Best Things to do in Bendigo 2021
Discovery Science & Technology Centre
With loads of interactive exhibits to explore, you won’t know what to try first at Discovery! Be sure to look out for the whacky mirrors that make you look really strange, the echoing chamber that repeats your words a thousand times over and don’t forget to play a tune on the thong-a-phone!
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bendigo Art Gallery recently experienced unprecedented growth due to the overwhelming success of exhibitions and programs conceived and delivered under the guidance of Director, Karen Quinlan. In line with its growing popularity as Australia’s largest and most impressive regional art museum, Bendigo Art Gallery launched its $8.5m re-development in March 2014; a new contemporary wing of galleries bordering Rosalind Park at the rear, designed by Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects. This expansion has seen an additional 600sqm gallery space, and forthcoming exhibition, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, will be the first international exclusive to be displayed in this new wing.
True Brew Bendigo
True Brew is a Craft Brewery started in 2011 by two local brothers, Lachy and Cam. They have 16 different beers available to sample at the Brewery including their mist try alcoholic ginger beer.
Central Deborah Gold Mine
When gold was first discovered in Bendigo in 1851 it sparked decades of gold mining worth billions of dollars. Central Deborah Gold Mine was one of the last two commercial mines to cease operation in the wealthy Bendigo goldfields, operating for just 15 years between 1939 and 1954. Although a relatively short time frame, during this period the mine produced 29,865 ounces (929kg) of gold. Today, Central Deborah Gold Mine shares its rich history with visitors.