Day Tours From Bendigo - Dunolly
Situated in the Central Goldfields area of Victoria, Dunolly is only 45 minutes from Bendigo and ideal for a day trip from Bendigo
Perhaps you are considering a group tour to explore all the things to do and see in Dunolly, if this is the case look no further than Bendigo Coachlines who are the specialists in group transportation in the region.
History Of Dunolly
In the mid nineteenth century, Dunolly was the site of one of the largest gold rushes ever in Victoria. An estimated 60,000 people rushed to the town seeking to exploit the discovery of rich gold deposits.
The main street of Dunolly, Broadway stretched as far as the eye could see with temporary timber and canvas structures. These structures were numerous establishments of all sorts of traders involved in the “diggers” business from; grocers, drapers, ironmongers, banks, bootmakers, breweries, gunsmiths and of course undertakers.
Today Dunolly is a charming town, with plenty to keep the visitor amused from any walk of life. Tourists can experience a wide range of dining from town to country. There are bijou cafes where a freshly brewed espresso can be enjoyed, fine dining restaurants in heritage surrounds or alternatively you can skip to the nearby countryside for a day visiting the local vineyards.
The Goldfields region of Victoria boasts three distinct and significant wine regions, which are Bendigo, Ballarat and Heathcote. Bendigo and Heathcote produce some of Australia’s finest robust shiraz, whilst over in Ballarat their fame is for more elegant and delicate wines as a consequence of the cooler climate.
Surrounding the Dunolly area is a rich hinterland that provide some incredible local produce and regional specialities. When visiting be sure you sample the Bullboar sausages, locally pressed creamy olive oil or the tangy local goat’s cheese.
A trip to Harcourt can let you try the finest apples and pears and every type of dish and drink made from the juicy fruit.
Things To Do
Today Dunolly’s attractive main street is lined with impressive kurrajongs and architecture pertaining to the old gold rush days. Take a leisurely stroll along Broadway, where you can visit the museum and search for family history, or perhaps visit the historic buildings in particular the Courthouse and Dunolly Town Hall.
Alternatively if you are more adventurous, hire a bicycle and ride the Dunolly Cycle Tracks, which are a series of signposted forest trails and roads of varying length taking you deep into the wilderness.
As well as Dunolly, these trails pass through the old gold towns of Tarnagulla, Bealiba, Waanyarra, Betley and Goldsborough.
The Central Goldfields area and Dunolly throw up many great things for the visitor to see and do. Around every corner is something different and interesting, the food and wine is exceptional and the welcome is outstanding.