• Discover Bendigo's History and Arts - Two Days One Night Accessibility itinerary




02 day(s)

Over two days in Bendigo you can get a real feel for this exciting regional city. From thriving arts and culinary scenes, to history as rich as the gold that built the city's grand architecture, Bendigo has plenty to offer.

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Day : Art & Culture of Bendigo

Journey to Bendigo to discover art and culture right here in central Victoria.

Since the gold rush of the 1850s Bendigo has been a cultural hotspot and that continues today as a vibrant arts scene lives side by side with strong Chinese history, all set among verdant heritage landscapes. Find out today why so many visitors are flocking to the Bendigo CBD as you explore. 


  • Burger at Percy and Percy
Stop : Percy and Percy
110 Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Arrive in Bendigo in time for brunch. Make your way to Percy and Percy, a vibrant cafe situated on the edge of the CBD which offers plenty of space, inside and out. Find the perfect spot for a coffee, freshly squeezed juice and something delicious to eat...

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  • Entrance to the gardens at Golden Dragon Museum
Stop : Golden Dragon Museum
Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo VIC 3550

Learn about the history and continuous heritage of Chinese culture in Bendigo. From the gold rush days through to current day celebrations, the Golden Dragon Museum is a fascinating place to learn about the deep connections between regional Australia and China...

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  • Rosalind Park in autumn
Stop : Rosalind Park
Rosalind Park, Bendigo VIC 3550

From the Golden Dragon Museum make your way to Bendigo Art Gallery through Rosalind Park. This beautiful green space included verdant avenues, wide open lawns and was an epicentre of activity during the gold rush of the 1850s...

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  • Woman at Bendigo Art Gallery
Stop : Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia's premier regional art gallery, welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone. The perfect place to spend an afternoon...

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  • Spacious room at Fountain View Suites
Stop : Fountain View Suites
10-12 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Check in to your accomodation at the Fountain View Suites. Located in the centre of Bendigo and just a couple of doors down from the Bendigo Art Gallery, you will be close to everything...

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  • Handle Bar is a colourful and accessible bar in Bendigo
Stop : Handle Bar
73 Mitchell St, Bendigo VIC 3550

After a great day of absorbing the arts and culture of vibrant Bendigo, let the good times roll on as you call into the colourful Handle Bar...

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  • Patrons at Masons of Bendigo can watch the chefs at work
Stop : Masons of Bendigo
25 Queen St, Bendigo VIC 3550

For dinner tonight the best tastes of the region will be expertly plated up for you at the Chef's Hatted restaurant, Masons of Bendigo...

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Day : Pottery & Gold History

Make the most of today, after a yummy breakfast why not give wheel throwing a go at Bendigo Pottery. Then at Central Deborah Gold Mine you'll learn all about gold mining, and can even try panning for real gold!


  • A colourful breakfast at Spring Gully General Store
Stop : Spring Gully General Store
134 Spring Gully Rd, Spring Gully VIC 3550

Soak up the sun in the courtyard as you tuck into a colourful breakfast. Choose from healthy options or a bit of an indulgence to kickstart your day...

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  • Wheel throwing at Bendigo Pottery
Stop : Bendigo Pottery
146 Midland Hwy, Epsom VIC 3551

A visit to Bendigo Pottery offers more than just pottery. Explore the artist's village and meet the makers of quality local produce. Meander through an abundance of antiques and collectables and find an array of pottery products for sale, all created on site. Perhaps even try wheel throwing for yourself...

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  • Ground underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine
Stop : Central Deborah Gold Mine
76 Violet St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Unearth Bendigo's rich gold history at Central Deborah Gold Mine. Pan for gold and perhaps take a subterranean tour of the underground mine shafts. For lunch why not dig into a traditional Cornish-style pasty just as the oldtimers would have done...

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