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The Court House from the gardens near the Conservatory
 

Bendigo (and Elmore)
Gracious city made rich by gold.
Located 150 km north-west from Melbourne and 225 metres above sea level, Bendigo has one of the finest collections of Victorian buildings of any inland city in Australia. The streets are literally awash with huge granite edifices and, in the centre of the city, a fountain dedicated to Queen Victoria's daughter-in-law, Princess Alexandra, sits in the centre of the main street.

The town was named after a boxer. The world-famous (at the time) English bare-knuckle boxer, Abednego William Thompson whose first name, a Biblical reference, was reduced to 'Bendigo'. This nickname was given to a shepherd at Ravenswood Run because he was a good boxer. In turn a local creek was named Bendigo and thus it was that this impressive city became known as Bendigo. For much of its life the town/city was known as 'Sandhurst'. It wasn't until 1891 that it was officially named Bendigo.

Prior to European settlement it is thought the Jaara Aborigines lived in the area. The first European into the district was Major Thomas Mitchell who passed through the area on his journey of exploration into the western district of Victoria.

By 1840 squatters had moved in and sheep were being successfully grazed. The history of Bendigo changed in 1851 when gold was discovered. No one knows who made the first discovery. A committee in 1890 claimed that the first discoverer was Henry Frencham but there is also a claim that a man named William Johnson was the first person to pick up a nugget. According to one popular legend, Margaret Kennedy, wife of the station master at Ravenswood Run, found gold. If she did discover it, she could not have known that her discovery would create one of the greatest goldrushes in Australian history, that Bendigo bloated by the wealth from gold would build huge buildings celebrating its new wealth, or that the Bendigo gold seam covered an area of 3600 hectares. In the period from 1851 until 1954 (the year of the last gold mining in the district) a total of 25 million ounces of gold were taken from the area around Bendigo.

As miners rushed to the site the settlement grew dramatically. Like so many mining communities Bendigo formed a series of small ethnic communities. The Irish moved into the district known as St Killians. The Cornish (many of whom had come from the copper mines in South Australia) established themselves at Long Gully. The Germans settled at Ironbark Gully. The Chinese at Emu Point made a huge impression on the goldfields. In 1854 there were over 3000 Chinese on the Bendigo goldfields and by 1861 they formed such a distinctive part of the community that Cobb & Co ran a special coach service from Bendigo to Guildford especially for Chinese passengers.

The early discoveries of alluvial gold quickly gave way to the more difficult quartz-based gold. By the 1860s the goldfields had changed from small operations to major mines with deep shafts.

By 1870 Bendigo, or Sandhurst as it was known at the time, was the most important gold mining site in the world. As a producer of gold from quartz it was unequalled for the next thirty years.

When Mark Twain visited the city in 1897 he described it as 'The town is full of towering chimney stacks and hoisting works, and looks like a petroleum city.'

Today Bendigo is a charming and elegant rural centre with an economy which is driven by a mixture of tourism, industry and servicing the surrounding agricultural district.

The Bendigo Easter Fair, operating since 1871 and climaxing with a famous parade featuring historic Chinese processional dragons, is a popular annual event, as is the NEC Bendigo Cup in November. The Australian Sheep and Wool Show is held on the third or fourth weekend in July each year.

 


 

 

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Historic Buildings in the Centre of Bendigo
Bendigo's Visitor Centre offers the option of a self-guided walking tour with audio player and map or, for additional money, a full guidebook. It covers some of Bendigo's history, buildings, monuments and structures. The centre is located at 51-65 Pall Mall and offers a full range of assistance to visitors, tel: (03) 5444 4445.

