Author: Tahlia Maynard Date Posted:22 January 2017
Bendigo is one of those special towns that seem to blend the best of the past with everything we love about the present.
Average Winter Temps: 12.7℃
Average Summer Temps: 28.2℃
Traditional Land of: Dja Dja Wurrung, otherwise known as the Jaara People
Bendigo used to be one of those Victorian boomtowns back in the 1800s, as the discovery of gold in the area sparked a rush of migrants pouring into the area in search of fortune and adventure. Even after that initial search for gold exhausted the alluvial finds, the next century and a half saw mining companies pull hundreds of tonnes of quartz reef gold out of the ground.
As a result of all that wealth, the people of the town built lavish buildings, many of which remain popular tourist attractions to this day. In fact, the area remains one of the best examples of preserved Victorian architecture. Today, the town is one of the fastest growing cities in Victoria, and that trend is expected to continue well into the future.
If you're looking for adventure, cultural enrichment, or just a tranquil place to get away from the cares of the world, then Bendigo is a must-see tourist stop.
- National Features Reserve
- Kooyoora State park
- Terrick Terrick National park
- One Tree Swamp N.C.R.
- Two Tree Swamp W.R.
- Kara Kara State Park
- Organ Pipes National Park
Attractions & Activities
- Bendigo Art Gallery
- Historical and Heritage Tours
- Golden Dragon Museum
- Visit Lake Weeroona
- Bendigo Botanic Gardens
- Bendigo RSL Military Museum
- St Kilian's Church
- Jumpz Trampoline Park
- Yi Yuan Gardens
- George Lansell Statue
- The Brewhouse
- Wine Tours and Tasting
- Beer Tours and Tasting
- Go Golfing
- Gothic Sacred Heart Cathedral
- Take the mine tour at the Central Deborah Mine
- Ride a Vintage Tram
- Bendigo Pottery
- Swim, raft, and enjoy a variety of other water sports
- Go Fishing
- Visit the many national parks and gardens in the area
Central City Caravan Park
Centrally located within the heart of Bendigo, Central City Caravan Park offers easy access to all of the main tourist focal points in the town. From here, you can venture forth to enjoy all that the city has to offer, and explore the Goldfields for which the area is so well-known. The park offers both unpowered and powered sites, laundry facilities, and a well-kept amenities block. There is a swimming pool, accommodations for special needs visitors, and an entertainment center and play area for the children. Pets are welcome as well!
Rates can vary. Call for caravan or camping site booking information.
Big4 Bendigo Ascot Holiday Park
The Big4 Bendigo Ascot Holiday Park offers a multitude of amenities for its guests, including wireless internet, BBQ areas, laundry, a saltwater pool and heated spa, camp kitchen, and a playground to occupy the little ones. They even help to guide your caravan as you enter the park and settle into your spot! There's mini-golf, movie rentals, a jumping pillow, kiosk, pool table, and more. It also offers a convenient location that puts you within close proximity of all of the town's major tourist attractions, helping to ensure that your stay at Ascot Holiday Park enhances your Bendigo adventure.
$30/night for 2 persons, unpowered sites; $40/night for 2 persons, powered sites; $55/night for 2 persons, powered ensuite
$10/night for each additional child or adult
Fees listed are for peak rate, and subject to variation. Call to confirm booking and rate options.
Big4 Bendigo Park Lane Holiday Park
This clean and family-friendly park in Bendigo is a great place to begin any adventure in the region. Its quiet environment and friendly staff will help to ensure that you have the peaceful atmosphere you need after a long day spent exploring the town and surrounding areas. In addition to the BBQ are, pool and spa, camp kitchen, and standard amenities, you'll also find a games room, jumping cushion, and plenty of entertainment in Parky's Wonderland indoor playhouse for the kids! And yes, the playhouse is free for guests. The parks powered sites offer sullage, plenty of grassy area, and access to a family bathroom. Pets are welcome as well.
$36/night for 2 persons, powered sites; $47/night for 2 persons, powered ensuite
Call ahead for booking confirmation.
Free Camping / Low Cost Camping
If you just want a place to lodge for the night, and are looking to save money, there is free camping available at Greater Bendigo National Park. Campgrounds in the area include those at Notley, Loeser, and Mulga Dam. Caravans should consider Notley first, as the caravan sites are friendlier for your drive-through needs.