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Bendigo Vintage Tram. Tourism VIC, Ewen Bell
Bendigo Vintage Tram. Tourism VIC, Ewen Bell
Bendigo Town Hall. Photo by Tourism Victoria.
Bendigo Town Hall. Photo by Tourism Victoria
Bendigo Art Gallery. Tourism VIC, Ewen Bell
Bendigo Art Gallery. Tourism VIC, Ewen Bell
Tram Running on Midland Street in Bendigo
Tram Running on Midland Street in Bendigo
Chinese Joss House. Tourism VIC, James Lauritz
Chinese Joss House. Tourism VIC, James Lauritz
Bendigo Art Gallery. Tourism VIC, Peter Dunphy
Bendigo Art Gallery. Tourism VIC, Peter Dunphy
Alexandra Fountain, Bendigo. Tourism Victoria
Alexandra Fountain, Bendigo. Tourism Victoria
Conservatory Gardens. Photo Peter Dunphy
Conservatory Gardens. Photo Peter Dunphy

Bendigo Information

Bendigo is the second largest inland city in Victoria with a population of close to 100,000 people. The town derives its name from Bendigo Creek. Bendigo grew very significantly in the Victorian Gold Rush days and is most notable in name for being the home to the famous Bendigo Bank.

Bendigo was first established in 1851 and was originally occupied by the Dja Dja Wrung Aboriginal people. Mining and gold discovery led to the quick growth and it was once the scene of a massive protest against the gold licence fee introduced by the government to capitalise on people mining for gold.

Mining in Bendigo and surrounding areas is still massive today with Bendigo Mining NL producing thousands of ounces of gold every year. This also makes visiting a mine tour one of the most prominent attraction when holidaying in Bendigo.

Tourism is rife in Bendigo with many magnificent heritage buildings all over town to see. The Bendigo Gold Museum is another great activity for any holidaymaker and the museum showcases the gold history from pioneering days to present including a great gold collection and memorabilia.

The Bendigo Art Gallery is another great place to visit and was first established in 1887. This makes it one of the oldest galleries in Australia housing some great artworks including European art from the early 1800ís. The art gallery is located at 42 View Street, Bendigo.

Another great attraction to see in Bendigo is the Chinese Joss House Temple. Here you can discover more about the culture of Chinese migrants who first settled in Bendigo during the pioneering days of the gold rush.

For sightseeing the Bendigo Vintage Tram tour is a great way to explore the city and the hop-on hop-off tour allows you to explore the city of Bendigo at your own leisure.

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Bendigo Town View. Courtesy Tourism Victoria. Photo Graham Scheer, Magray Images
Bendigo Town View. Courtesy Tourism Victoria. Photo Graham Scheer, Magray Images
Shamrock Hotel and Street View. Courtesy Tourism Victoria. Photo by Peter Dunphy
Shamrock Hotel and Street View. Courtesy Tourism Victoria. Photo by Peter Dunphy