Jill and Pete's fascinating tour of Bendigo's history and landmarks is back.
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.
Spring tour schedule
Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Click the booking link, enter your date to check the start time.
Things we'd like you to know:
Our tours are conducted outside
Minimum tour size is one person
Maximum group 10 people per guide
Toilets and drinking fountains along the way
Well-behaved dogs are very welcome
Conducted in accordance with government COVID guidelines
Phone booking can be made by calling Bendigo Visitor Centre on 1800 813 153.
Need more information?
Contact our Tour Director Jill directly: 0427 327 595.
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.
We can tailor a one or two hour tour to suit your itinerary.
Children 13 and over $15
Children under 13 free
Stretched for time?
We can offer a one-hour tour based on the first half of the two-hour tour
Children 13 and over $10
Children under 13 free