 

Alexandra Fountain
There is no better place to start an exploration of Bendigo's great buildings than the Alexandra Fountain which was completed in 1881 and opened by the future King George V and his brother, Prince Albert Victor. It is located at Charing Cross and is the beginning of Pall Mall, the city's most elegant street. The fountain was named after Alexandra, the Princess of Wales. It is built of Harcourt granite and is a symbol of the town's prosperity at the beginning of the 1880s

 

Post Office and Law Courts/Federation Exhibition
Further along Pall Mall are two public buildings dating from the gold boom of the late 19th century. With their two-storey, elaborate facades and decorative roofs, both reflect the wealth and optimism of the era. Indeed, the old post office (1883-87) and the law courts (1892-96) look remarkably similar. This is because both were designed by the same architect, G.W. Watson, of the Public Works Department. The post office has a tall clock tower with a carillon and the interior of the law courts, featuring a superb staircase and court room, is considered to be among the finest in Victoria.

Within the old post office is a permanent exhibition celebrating Bendigo's role in the Federal story, tel: (1800) 223 422.

 

Shamrock Hotel
At the corner of Pall Mall and Williamson St is the Shamrock Hotel which dates from 1897. It is the third hotel on this site - the first dating from 1854. At four storeys high, it is almost too big. The Shamrock was completed at a cost of £25,000 and was designed 'to embrace all English and continental ideas in the construction of hotels'. At the time it boasted every 'mod con' including a pneumatic lift, marble stairs, electric light and 100 rooms. Highlights are the ornate facade, the corner tower, the verandah and the mansard roofs.

 

Town Hall
This outstanding example of Boom-style arhitecture is located in Hargreaves St (running parallel with Pall Mall). One of the architectural highlights of the city, it was completed in 1859 but extensively altered in 1883-1885. The main hall has a superb ceiling and the complex classical facade is notable for its towers, pediments and porticos. The hall was newly restored in 2003.

 

Central Deborah Mine
Located at 76 Violet Street, this mine was first established in 1909 when a shaft was sunk. However, work was soon abandoned and new operations did not commence until 1930, with the first dividends emerging in 1945. The mine was closed in 1954, after extracting one tonne of gold from 60,000 tonnes of ore. It reopened as a public display in 1972.

A fully guided tour sees visitors putting on miner's gear and descending 61 metres below the surface. There is a surface display where you can inspect machinery and mining equipment. It is open daily from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Contact (03) 5443 8322 for details.

 

Bendigo Heritage Tours, Talking Trams and Tram Museum
Bendigo Heritage Tours, at 76 Violet St, conduct tours of the Central Deborah Goldmine and they also operate the 'Talking' Trams which operate regularly from the terminus at the Central Deborah Goldmine through the heart of Bendigo to the Chinese Joss House, 8 km away. There is a taped commentary for visitors and the tram stops at the Tram Museum in Arnold Street.

The first trams, introduced to Bendigo in 1890, were battery operated, running from the railway station to Eaglehawk. However, the hilly terrain exhausted the batteries at inconvenient moments and steam trams were utilised from 1892. Electric trams with overhead lines replaced them in 1903. The trams ceased to function as general public transport in 1972, but all the trams were retained, and were put into service as 'Talking Trams' or placed in the museum which retains 31 restored trams. For details about cost and times contact (03) 5443 8332.

 

Sacred Heart Cathedral.
The 'Talking Tram' passes the magnificent Sacred Heart Cathedral at 66 Short St. This outstanding Gothic cathedral is the largest cathedral outside Melbourne and reputedly the last Early Gothic style cathedral built in the world. It was designed by the architect W Tappin in 1887 and work commenced in 1896 but it wasn't completed until the bell was finally added in 2003! The building is made of Barrabol freestone. Australian blackwood was used to build the pews and Sicilian marble was used for the sanctuary walls. The 21-metre stained-glass window on the western wall was made in Birmingham. The tallest spire stands at 86 metres with a 3-tonne, 7-metre bronze cross at its apex. The eagle lectern was donated by George Lansell who also built Fortuna Villa (see below).

 

Fortuna Villa
The sprawling grandiosity and elaborate decorativeness of Fortuna Villa, at 30 Chum St, began its life as a modest single-storey home in 1861. At that time it was built by early mining magnates, the Bellerstedts. Believing the '180 Mine' was largely exhausted, the Bellerstedts sold the house and mine, in 1871, for 30000 pounds, to George Lansell.

