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Jill & Pete's fully guided one or two hour walking tour offers visitors, those new to Bendigo and long time locals an upbeat and revealing exploration of this remarkable City.


Recently featured as number five in travel writer Patricia Maunders 'Perfect 10' for a visit to the Victorian Goldfields published in The Weekend Australian, this is a must-do for people ready to be immersed in the history of Bendigo.

About the two-hour tour We describe how gold and mass migration transformed a sleepy sheep run and land of the Dja Dja Wurrung into the world's richest city of the 1880s. We recall the Bendigo people, events and fabulous wealth that built 'Marvellous Melbourne' and shaped a new nation. We explore Bendigo's role in campaigns for democracy, votes for women, trade unionism and Federation. Our stories range from radicals to royalty, larrikins to leaders and include the quirky, remarkable, sometimes humorous, often forgotten, but always intriguing stories of our city.

Where do we walk? Our two-hour tour starts at the Bendigo Conservatory adjoining Pall Mall and moves through the former Government Camp covering a distance of less than a kilometre and finishes at the top of View St next to the Bendigo Art Gallery.

Things we'd like you to know - Our tours are conducted outside - Minimum tour size is one person - Maximum group 10 people per guide - Wheelchair-user friendly - Toilets and drinking fountains along the way - Well-behaved dogs are very welcome - Conducted in accordance with government COVID guidelines

Tour prices Two-hour tour $35 adults $30 concession Children 13 and over $20 Children under 13 free

Stretched for time? We can offer a one-hour tour based on the first half of the two-hour tour

One-hour tour $25 adults $20 concession Children 13 and over $15 Children under 13 free Tour times Friday - Saturday 2.30pm Sunday - Monday 10.30am

Where the customer cancels a tour - no refund - but if the cancellation is more than 24 hours before the scheduled tour - an alternative tour will be offered.

If a tour is cancelled due to consistent rain or extreme heat customers will be offered an alternative tour.

If Bendigo Walking Tours is forced to cancel for any reason other than weather customers will be offered a choice of full refund or alternative tour.

The Conservatory located in Rosalind Park Bendigo at the corner of Pall Mall and Vahland Place, Bendigo Central 3552


Special Tours as part of the Open House Bendigo Weekend available on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October. A one-hour glimpse into the story of settlement, architecture and building the Vienna of the bush.