Bendigo Walking Tours, Bendigo

#13 of 55 in Things to do in Bendigo
Photography Tour · Cultural Tour
Jill and Pete's unique, guided walk invites you to and beyond stories of gold and mass migration to the former sheep run and quiet valley that was Bendigo in 1851.


Weekdays: 1pm-3pm, 4pm-6pm

Weekends: 10.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-3pm, 4pm-6pm

$25 adults, $20 concession, $15 kids 13 and over, kids under 13 free

$35 for the daily 4:00pm session (includes wine at the stunning historic Winebank on View)

Minimum booking - two adults

A one hour tour by arrangement 1800 813 153

Special tours can be booked for other days and/or times. Minimum group size required 8 people. For bookings and further information please call the Bendigo Visitor Centre on 1800 813 153.

This walking tour is wheelchair friendly

Stories of people like Australia’s first millionaire and cattle tycoon James ‘Hungry’ Tyson, Russian immigrant and retail giant Sidney Myer, social reformer Caroline Chisholm and how Bendigo gold made ‘Marvellous’ Melbourne and shaped a nation.

From radicals to royalty, larrikins to leaders, fortune hunters to founding fathers - these are the quirky, humorous, remarkable stories of Bendigo.

If you’re a local, new to Bendigo or visiting, join in and enjoy an upbeat opportunity to experience this remarkable city with fresh eyes.


Take a guided walk through Bendigo's historic centre; discover past visionaries, urban legends and pivotal moments that made Bendigo the world's richest city of the 1880s.

All the time you'll be surrounded by the distinctive Bendigo boom style architecture that earned an international reputation as the Vienna of the south.

Your guides live locally, are knowledgeable about the facts, the quirky and the not so well known stories of Bendigo.

Tours start at the Conservatory adjoining Pall Mall, and move through the former Government Camp covering a distance of less than a kilometre. It is easy walking and very informal with lots of stops (toilets & drinking fountain on route).

You will finish at the top of View Street right next to the Bendigo Art Gallery and the Marilyn Monroe exhibition.
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  • As you walk around Bendigo, with plenty of stops in the shade, Jill’s commentary brings the gold rush times to life. You can easily imagine the tents everywhere and the sound of the picks and shovels....  more »
  • Jill was exceptionally knowledgeable of Bendigo History. Gave a great insight into many aspects of Bendigo's social history and the people involved in Bendigo's past and present. Would recommend the.....  more »

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