Lansell arrived in Bendigo around 1854 and, after making money as a butcher and chandler on the goldfields, he began investing it in attempts to find gold at much deeper levels than were then customary. Although these efforts initially failed, they began to pay off in the 1860s until he was, by the middle of the decade, one of Bendigo's richest men, known as the 'Quartz King'.

When Lansell bought the '180 Mine', he surprised everyone by extracting, via deep-shaft mining, 180,000 pounds worth of gold within the first few weeks, from a mine many thought had seen its best days, making him Australia's first goldmining millionaire. By the late 1870s he owned a number of mines and was a director on a huge number of smaller mining operations in the district. His success in locating and exploiting reef deposits was a major impetus behind the town's general prosperity. The 180 became Bendigo's richest mine and, at 968 metres, possibly the deepest in the world at that time.

The mansion was progressively extended over its lifetime, with work concluding in 1924. Highlights of the house include an underground tunnel, a cupola staircase, a tower, pressed-metal ceilings, the 1879 Pompeii Fountain with Roman grotto, fine woods, a billiards room, several ballrooms, luxuriously appointed bedrooms (housing such figures as the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, Victorian governors and Dame Nellie Melba), and some very fine acid-etched ruby glass windows (if the Australian scenes and animals look a little strange it is worth remembering that the glass windows were designed in Italy by craftsmen who had never seen Australia).

Attached to the house is an 1875 crushing works, including a 30-head stamper battery. The old settling ponds from the goldmining days were converted into ornamental lakes (only one remains), just as the former mullocks have been turned into fine gardens.

Since 1942 the Australian Army Survey Regiment have occupied the house, with the former crushing works used to store and print military maps. Unfortunately, tours of the house no longer operate, but it is possible to view the property from the street.

 

Joss House
This red Chinese temple is located at Emu Point (follow the Tourist Tram north along Pall Mall and then pursue the signs beside the lake). It was constructed of timber and hand-made bricks during the 1860s by the local Chinese, who were plentiful on the goldfields around Bendigo. It is divided into three sections - the caretaker's residence, the major temple and the ancestral hall, presided over by two stone kylins. Within are a throne and banners.

The Joss House was constructed to worship the god Kwan Gung. Kwan Gung was a Chinese general (AD 221-26) and the miners worshipped him as a judge, guide and protector. The building was restored by the National Trust upon advice received from a Chinese historian. The oldest Australian joss house still in use, it is open daily, from 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. in summer and until 4.00 p.m. in winter. For more information contact (03) 5442 1685.

 

Golden Dragon Museum & Chinese Gardens
The Golden Dragon Museum is located at 5-13 Bridge Street. It was opened in 1991 and the Guan Yin (Kuan Yum) Temple was consecrated on 30 November 1996. It proudly declares itself 'a living history of the Chinese people of Bendigo from the goldrush of the 1850s to the present day.' The collection includes all manner of memorabilia and processional regalia. There are six dragons housed in the museum.

1. The Loong dragon is reputed to be the world's oldest imperial dragon. It was used during the Australian Federation ceremonies in Melbourne in 1901 and appeared again at the 2001 festivities. Apart from very special occasions it has not been used regularly since 1970. It is thought to be about 110 years old.

2. The Sun Loong dragon is the world's longest imperial dragon. Over 100 metres in length, it requires 52 men to carry it and it features 4500 scales, 90,000 mirrors and 30,000 beads.

3. The Gansu Loong dragon is an old night dragon and is a present from the people of Hong Kong.

4. The Yar Loong is a new night dragon which glows in the dark and is specifically for the night procession at Easter.

5 & 6 are the Ming & Ling Loong dragons which are twin male and female dragons with male and female attendants.

