Rosalind Park Poppet Head
The lookout, situated at the top of Camp Hill, was originally a poppet head from the Garden Gully United mine (one of Bendigo's richest mines) and was installed in its current location in 1931. During...Read More
The whole family will adore beautiful Rosalind Park – 60 acres of grassy open spaces, lush leafy trees, a fabulous playground, ornate statues, an historic conservatory, a fernery and beautiful old gardens to explore, located on the edge of the Bendigo CBD.
Rosalind Park was the site of the Government Camp of the 1850s and so became the focus of public life and administration. Prior to 1851 the area we now call Rosalind Park was a grassy woodland with large River Red Gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) lining the Bendigo Creek that was a chain of deep permanent fresh water pools. The creek would have been an important source of food and water for the Dja Dja Wrung people who lived in this area.
The 1851 goldrush transformed this little valley into a jumble of shallow shafts, mullock heaps and puddling mills. The story of Rosalind Park is about transformation of a goldfield into an important public park.
Rosalind Park is located on the corner of View Street and Pall Mall in the centre of Bendigo. It is open all hours, note children’s playground is open outside school hours.
Try the Rosalind Park Discovery Walk and explore the beautiful park. Click here to download the brochure now or contact the Bendigo Visitor Centre on 1800 813 153 to request a copy.