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.
Bendigo VIC 3550 Open on Everyday