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Destination guide

Go for the gold and pan for fun in Bendigo

In the 1850s, visitors arrived in the gold rush boomtown of Bendigo with visions of fortunes dancing in their heads. Today, the gold may be gone from Bendigo, but the good times prevail. Spend your days exploring the city centre and its history, known for its grand Victorian architecture, museums, and sprawling parks and gardens. Located in the heart of the state of Victoria, the region is also famous for its food and wine scene, where you can dine in gourmet restaurants and tour vineyards. Bendigo vacation rentals also place you 150 kilometres northwest of the bustling metropolis of Melbourne.

Things to do

Art and wine – let's drink to the finer things in life

Culture vultures will love the numerous galleries and museums sprinkled around town, including the Bendigo Art Gallery, home to a massive collection of Australian art, and the Golden Dragon Museum, which celebrates the city's Chinese heritage. Rosalind Park, a green space blooming with gardens and a conservatory, is sandwiched between both museums. A Bendigo vacation rental puts you near some of the 80 local wineries found throughout the surrounding Bendigo and Heathcote wine regions, where you can schedule a day of wine tasting tours and top it off with a gourmet meal as the sun sets on the vineyards.

Activities

Talking trams and dancing dragons – Bendigo has it all

Get your bearings by starting your vacation with a ride on Bendigo's talking tram, an old-fashioned street car that offers a narrated history of the city's storied past. You could also get a little dirty by working with clay at Bendigo Pottery, Australia's oldest working pottery, then cleaning off at nearby Lake Eppalock, a popular spot for fishing, waterskiing, boating and swimming. If you book a Bendigo vacation rental around Easter, be prepared for crowds as the city hosts the Bendigo Easter Festival. A feast for the eyes and ears, the festival includes a parade of Chinese dragons.

Weather

Oh, go dry out! Sunshine and warm weather reigns supreme

Mild is the key word when it comes to weather in Bendigo, as the area offers a warm Mediterranean climate with very few extremes. For example, highs in July rarely fall below a tepid 12 degrees and snow is almost completely unheard of. In January, the mercury hovers around 29 degrees with plenty of sunshine. The area stays dry as well, offering around 240 rain-free days throughout the year. Just make sure you pack an umbrella if you're visiting between May and September, when most of the annual precipitation falls.

Natural highlights

Park place – finding nature in the heart of the city

Rosalind Park and Bendigo Botanical Gardens bring a bit of nature to the city. Stroll through lavender gardens and fields of oak trees, all of which serve as the home to a variety of wildlife, including possums, ducks, bats, lizards and owls. For avid fishermen, Lake Eppalock is a well-stocked lake, offering plenty of trout and cod throughout the year. For the ultimate wilderness adventure, escape to Greater Bendigo National Park, which surrounds the city of Bendigo. The 17,000-hectare park features hiking and biking trails through dense forests and grassy woodlands.

How to get there

Transport to and around Bendigo

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Bendigo Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Bendigo?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 85 holiday rentals around Bendigo. From 9 cottages to 52 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Bendigo is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bendigo?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Bendigo. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Central Deborah Gold Mine: 107 holiday rentals
  • Rosalind Park: 103 holiday rentals
  • The Capital-Bendigo's Performing Arts Centre: 100 holiday rentals
  • Bendigo Art Gallery: 103 holiday rentals
  • Bendigo Station: 103 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bendigo listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Bendigo?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 9 Cottages in Bendigo. Our other popular types of Bendigo holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 52 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 11 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 9 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bendigo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Bendigo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.