An eclectic mix of food, fashion and art has awakened one of Bendigo’s most endearing laneways.
This little charmer was once known as Dispensary Lane in recognition of the busy pharmacy that was once located on the laneway. From here remedies and medications were dispensed to locals for decades.
Nowadays, you can find some of Australia’s emerging brands in fashion and cosmetics as you delve into the salons and boutiques that set the pace. Ever changing street art and regular foodie events add to the buzz and Melbourne laneway feel.
Get a daily dose of new-release movies, art-house films, live music and theatre at one of Bendigo’s premier cultural hot spots. First-class entertainment has become a staple of the city and many of Bendigo’s heritage buildings have been re-purposed for art’s sake.
Looking to escape the concrete jungle and reconnect with nature? Are you missing wide horizons and night skies that blaze with stars? Did you know Heathcote, just half an hour from Bendigo, is one of the state’s top spots for star gazing?
Go where the Astronomical Society of Victoria goes to view the night sky. The group has a ‘dark sky site’ at Heathcote, and while its exact location is closely kept, the views are just as stunning from any vantage point around town.
“There’s an amazing array of performing arts experiences on offer here in Bendigo. Children’s and family theatre, intimate theatre, physical theatre – it’s all happening. Even the talented Flying Fruit Fly Circus and Circus Oz are taking to our stages!” David Lloyd, Manager of Capital Venues & Events.
With over 107,000 people coming through the doors for over 380 performances in 2017, Bendigo is continuing to shine when it comes to performing arts.
“Our live music scene is now one to be envied - and that’s not my opinion, that’s what I hear from everyone who comes and experiences Bendigo for themselves.” Colin Thompson - Director, Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival"
The grass is bluer in Bendigo. From humble grass root beginnings to the emerging music scene that is blues and roots, Bendigo is fast becoming known for its unique blues scene. You can slip into a laneway, step into a church or descend a staircase to below street level to experience the blues.