Local Highlights

Ironbark Riding Centre
Ironbark has a large range of horses, from Sally the old faithful who is great for kids and beginners to Max who will keep the experienced riders on their toes. Enjoy the beautiful bushland setting of the Ironstone Reserve and the many tracks and trails of the Whipstick State National Park.

Bendigo Water World
Bendigo Water World is only 7 minutes from central Bendigo and is set in tropical surroundings in the midst of natural Ironbark Forest. Bendigo Water World includes the following: Big Bendi waterslide Toddler’s pool Garden and seating areas

Mandurang Valley Wines
Established in 1995, Mandurang Valley Wines offers home grown, hand-picked, estate vintaged and bottled wines in the the picturesque Mandurang Valley.

Sandhurst Ridge
A small family operated vineyard nestled against a state forest in rural Marong. Taste award-winning wines in a relaxed cellar door environment.

Bendigo Discovery Science and Technology Centre
The Centre is a not for profit incorporated association. Officially established on 31 October 1995, Discovery was Australia’s first science and technology centre outside of a major metropolitan area.

The Zone Family Entertainment Complex
The Zone Family Entertainment Complex specialises in fun for the whole family, with Roller Skating, Laser Tag, Go Karting, Arcade Games, Mini-Golf, Jumping Castles, Mini Kid Karts and an outdoor maze.

Bendigo Golf Club
The Goldfields region is home to a number of quality country golf clubs offering a range of challenges to suit players of all levels of experience Bendigo Golf Club is set in natural bushland with numerous bunkers and a lake requiring the golfer to be accurate off the tee. The course is home to a number of resident kangaroos. Golf Links Road, Epsom Par 72; 6,040 metres

Journey to historic Maldon and experience what life was like during the gold rush era. Wander past old weatherboard homes, solid stone buildings and decorative shop fronts in this lovingly preserved Australian gold mining town. In recognition of this, in 2006, Maldon was awarded the ‘most intact heritage streetscape’ by the National Trust. Take a nostalgic journey on board the Victorian Goldfields Steam Railway. Take in views of the surrounding countryside or go on a drive up Mt Tarrangower to get a 360 degree view of the area from the lookout tower.

Wycheproof Boomerangs
Wycheproof Boomerangs has specialised in the manufacture and sales of quality Australian made returning boomerangs since 1973. Here you will find Australian made boomerangs for sale plus workshops on making and throwing boomerangs.

Take a journey to Heathcote, nestled in a tranquil bush setting at the foot of the McIvor and McHarg Ranges. Founded in the 1850s, the heritage streetscape reflects the town’s gold rush past but it is the wineries and produce of the area that are the major drawcard. Heathcote wine region has a reputation for producing some of the finest shiraz in the world along with other high quality varieties of red. Experience it for yourself. Taste the wines and meet the winemakers at cellar doors all year round, or visit in October when the local winemakers showcase their iconic wines at the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival.

Balgownie Estate
An award-winning winery established in 1969. The cellar door outlet boasts a wine tasting and sales area, cafe and wine museum.

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