Top Tour Ideas Bendigo
Bendigo is a major city in Victoria of over a hundred and fifty thousand people. In it’s own right Bendigo has many attractions, restaurants and activities to keep even the most discerning visitor happy.
But it is perfectly located to act as a base for some top tours and days out around the region. Accessible by coach charter or mini bus hire these activities are only a short trip from Bendigo.
Victorian Goldfields Railway Steam Train Ride
Even if you are not a train buff the Victorian Goldfields experience is a pleasure for young and old alike.
Travelling in a mode of days gone past you will get spectacular views of Castlemaine, Muckleford and Maldon as you travel through farmland and forest.
During the trip take in the ever changing landscape from urban concrete to forresty and pastoral villages. On board will be snacks and wine although you can upgrade to first class to enjoy the elegant lounge.
Central Deborah Gold Mine
Quite an unforgettable experience, descend into the depths of Bendigo’s underworld and learn all about Bendigo’s historic golden past in mining.
The tour takes about an hour and a half and visitors must don hard hats and overalls. Discover what conditions were like in olden times for the miners who worked in the mine.
The tour includes a typical miner’s lunch and there is a minimum age of eight years old to partake the tour.
It is billed as; There are nine levels of darkness, Deep, Dark, Dirty and Awesome!
Heathcote is less than 50km from Bendigo and is a terrific place to visit for a day trip especially for lovers of wine. There are many wineries a short distance from Heathcote as well as the award-winning cellar doors in the town itself.
A long-time favourite for serious wine buffs the township also boasts great walks, shopping, dining and close by water sports at Lake Eppalock.
Heathcote is rapidly gaining a reputation as a foodie hub also so there is some fine cuisine on offer to enjoy as you quaff a glass of your favourite tipple.
The Loddon Valley is a perfect destination for a visit and is only 40KM from Bendigo. The Valley is peppered with quaint small country towns all with their own distinct identities and all offering something different.
The area is famous for it’s once thriving eucalyptus oil industry as well as it’s wineries and tasty bakeries. The Loddon River is a favourite location for cooling down and everything that is associated with sports on the river including; fishing, swimming and water skiing.
Located in the valley is Mount Kooyoora which has some fantastic camping, picnicking and hiking experiences for you to partake of. All these ideas are easily reachable from Bendigo and are just some of the fantastic options open to visitors and locals alike.
Getting to any of these great places is made easier with low-cost bus and coach charter from Bendigo Coachlines. For more information and to make your booking, contact our friendly team today!