify the Bendigo Visitor Centre of a cancellation more than 7 days prior to your tour date an alternative tour can be arranged subject to availability.