"THE HISTORIC GOLD RUSH CITY OF BENDIGO" Top 5 Page for this destination Bendigo by balhannah
Bendigo Travel Guide: 106 reviews and 238 photos
BENDIGO - A BUSY, VIBRANT REGIONAL CENTRE
Created during one of the biggest Gold Rushes in the world, this is a City that it worth visiting. Every time I come here, I find somewhere new to visit!
Bendigo has opulence!
The gold rush began in 1851 when the first diggers rushed to the Bendigo fields and continued until 1954 when the last bucket of ore was brought to the surface.
Bendigo became a mix of nationalities, the Irish at St Killians, the Cornish at Long Gully and the Germans at Ironbark Gully, all came here after one thing - GOLD!
The city has many fine buildings, and quite a few are to do with the Chinese.
There a lots of beautiful parks, I just didn't take photo's of any!
Do come to Bendigo, it is easily reached by public transport, or is approx a 90min drive from Melbourne along the four lane divided Calder Freeway (A79).
After having a wonderful time in Bendigo [I wished I had an extra day], it was time to start heading back to Brisbane, but still some more interesting towns and sights to see before then.
Our next stop is at the small town of ROCHESTER, where one of Australias greatest cyclists was born.
- Pros:Interesting history about the Chinese & gold rush era
- In a nutshell:A must visit when in Victoria!
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Written Oct 15, 2012
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