BIG4 Bendigo Ascot Holiday Park

Day Trips

Under an hour's drive from Bendigo there really is some hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

Pack the family and a picnic and do yourself a favor and visit some of these little country towns. From bushwalking to antique shopping or purely just a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Loddon River at Bridgewater, there truly is something for all age groups to enjoy.


  • Lake Daylesford
  • Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens
  • Convent Gallery
  • Sailors Falls & Mineral Springs
  • Hepburn Spa
  • The Mill Markets
  • Mount Franklin


  • Victorian Goldfields Railway
  • Mount Tarrengower Lookout
  • Carman's Tunnel
  • Lolly Shop
  • Maldon's Dredge & Dragline
  • Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum
  • Beehive Mine Chimney


  • Botanical Gardens
  • The Mill
  • Burke & Wills Memorial
  • Buda Historic Home & Garden
  • Castlemaine Visitor Centre
  • Castlemaine to Maldon Railside Trail


  • Oak Forest
  • La Larr Ba Gauwa Park
  • Goldfields Track Cafe
  • Barkers Creek Reservoir
  • Mountain Bike Riding
  • Wineries

Bridgewater on Loddon

  • Bridgewater Swimming Hole
  • Bridgewater Riverwalk
  • Bridgewater Bakery
  • Greater Bendigo National Park


  • Melville Caves
  • Eucalyptus Distillery Museum
  • Kooyoora State Park
  • Fusspots at Inglewood


  • O'keefe Rail Trail
  • Pink Cliffs
  • Viewing Rock Lookout
  • Mt Ida Lookout
  • Wineries


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