More people are discovering Bendigo's street art scene thanks to a tour hosted by a local artist.
Reece Hendy - who is also known by his street art name Nacho Station - launched the tours 12 months ago before the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted them.
"The schedule was pretty heavily affected by COVID, we were relying on tourism to pump it up but it was non-existent," he said. "We ran a few towards the end of 2019 and just opened dates back up recently. It's about showing people the different shortcuts through the city - the ones they wouldn't normally travel down.
"Tourists get a lap of the CBD and from there, they know where to eat, where to shop. It was a way to show them the cool, creative arts but also a heads up of places (around Bendigo)."
The possibility of tours dedicated to street art has come as Bendigo continues to grow its reputation.
"It's been an emerging scene and in the last five years there has been the big rise in it," Mr Hendy said. "I don't think there was much awareness or interest from locals before that.
"But now businesses, governments and tourism (sectors) are realising it's a cool thing to do and we are seeing everyone jumping on board. The success of the Silo Art Trails has had a huge influence in street art becoming more popular."
"Obviously there are some big stand out pieces in Bendigo but we are also looking at local street art. (People) get a better understanding of what to look for and who's out there on local level."
Mr Hendy is planning to begin a second option for the tour which involves a cycling route.
"We're going to do cycling street art tours where you ride along the Back Creek Art Trail," he said. "By bike you can see a lot more in same amount of time.
"There is also a spray painting workshop component, so you can leave you mark on one of underpasses."
For more details visit www.bendigoregion.com.au/explore-bendigo/events/bendigo-street-art-tour