Join Bendigo’s famous, fully guided, historic walking tour


Ranked number 2 of tours in Bendigo on Trip Advisor.

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. 

Phone bookings via Bendigo Visitor Centre on 1800 813 153.


Tour prices:


1.Two-hour tour

  • $30 adults

  • $25 concession

  • Children 13 and over $15

  • Children under 13 free

Stretched for time?

We can also offer a one-hour tour which is based on the first half of the two-hour tour.

2. One-hour tour

  • $17 adults

  • $15 concession

  • Children 13 and over $10

  • Children under 13 free


Need more information?

Contact our Tour Director Jill directly on 0427 327 595.

Spring tour times

Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Sunday: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Other times can be made by appointment.


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 Street 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