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Kept secure for many years for Defence purposes, the Villa will once again allow the public in to tour this magnificent home. One of Australia’s wealthiest mining magnates, George Lansell made his wealth from the New Chum reef and built his mansion on the top of it.

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2021 High Tea & Tours are now booked out 2022 HIGH TEA & TOURS Be welcomed by our harpist as you enter the beautiful Fortuna Villa. Traditional High Tea is served with a selection of delicious cakes, scones, sandwiches and savoury treats. Enjoy High Tea with Harriet Teas, a Barista Veneziano Coffee or a glass of champagne, beer or wine.

Then join us for a roaming tour of the Villa and finish off with a wander around the lake.

Duration approximately 2.5 hours. Please ensure you arrive on time to allow you to fully enjoy the experience.

2022 Dates; February 26th & 27th, March 26th & 27th, April 23th & 24th, May 8th - Mothers Day, May 28th & 29th, June 25th & 26th, July 23th & 24th, August 27th & 28th, September 24th & 25th, October 29th & 30th, November 26th & 27th, December 10th & 11th.

Ticket prices: Adult - $95 | Pensioners - $85 please select concession ticket type.

Please note that, though the property is nearly fully restored there is no disabled access. The tour will include stairs and uneven surfaces so please wear appropriate footwear.

Buying tickets as a gift? Click here to purchase a gift voucher

Please note: Beginning October 2021 all guests are required to be double vaccinated in line with Victorian Government restrictions.

No refunds are available.

If you notify the Bendigo Visitor Centre of a cancellation more than 7 days prior to your tour date an alternative tour can be arranged subject to availability.

22-48 Chum Street, Bendigo Victoria 3550, Australia

Directions

From the Calder Highway (Melbourne) turn left into Oak Street (at Caltex Service Station). Follow the road around to the next traffic lights, go straight through and continue around the bend then travel 1km up the hill. Turn right into Chum Street, keep driving until you reach the roundabout, take the second exit, our entrance is the next driveway on the left. From the North (Midland Highway) travel through the centre of town past the Alexander Fountain and turn right into Don Street (Beechworth Bakery on the corner). At the next set of traffic lights turn left into Barnard Street. Barnard Street continues into Chum Street. We are located on the right side across from Bendigo Day Surgery. Plenty of car parking available on site.

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