Explore Bendigo and discover a fantastic world of art and cultural activities and attractions for all ages - right on our doorstep. Our amazing Victorian 'country town' delivers a 'State-of-the-Art' showcase of music, theatre, art and fascinating Chinese and Goldrush history with something to see and do every day of the year. Visit our award-winning Bendigo Art Gallery and see world-class exhibitions. Tune in to the renowned 4-day Blues and Roots Music Festival in November. Enjoy acclaimed and entertaining performances at four theatre spaces. Spend time at Bendigo Pottery and create your own unique souvenir. Come and stay and explore more of Bendigo.
Treat your family and friends to a 'State-of-the-Art' Holiday in Bendigo. BIG4 Bendigo Marong is the ideal base to start to explore the Goldfields area. We're just 15 minutes from the Bendigo CBD, away from the hustle and bustle of our vibrant town but close enough to enjoy all the action. In fact, in our little pocket of Marong, we're just 10 minutes from the sacred Buddhist monument 'The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion' and home of the recently returned giant jade statue of Buddha which has become a major attraction for tourists.
The Marong area was first squatted from the mid-1840s and used as a gold washing site and commissioners camp. By 1861 there were 36 dwellings at Marong. The majority of residents were farmers. Our own historic hotel The Marong Family Hotel is walking distance from our park. The original Hotel was built on the present site in 1865. Tragically it burnt down in early 1917 but was rebuilt later that year.
There's so much to see and do in and around Bendigo, you'll want to plan your "must-sees" and consider coming back a few times to soak it all in at your leisure. Whether you're interested in history, architecture, art, theatre or food, there really is something for everyone.
Here are just some of the major attractions you'll want to consider exploring during your stay. Ask our local team for more information when you book or check-in. We' love nothing more than sharing our inside knowledge on what to see and do in and around Bendigo.
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