The museum is surrounded by the beautiful Classical Chinese Gardens which were modelled on the Imperial Gardens of Beijing. Features are a traditional water garden and a Kuan Yin temple. It is open daily from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (closed Christmas Day). For more details contact (03) 5441 5044.

 

Bendigo Art Gallery
The art gallery building was constructed in the 1880s as the orderly room of the Bendigo Volunteer Rifles. The superfluity of money in the gold boom afforded an emphasis on cultural institutions, such as schools, a mechanics' institute and an art gallery, which took over the orderly room in 1887. The building was moved to its present premises (at 42 View Street) in 1890.

The Bendigo Art Gallery is now recognised as one of the finest regional art galleries in Australia and boasts a collection which includes both Australian and European paintings including Alfred Sisley's 'Moonlight' and 'Canal Scene' and works by Gustave Courbet and Theodore Rousseau. There is also a Meissen vase dating from the 1840s which was originally owned by the Tsar of Russia.

A collection of Australian art includes works by S.T. Gill, Louis Buvelot, Arthur Streeton, Walter Withers, Emma Minnie Boyd, George Lambert, Rupert Bunny, Grace Cossington Smith, Lloyd Rees, Penleigh Boyd, Ray Crooke, Jeffrey Smart, Clifton Pugh, Fred Williams, John Olson and Kwementwary Kngwarreye. The gallery is open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. There are free guided tours at specific times. Contact (03) 5443 4991 for more information.

 

Discover Science & Technology Centre
Located at 7 Railway Place, Discovery Science & Technology Centre and open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., this is a science centre designed so that visitors can have fun touching, pushing, pulling and playing with over interactive exhibits designed to show scientific principles. There is a planetarium and a gift shop, tel: (03) 5444 4400.

 

Bendigo Goldfields Experience
An interesting and unusual opportunity to do some serious gold prospecting. You drive yourself, head off between 8.30 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. and keep going all day. You are provided with metal detectors (if you haven't got your own) and supplied with a pick. The experts take participants to areas where there is some likelihood of finding gold. For more information contact (03) 5448 4140. Email: goldrocks@bendigogold.com.au. Web site: www.bendigogold.com.au.

 

Bendigo Bushland Trail
Bendigo is known as a ³City within a Forest², being completely surrounded by National and Regional Parks.  Box-Ironbark forests have been shaped by over 40,000 years of indigenous involvement, gold fever and more recently, recreation. The Bendigo Bushland Trail consists of bicycle and walking tracks, as well as some road tracks.  It encircles the urban area of Bendigo and covers a total distance of 65km.  ıRexı the echidna will guide you. Just follow the blue and gold signposts.  This trail goes through pockets of remnant Box-Ironbark regrowth. Look carefully for animal tracks on tree trunks, trail tracks and antıs nests. You may even be lucky enough to see a kangaroo (goo-ra) or black wallaby (jhin-bong-goore) bound past. A possum (bun-nar) may be roosting in a shrub or a tree or even in the Dodder Laurel, a vine that tends to strangle the plant it grows over. Most of our native animals are nocturnal, in that they only come out at night. To obtain a Bendigo Bushland Trail brochure please contact the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre on 1800 813 153.

 

Bendigo's Regional Potteries
Bendigo is famous for its potteries. It is known as the Ceramic Centre of Victoria. The potteries in the area go back to the 1850s with the famous Bendigo Pottery being established in 1858. The most sensible way to visit the potteries, all of which are located away from the centre of the city, is to obtain a copy of the 'Bendigo Studios and Galleries Guide'.

 

Bendigo Pottery
The most famous of all the potteries, Bendigo Pottery, with its large, distinctive beehive kilns, is located on the Midland Highway 6 km north of the city at Epsom. The pottery, which was established in 1858, is now open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. seven days a week.

