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Jill and Pete are taking a hiatus, but not for too long! Tours will resume on the King's Birthday Weekend – 7-9 June 2024. 

Ranked number 2 of tours in Bendigo on Trip Advisor.

Join us for a guided walking tour through Bendigo’s historic centre and distinctive boom-style architecture. 


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. 

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

For further information contact Visitor Information Centre on 1800 813 153 or Jill Hanlon 0427 327595.

Minimum tour size

Yes, we do host tours for 1 person, with a maximum of 10 people per guide.


Please note if the tour is cancelled due to conditions beyond our control, you will be offered the choice of an alternative tour or be fully refunded.


Cancellations and refunds

If you cancel more than 24 hours before your tour an alternative tour will be offered - subject to availability.


No refunds for cancellations less than 24 hours before tour.


In case of rain

Umbrellas will be provided



The tour starts from the Conservatory, Pall Mall. Three hour and all-day parking is available nearby. Allow about 2.5hrs for the tour and to return to your car.

Group tours

We can tailor a one or two hour tour to suit your itinerary.


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

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