• Two Day Arts and Culture Getaway

Destinations

Bendigo

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Duration

02 day(s)

Bendigo’s rich cultural offerings have put it on the world’s map. Discover a treasure trove of creativity less than two hours from Melbourne. A weekend is all it takes to experience the highlights.

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Day : A Day in the Centre of Bendigo

Love arts, love Bendigo. Immerse yourself and find local, national and international works in renowned galleries and on our streets.

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Stops

  • Bendigo Visitor Information Centre
Stop : Historic Post Office
51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo VIC 3550

Begin your cultural immersion at the Historic Post Office, now home of the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre, one of the city’s grandest heritage buildings. A passionate local guide will arm you with all the info you need to get the most of your visit. The building houses two galleries; the Living Arts Space presents regional artists’ work and the Post Office Gallery celebrates Bendigo stories...

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  • Bendigo Art Gallery
Stop : Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View st, Bendigo VIC 3550

Take time to explore the latest exhibitions at Bendigo’s celebrated art gallery. The permanent collection is also worth visiting, it includes significant historic and contemporary works. Join a guided tour to learn more...

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  • Bendigo Tramways
  • Bendigo Joss House
Stop : Bendigo Tramways and Joss House
1 Tramways Avenue, Bendigo VIC 3550

Travel back in time on a famous Talking Tram. Learn the story of the city as you trundle the streets, vintage style. Stop off at the heritage Chinese Joss House, a traditional place of worship established during the gold rush...

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  • Bendigo Chancery Lane
  • Bendigo Pottery Artisans
Stop : Go for an Artist Walk
Chancery Lane, Bendigo VIC 3550

Take a leisurely self-guided walk of Bendigo’s growing street art offerings. Find yourself in funky laneways, historic hotspots and colourful pockets of the creative CBD. Get distracted by boutique shopping and great cafes along the way..

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

No matter your faith you’ll love the Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral, which sits high on a hill over Bendigo. Consecrated in 1907 but not completed until 1977, it’s one of Australia’s largest churches. The architecture and stained glass is something to marvel at...

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Stop : Watch a show at the Ulumbarra Theatre
10 Gaol Road, Bendigo VIC 3550

The city’s 1000-seat theatre is a remarkable feat of architecture, being built within Bendigo’s original 19th century sandstone jail. It features a full program of theatre, music, comedy and dance, attracting national and international acts...

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Day : Pottery, Museum and more

Bendigo’s rich cultural offerings have put it on the world’s map. Discover a treasure trove of creativity less than two hours from Melbourne. A weekend is all it takes to experience the highlights.

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Stops

Stop : Get your Hands Dirty at the Bendigo Pottery
146 Midland Highway, Epsom Victoria 3551, Australia

Tour Australia’s oldest working pottery, choose an iconic Bendigo-made souvenir and try your hand at the potter’s wheel. The daily wheel-throwing lessons are a memorable hands-on experience and a chan...

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  • Bendigo Dai Gum San
Stop : Learn our Chinese History
1/11 Bridge Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Learn the story of Chinese settlement and influence on the goldfields. Visit the world’s longest imperial dragon and the tranquil traditional Chinese gardens...

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Stop : Bendigo Blues Tram
76 Violet Street, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia

Does your visit coincide with the Blues Tram? Jump on board on selected Saturdays and settle into the groove of a unique gig. Ride the Bendigo streets, enjoy a relaxed drink and an intimate performanc...

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Stop : The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion
25 Sandhurst Town Rd Myers Flat VIC 3556, Australia

Travel back to Melbourne via Myers Flat and call into The Great Stupa. This breathtaking Buddhist temple is steadily rising from the bush north of Bendigo. Tour the temple and peace gardens, learn a l...

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