The Bendigo Pottery was created by George Duncan Guthrie, a Scot who was an apprentice potter by the age of 12. He travelled to Australia in 1849 and, visiting his father who was living in Bendigo, he noticed the fine white clay of the district. He returned in 1858 and founded his first pottery on Bendigo Creek at Epsom. However, the lack of transport infrastructure restricted distribution and Guthrie sold the pottery to return to prospecting. When a rail line to Melbourne was established, he bought the land at Epsom and reopened his business, selling unglazed terracotta pots and salt-glazed stoneware such as bottles and jars. He sold on the business in 1882, but continued to work there until 1883 when he retired. However, the business declined ater his departure and he returned as managing director. By 1888 11 kilns were in operation and the site employed 130 people (30 just for cutting wood for fuel).

The fortunes of the Pottery waxed and waned in subsequent years. On the down side of the ledger there was a destructive fire in 1900, Guthrie's death in 1909, a flood (which caused two hot kilns to explode) in 1928, the Great Depression of the 1930s and another fire in 1941. Toby jugs decorated with war figures during World War I, and the demand for mugs, bowels, dishes and bottles for troops in World War II helped keep the business afloat. It became a tourism complex in 1971.

Today domestic pottery is made in the historic kilns, which are fired on wood and coal. The site offers a total tourist experience with free clay play for kids, a potter's workshop, lessons in creating a clay pot on a wheel, an Interpretive Museum (including a theatrette inside a restored kiln), a sales gallery and cafe. The four-acre complex includes five rare and historic bottle kilns from 1868, an 1880s two-storey brick stable block, striking beehive kilns, rectangular kilns, related red-brick chimney stacks and a timber crane jib. For more information contact (03) 5448 4404.

 

Living Wings and Things Wildlife Attraction
Located at the Bendigo Pottery (see previous entry), the complex houses a collection of Australian animals, including 300 birds, lizards, snakes, wallabies, dingoes and butterflies located in a tropical house. There are picnic and barbecue facilities, a gift shop, access for the disabled, and educational tours for groups. It is open daily from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (except Christmas Day), tel: (03) 5448 3051.

 

Sweenies Creek Pottery
Sweenies Creek Pottery displays the wares made by potter Graham Masters who specialises in low relief decorations featuring Australian bushland scenes. The pottery is located east of the city. Head east along the McIvor Highway for 13 km. Turn right into Bowles Road after passing through Longlea. The pottery is near the corner of Bowles and Eppalock Roads. It is open from Wednesday to Monday from 1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. and daily in school holidays. Contact (03) 5439 5793 for more details.

 

Memorial Military Museum Complex
This large military museum is located in Pall Mall, opposite Myer, and is open evry day but Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., tel: (03) 5443 4013.

 

Confectionary Capers
This is a fun family outing featuring displays on sweets, the wheel and the English language. It is open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. There is an entry fee, tel: (03) 5449 3111.

 

Mandurang Orchid Nursery
In Tannery Lane the Mandurang Orchid Nursery grows cymbidium and native orchids which are at their best between August and November. To get there head south out of the city centre along Mitchell St, Carpenter St and Spring Gully Rd which becomes Mandurang Rd. 6 km south of the city centre turn left into Tannery Lane. It is open every day but Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., tel: (03) 5439 5273.

 

Tannery Lane Wines
2 km along Tannery Lane (see previous entry for directions) is Tannery Lane Wines, a boutique vineyard established in 1990. It produces shiraz, cabernet, merlot and sangiovese. Cellar door sales are by appointment (Saturday and Sunday afternoons preferred), tel: (03) 5439 5011.

 

Chateau Dore Vineyard
Located on Mandurang Road, Mandurang (8 km south of Bendigo), the historic Chateau Dore Vineyard is situated beside the deRavin River. Jean Theodore DeRavin planted grapes here as early as 1856. Today the vineyard grows shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, rhine riesling and chardonnay grapes. There is an area where visitors can have a picnic and the winery building has been classified by the National Trust. The cellar door is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., tel: (03) 5439 5278.

 

Mandurang Valley Winery
The Mandurang Valley Winery is located at 77 Fadersons Lane, Mandurang. It produces cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, shiraz, chardonnay and riesling and is open from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on weekends or by appointment, tel: (03) 5439 5367.

