Some of Bendigo's busiest tourist spots will reopen at full capacity this weekend.
Bendigo Heritage Attractions chief executive James Reade said restrictions eased by the state government this weekend had paved the way for the re-opening.
"We will return to a normal capacity with a few slight restrictions," he said. "We are hoping for very busy weekend and are mindful there has been storm damage other parts of state, which people will be trying to avoid."
Mr Reade said BHA sites including Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Tramways and joss House had stayed closed with restrictions to prohibitive for the attractions to open effectively.
"They were too restrictive for us to open," he said. "We would have been reducing tour sizes by more than 50 per cent across all sites. So it was not financially viable for use to open.
"Plus the Melbourne market makes up a (great deal) of our market and (metropolitan residents) haven't been able to travel.
"But we see as soon as people are allowed out, they are coming out droves. We are also encouraging locals that there is no better time to try something that is sitting in your backyard."
Mr Reade said each time restrictions were eased, BHA staff had to read the fine print to see how it affected their business.
"The challenge is trying to interpret what rules apply to each business," he said. "Being the close nature of trams makes it a transport classification and the underground mine is an indoor setting.
"We've been severely impacted from a profitability perspective and have tried to retain as many staff as we can. From a mental position is its exhausting. You constantly feel in you are survival mode and it will be another 12 months before there is some certainty.
"The next 12 months is critical to get people through the door and ensure we are sustainable and profitable. We're not alone, other businesses are in a similar position."
Mr Reade said the winter months would remain important for BHA with group bookings a big part of their expect visits.
"A big part of our market is school groups and that has been impacted by a lot of cancellations in the last few weeks," he said. "We are hopeful easing of restrictions can see the big groups back from outside the region and interstate.
"We have seen bookings cancelled over the next three to six months as people lose a bit of confidence."
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