Fresh ears for Bendigo’s historical stories

Thousands of the tourists who travel to Bendigo each year are curious about its past.

The grand, historic buildings in the heart of the city evoke stories of the gold rush.

But the region’s stories run far deeper than can be seen at a glance from the steps of the visitor centre at Pall Mall. 

Some of the people most knowledgeable about central Victoria’s history are among those offering to share their insights.

Bendigo Historical Society members are conducting tours of the city’s historical highlights on Sundays throughout the summer as part of the local council’s Summer in the Parks program.

The one-hour tours start at 10am on Sundays at the Bendigo Visitor Centre and costs $5 per adult. Admission is free for children.

The historical society also leads a tour of the Shamrock Hotel from 2pm on Sundays. Bookings are $15 per person, including afternoon tea, and can be made at the hotel.

Boort’s stunning natural attractions set the scene for Jida Gulpilil’s tours, which aim to foster an appreciation for both Aboriginal culture and the environment.

For more information about the Gulpilil’s Australia tours, call the Loddon Visitor Information Centre on 5494 1200.

To see more of Bendigo’s Summer in the Parks program, click here.