Bendigo Vintage Talking Tram Tour
1 to 6 hours
There is no better way to see Bendigo than aboard a beautifully refurbished Vintage Talking Tram. Whether you're in Bendigo for the weekend or just have an hour to spare, a Vintage Talking Tram Tour is the quickest way to get your bearings and see the city's key landmarks and monuments. Or take your time discovering the city by hopping on and off the tram to explore the many parks, attractions, shopping and dining facilities that are within walking distance of the tram stops. Our friendly tram drivers and conductors are always happy to chat and give you some "insider" tips on what else there is to do during your Bendigo break. Each tour includes a 10-minute stop at the tram depot ... home to our heritage tram fleet. We highly recommend staying a bit longer to do the free self-guided tour and to meet Birney, our famous cat!Catch a beautifully refurbished Vintage Talking Tram from Tram Stop 1 at Central Deborah Gold Mine. Trams run half hourly throughout the day starting at 10am. We recommend downloading the timetable from our website. The tram tour is a one hour round trip for those who have limited time, however your ticket is valid throughout the day, so you can hop on and off as often as you like. Free parking is available at all the tram stops except the City Centre stop (Tram Stop 2). The tour, which includes an onboard commentary, takes you through the centre of Bendigo past key landmarks, including: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Alexandra Fountain, Rosalind Park, the Shamrock Hotel, the Old Post Office and Law Courts; the Conservatory gardens, Chinese precinct and Lake Weeroona. The tour is also within walking distance of numerous scenic parks and tourist attractions, including: Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Art Gallery, Golden Dragon Museum, Discovery Science and Technology Centre; Bendigo Tramways Depot and Workshop; Bendigo Woollen Mills, the Bendigo Joss House Temple and Peppergreen Farm. There are great dining options within walking
Central Deborah Gold Mine Experience Tour
1 hour 15 minutes
Don a hard hat and miner’s lamp, descend 61 metres beneath the surface and walk in the footsteps of past gold miners at Bendigo's iconic Central Deborah Gold Mine. With only the lamp on your helmet to light the path our friendly and knowledgeable guides will regale you with stories from a bygone era as you explore the honeycomb of underground tunnels, see past mining equipment in action and discover what conditions as a miner were really like during the harsh gold rush. Afterwards, explore the surface of the mine with its treasure trove of vintage mining machinery, gold panning and interpretive museum.Visit: Central Deborah Gold Mine, 76 Violet St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550 AustraliaWearing a hard hat and miner's lamp, become enthralled by Bendigo's golden past as you explore the honeycomb of tunnels with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides.