So you are thinking of visiting Bendigo

Bendigo is my favorite rural city. They just seem to know how to get it right. Driving into the city you will notice flower beds full of colour, with a central heritage fountain in the centre of town. If you haven’t been to bendigo before you don’t know what you are missing out on. Magnificent heritage buildings, tree lined streets and fantastic street-side cafes.
Bendigo was built on a heritage rich in mining – there was gold in them there hills and it’s very easy to see the influence through town design and heritage buildings. The city region is abundant in buildings that are very well kept, still boasting the year they were built proudly on their frontage. The streets are lined with large shady deciduous trees and the botanical gardens beckon from across the city.
Central Deborah Mine is a great place to visit and tour the facilities or take in the Golden Dragon Museum and Chinese Gardens.
Bendigo offers streetside cafes, every type of accommodation you could want, day spas, movie theatres and galleries. Activities for the kids or somewhere to get away on your own this is a must see destination.
Bendigo must be one of the most beautiful rural cities in Australia. Every time you visit Bendigo they seem to be making improvements to the city. Anytime of year is great time to visit the Bendigo Botanical Gardens, take a ride on the Talking Tram or go down the Central Deborah Gold Mine. If it’s wet sit in one of Bendigo’s great cafes and enjoy the splendor of the surrounding heritage architecture. Other rural cities could learn a lot from Bendigo.

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So you’re thinking of visiting Port Campbell?

A very trendy coastal town lined with restaurants and cafes right down to the beaches edge.  If you are going along the Great Ocean Road then Port Campbell has to be on your list. Not only is the town picturesque but it is surrounding by some of the most stunning scenery you will see on your trip including the Twelve Apostles.

Port Campbell is not a large seaside town with under a thousand permanent residents but offers facilities hard to match on the Great Ocean Road including a national park,  stunning beaches and a very good selection of dining. Drive down to the beach for views of the inlet and surrounding Port Campbell National Park where you can enjoy the beach, go for a swim or walk up to the jetty.

If you are looking for a base to explore the Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell is an excellent location and within driving distance for a daytrip to Warrnambool.