• 48 Hours in Bendigo Itinerary

Destinations

Bendigo CBD

Transport
Duration

02 day(s)

To ensure you get the most out of your winter stay in Bendigo, and enjoy our beautiful city renown for its creative fusion of classic and contemporary, we have created the perfect self-guided itinerary for you to plan your trip around. Check out favourite itinerary as a guide for all the awesome must-do things to tick off your list when visiting the Bendigo region.  We hope you enjoy your stay, explore and share your favourite pics with us on social media by #explorebendigo #bendigoeatdrinkshop

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Day : Food, Wine, History and Art

Your first 24 hours in Bendigo are sure to inspire you as you indulge your way around the heart of Bendigo experiencing a city rich in history, culture and of course exceptional food, wine and fresh coffee.

Transport
Stops

  • Bendigo Breakfast
Stop : Kick Start With A Hearty Breaky (9am)
Chancery Lane, Bendigo VIC 3550

BREAKFAST: Indulge in a caffine heart-starter and tuck into a popular cafe breakfast. Expect the usual suspects with a creative twist. Our tip, a quaint contemporary cafe in a old corner store or an inner city cafe - you can't go wrong...

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  • Heritage MineTour
Stop : Explore Bendigo's History (10am)
76 violet street, bendigo VIC 3550

MID MORNING: Consider yourself a history buff? Immerse yourself in Bendigo’s history at iconic attractions.  Learn about our mining history at Central Deborah Gold Mine and Bendigo Joss House Temple, Australia's oldest Chinese temple of traditional design. Or take a guided walking tour with Bendigo Walking Tours through the city's CBD or discover the grande residence and mystery that is Fortuna Villa...

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  • Wine Bank Bendigo
Stop : Feed Your Hunger (1pm)
Corner of Pall Mall and Mitchell Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

LUNCH: Get your taste buds around international cuisine, the options are endless.  Or grab a bite to eat from one of our friendly local pubs full of historic charm with a modern take. ..

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  • Bendigo Street Art Tour
Stop : Discover A Creative City (2pm)
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

EARLY AFTERNOON: Explore the extraordinary collection of one of Australia’s largest and most impressive regional art galleries, Bendigo Art Gallery. Or venture a little further on a self-guided tour of Bendigo’s Artists Walk exploring galleries, laneways, studios and artisan wares or a guided Street Art Tour with local artist Nacho Station...

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  • Golden Dragon Museum
Stop : Learn About Bendigo's Chinese History (4pm)
1/11 Bridge Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

LATE AFTERNOON: Explore the Dai Gum San precinct linking the Golden Dragon Museum, Yi Yuan Gardens and Guan Yin Temple while learning about our Chinese history...

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  • The Woodhouse Bendigo
Stop : Dining At Another Level (7pm)
Pall Mall, Bendigo VIC 3550

DINNER: Take your dining to a whole other level. To a basement, bank vault or a balcony of one of Bendigo’s many repurposed heritage buildings...

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  • Vahland Fountain
Stop : Bendigo by Night (9pm)
50 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

EVENING: Catch a movie at Star Cinema, formerly the Eaglehawk Town Hall, from the comfort of your own couch with a glass of local red wine in hand.  Or take a moonlit walk along Pall Mall and View Street, a memorable way to see the city's most iconic heritage buildings and monuments lit up...

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Day : Recreation, Taste, Shop and Create

Your second day can begin with a gentle stroll in the heart of Bendigo's Rosalind Park followed by a day full of taste and flavours, boutique shopping and a cultural experience at one of Bendigo's renowned cultural destinations.

Transport
Stops

  • Bendigo Creek Trail
Stop : Early Morning Vibes (7am)
30 gaol Road, Bendigo VIC 3550

EARLY MORNING: Walk, run or ride the Bendigo Creek Trail through the city's heart, past inner suburbs, Rosalind Park and Lake Weeroona...

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  • Harvest Food & Wine Bendigo
Stop : Handcrafted Breaky - Bendigo Style (8am)
Chancery Lane, Bendigo VIC 3550

BREAKFAST: Dive into a beautifully handcrafted pure butter croissant and coffee at Harvest Food & Wine or handcrafted bakery goods and locally brewed coffee at The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery and Cafe, housed within the uniquely transformed and heritage-listed former Beaurepaires building...

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  • Retail Shopping Bendigo
Stop : Indulgence & Retail Therapy (10am)
View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

MID MORNING: Shop til you drop with inner city shopping - think boutique retailers, designer labels, homewares, vintage and quirky finds. Or treat yourself to a little pampering and indulgence at Jools for Jim, Endota Spa or Cherish Thy...

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  • Bendigo Food
  • Bendigo Food
Stop : Feed Your Appetite (12pm)
Corner of Pall Mall and Mitchell Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

LUNCH: Curb your appetite and grab a bite to eat at a local cafe, provedore or cellar door.  Meet the makers of produce and boutique wines.  Shiraz is our specialty, but new Spanish and Italian varieties are now available.  ..

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  • Stupa Bendigo
Stop : Cultural Experience (2pm)
View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

EARLY AFTERNOON: Try your hand at wheel throwing at Bendigo Pottery, discover your inner child at the Discovery Science & Technology Centre, or visit The Great Stupa near historic Eaglehawk for an afternoon of spiritual wellbeing...

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  • Quiet drink in Bendigo
Stop : Fancy A Drink (6pm)
Chancery Lane, Bendigo VIC 3550

DRINKS: Kick off your night with laneway drinks. Choose from an extensive range of craft beer, boutique wines and cocktails hand selected by local bartenders. Or make your way to a hidden beer garden...

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  • Masons of Bendigo
Stop : Award-Winning Restaurants (8pm)
Pall Mall, Bendigo VIC 3550

DINNER: Dine at an Age Good Food Guide or a one chef's hatted restaurant, where local produce is art on a plate. Take a moonlit walk along Pall Mall and View Street, a memorable way to see the city's most iconic heritage buildings and monuments lit up...

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