• Cathedral to Crusoe Path



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Experience some of Bendigo’s beautiful green spaces, fascinating heritage, best kept secrets and world-class attractions via our cycling and walking trails. Suitable for all ages and abilities, you can cover this 10.5km section of the Bendigo Creek Trail in roughly 40 minutes on a bicycle or 2 hours on foot (one-way), but with all there is to see you could spend a whole day exploring!

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Day : Cathedral to Crusoe Path

Follow the Bendigo Creek Trail south from Sacred Heart Cathedral through to Crusoe Reservoir and No. 7 Park, one of Bendigo’s best kept secrets. In summer bring your bathers for a swim at Gurri Wanyarra!


  • Sacred Heart Cathedral
Stop : Sacred Heart Cathedral
MacKenzie Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of Australia's largest churches and the second tallest after St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne.  It is an exceptionally large church for a provincial city cathedral in Australia and its construction was made possible chiefly through the estate of Henry Backhaus - 1811-1882, a German from Paderborn and the first Catholic priest on the Bendigo goldfields. ..

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  • Central Deborah Gold Mine
Stop : Central Deborah Gold Mine
76 Violet Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

For an unforgettable experience, descend to the depths of Bendigo's underworld at Central Deborah Gold Mine and discover the significance of Bendigo's gold mining history...

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  • Plumes Emporium
Stop : Plumes Emporium
284-288 High Street, Golden Square VIC 3555

Plumes Emporium is a trove of local products, antiques and secondhand books, and the perfect place to shop for unique and quirky finds...

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  • Cooinda Park Playspace
Stop : Cooinda Park Playspace
183-191 MacKenzie St West, Golden Square VIC 3555

Cooinda Park Playspace is popular for its multiple slide hill and extensive play equipment. The park is equipped with BBQ and picnic facilities available for community use.  The playground equipment cannot be booked, but the surrounds of the park can be reserved for events and activities...

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Stop : Gateway Park
28 High Street, Kangaroo Flat VIC 3555

Located at the entrance to Bendigo in Kangaroo Flat, Gateway Park welcomes visitors and locals alike. Talk a leisurely walk around the lake, have a barbecue or a picnic or just enjoy the local flora and fauna. It's a great place to have a rest break for travelers too. There's public toilets and picnic tables at this park as well as the Gateway Park BMX Jumps and Gateway Park Function Centre. ..

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  • Crusoe Reservoir
Stop : Crusoe Reservoir and No. 7 Park
MacKenzie Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Crusoe reservoir provides great opportunities for water activities such as swimming, fishing, non-powered boating with plenty of flora and fauna to discover. Seating and picnic facilities, ideal for all family and social outings, are found throughout the park...

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