The gold rush funded many famous buildings in the city, including the Alexandra Fountain, Bendigo Town Hall, the old post office (which now houses the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre) and the law courts. Stroll through the tree-lined streets and visit galleries displaying Australian art, or sample finest Bendigo wines at the local wineries. Colonial Victorian style buildings flank the streets of Bendigo, reminding visitors that the city was considered the world's major gold rush destination. Take a walk or hop on a Bendigo Tramways Talking Tram and discover city’s historic past.
You can also take a tour of Bendigo Town Hall or the Post Office both of which reflect the splendour and abundance of region's golden age. Another popular attraction is the century-old Bendigo Joss House Temple, a unique red brick building dedicated to Kwan Gong, the god of prosperity and war.
Be sure to visit Bendigo Pottery, Australia's oldest working pottery, which is home to an amazing collection of ceramics including clay pipes, bricks, roof tiles and tableware. Bendigo also has several lakes, gardens and parks. Lake Weerona is set amidst 18 hectares of greenery, which also features a man-made lake.
Rosalind Park is a Victorian-style garden, which features sculpture, a blue stone viaduct, a cascade waterfall and a lookout tower offering panoramic views of the city. Bendigo Botanical Gardens is one of Australia's oldest botanic gardens and is home to various native animals including coots, ducks and purple swamphens.