Bendigo Maryborough & Surrounds
Looking for a weekend away or midweek escape full of art, culture and yummy food? How does staying in luxury accommodation at a Bendigo winery sound for a little getaway? This two night itinerary has a little bit of everything including plenty of fresh air, and has been designed for people of all abilities.
Day : Bendigo Arts & Culture
Discover the vibrant arts and rich cultural offerings of Bendigo as you visit Australia's premier regional art gallery and the city's impressive Chinese museum today.
Stop : Bendigo Art Gallery42 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Arrive in Bendigo and make your way to the renowned Bendigo Art Gallery. See exhibitions from across Australia and around the world in what is regarded as regional Australia's finest art gallery...Read more
Stop : Rosalind ParkRosalind Park, Bendigo VIC 3550
Enjoy the expansive green space of Bendigo's Rosalind Park. Explore tree-lined paths and picturesque gardens to discover a botanical haven right in the middle of Bendigo's CBD...Read more
Stop : Golden Dragon MuseumGolden Dragon Museum, Bendigo VIC 3550
Learn about the rich Chinese culture that has been a part of Bendigo's identity since the gold rush of the 1850s. This colourful collection is continuously evolving as is the story of Bendigo's proud Chinese community...Read more
Stop : Stay, wine-tasting and dinner at Balgownie Estate46 Hermitage Rd, Maiden Gully VIC 3551
Check into your luxury accommodation for the next two nights at Balgownie Estate Winery and Retreat. After settling into you room, enjoy a wine tasting and dinner while overlooking the verdant vineyards. ..Read more
Day : Pottery, Gold & Gourmet Delights
Today you'll experience the best that Bendigo has to offer. From the historic Bendigo Pottery to the iconic Central Deborah Gold Mine you'll be delighted with the unique offerings this vibrant regional city has to offer. Work up an appetite throwing clay wheels and panning for gold before treating yourself to a cheeky cocktail, then a chef's hatted restaurant in the evening.
Stop : Bendigo Pottery146 Midland Hwy, Epsom VIC 3551
After a little sleep in and breakfast in Rae's Restaurant at Balgownie Estate make your way to Bendigo Pottery, Australia's oldest pottery. Discover over 150 years of history and perhaps try wheel throwing for yourself...Read more
Stop : Lunch at Percy & Percy110 Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Back in Bendigo you can enjoy lunch in leafy surrounds in the courtyard of Percy & Percy. Perhaps perch yourself on the balcony overlooking the wide tree-lined streets or find a cosy corner inside this cute cafe with a fascinating story...Read more
Stop : Central Deborah Gold Mine76 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...Read more
Stop : Masons of Bendigo25 Queen St, Bendigo VIC 3550
The fabulous fresh produce of the Bendigo region takes centre stage tonight as you treat yourself to dinner at Masons of Bendigo. This Chefs Hatted restaurant is sure to leave a good taste in your mouth! Afterwards return to Balgownie Estate for another night before returning home tomorrow feeling refreshed and inspired...Read more
Day : Brunch & homeward bound
Forget getting up early today as the only thing you have to do is enjoy some brunch and make the trip home.
Stop : Spring Gully General Store134 Spring Gully Rd, Spring Gully VIC 3550
Check out of your accommodation this morning and make your way across to the Spring Gully General Store for a mid-morning breakfast or shall we say brunch. This should keep you going until you arrive back in Melbourne - or wherever it may be you are heading to next...Read more
Stop : Take the Long Way HomeStation Street, Maryborough VIC 3465
Visiting iconic locations like the Maryborough Railway Station, the Dunolly Historic Precinct and the Welcome Stranger Monument, you'll explore the heart of Victoria's Central Goldfields. ..Read more