Bendigo is a regional city with a twist. Its quaint old buildings aren’t faded icons of gold-rush glory – they’ve been brought careening into the 21st century.
Step beyond over the threshold of Bendigo’s heritage façades to find dazzling contemporary restaurants, art galleries and theatre venues nestled within the old walls. Bendigo’s long association with Chinese culture has richly influenced the city’s cuisines, museums and festivals. Load up on the Goldfields’ award-winning local wines and artisanal produce – you won’t find better.