The Bendigo Visitor Centre is the best place to start your Bendigo experience. It is a one-stop shop for accommodation bookings, event information and bookings, things to do information, historical details and for finding the perfect Bendigo memento.
Discover hidden treasures inside one of Bendigo’s most beautiful historic buildings, originally the Post Office, opened in 1887. This classic example of Renaissance Revival style architecture now operates as the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre. It is now also home to the Living Arts Space, showcasing the best of local artisans, and the Post Office Gallery, showcasing the region’s heritage.
The Bendigo Visitor Centre is forging an Australian leadership role in the delivery of innovative visitor servicing programs and has been recognised for its achievements by winning state tourism awards and also the prestigious Australian Tourism Award in March 2011. The Bendigo Visitor Centre awaits the opportunity to welcome you to Bendigo.
During September and early October, Bendigo is covered in beautiful tulips. The annual Conservatory Gardens Tulip Display will be blooming along Pall Mall which features more than 30,000 tulips in an assortment of colours, sizes and blooming times.
Some of the varieties on display are Ad Rem, Agrass White, Carola and Holland Beauty.
Join the walking tours and hear from curators while they share their techniques and wisdom during this tour.
The Historic Post Office Tours in Bendigo operate regularly on Wednesday at 11:00am and Saturdays at 2:00pm.
The grandeur of the Historic Post Office is demonstrated in the exterior details with gargoyles and lions adorning all faces of this magnificent building.
These intricacies are replicated throughout the internal spaces and can be explored during these small group tours. Your guide will share their favourite stories of the building’s occupants, past and present while you venture to secret spaces beneath.
A unique opportunity to see an architectural masterpiece created in 1887 by the state government to signify Bendigo’s prominence in Victoria’s prosperity. Designed by G.W Watson initially as a Post Office, the building served many purposes during the twentieth century and now proudly houses the Bendigo Visitor Centre.
Fully restored to its former glory in 1986, this treasured grand old dame, continues to provide a warm welcome to all, just as it would have over 125 years ago.
Come and tour beautiful Bendigo’s best-loved foodie treasures. Taste your way around an artisan chocolate shop, dreamy ice creamery, sourdough bakery, Italian delicatessen, a wholefoods fun emporium and an uber cool restaurant, while explore many of our beautiful heritage buildings.
In this guided tour, participants will meet the makers and hear their stories, sample handcrafted treats, fill your tour bag with gifts from each venue, and enjoy a light lunch of local produce and tasting glass of regional wine
Tours operate each Saturday from 10:00am until 12:45pm, departing from the Bendigo Visitor Centre. Please arrive 9:45am sharp.
Private group bookings are available, require three weeks notice and are bookable Tuesday to Saturday. Subject to availability.
Please call or visit the website to book.
Please mention dietary requirements upon booking.
Immerse yourself in the rich stories of a golden past, explore stunning heritage architecture fashioned in a time when Bendigo was the richest city in the world.
Bendigo Town Hall Tours operate regularly on Wednesday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 11:00am. During the height of the gold rush the civic fathers of Bendigo were displeased with the practical appearance of their municipal building.
A redevelopment of the Town Hall was commissioned to reflect the exuberance and splendour of Bendigo’s golden age. The masterpiece that now commands the site was the creation of W.C Vahland who went on to become one of the city’s most revered architects.
Decorative plaster adorned with 22 carat gold leaf, befitting a European palace, holds the stories of a city built on gold. Your guide will take you on a journey throughout including the opportunity to explore the current city council chambers, which would not be complete without spending a moment at the Mayor’s table.
Restoration of the splendid building was completed in 2003, it certainly remains as it was at the turn of the century, the jewel in Bendigo’s crown.