 

Chateau Leamon
Located 10 km south of Bendigo on the Calder Highway is Chateau Leamon. The vineyard was established in 1973 by Phillip Leamon and has 4 hectares under vine. It produces shiraz, cabernet merlot and semillon. The cellar door is open from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily. Barbecue facilities are available, tel: (03) 5447 7995.

 

Balgownie Estate
Balgownie Estate Vineyard is located on Hermitage Road, Maiden Gully, which is west of Bendigo. Leave Bendigo on the Calder Highway, travel for about 8 km and turn right at Hermitage Road. This winery was established in 1969 and has 12 hectares of land under vines. The cellar door is open from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and it also has a cafe, accommodation and a museum. Cheeses from the Bendigo Cheese Company are available. For further information contact (03) 5449 6222.

 

Sandhurst Ridge
Sandhurst Ridge produces red wines from cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. It is located at 156 Forest Drive, 3 km north-east of Marong which is a small town located 13 km west of Bendigo on the Calder Highway. The cellar door is open every day except Tuesday from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and at opther times by appointment, tel: (03) 5435 2534.

 

Connor Park
10 km north of Marong, on Bullock Creek, is Connor Park. The original vineyard was planted in the 1960s. Recently extended it now produces shiraz, cabernet, semillon and riesling. It is open weekends or by appointment, tel: (03) 5437 5234.

 

Lynnevale Estate
Open weekends and public holidays for lunch and cellar door tastings (and other times by appointment), it is located at 83 Cahills Rd, Mandurang, and offers 4-star accommodation and lunch, tel: (03) 5439 3635.

 

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Big Hill Vineyard

Located 12 km south of Bendigo, at the intersection of the Calder Highway and Belvoir Park Rd, this vineyard offers fine views from its main function/conference room. Catered barbecue facilities are available daily, tel: (03) 5435 3366.

 

The Bendigo Cheese Company
Cheese lovers can sample the range of white and blue mould, semi-soft and cottage cheeses, as well as the 'Cabernet Classic'. All are made on the premises. Door sales are available from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on weekdays and from Balgownie Estate Winery (see above) on weekends (11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.).

 

Greater Bendigo National Park
Located 8km from Bendigo, the Greater Bendigo National Park protects some of the highest quality Box-Ironbark forest in north-central Victoria, along with mallee and grassy woodlands. The ideal time to visit is between August and November when the wildflowers are most abundant and colourful, particularly the brilliantly flowering Whirakee Wattle, found only in the Bendigo area. It is a delightful park for nature study, bird watching, walking, picnics, horse riding and camping. If you are in the park in the early morning or late afternoon you can see the black wallaby, eastern grey kangaroo and if you're very lucky the shy echidna. The 60km Bendigo Bushland Trail goes through part of the park, and the Great Dividing Trail begins in this park and links Bendigo, Castlemaine and Ballarat. Most roads in the park are unsealed. For more information call the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963

 

Hartland's Eucalyptus Oil Factory
Hartland's Eucalyptus Oil Factory was established in 1890 and is still operating using the original methods. They are open daily for sales. To get there head north along the Northern Highway (towards Echuca) and turn left at Huntly and the factory is 9 km along that road, adjacent Whipstick National ark.

 

Campaspe Run: H.V. McKay Rural Discovery Centre
46 km north-east of Bendigo, via the Northern Highway, is Elmore. In Railway Place you will find a discovery and activity centre which celebrates the importance, to the wheat industry, of H.V. McKay (see entries on Serpentine and Warracknabeal) who invented the Sunshine Harvester, the first machine to enter commercial production which stripped, threshed and cleaned grain in one continuous operation. He owned the largest agricultual implement factory in the Southern Hemisphere until his death in 1926. In his will he proved a philanthropist, leaving substantial sums for improvements of conditions in inland Australia, agricultural education and for charitable works wherever the company might operate.

The centre focuses on the heritage of the grain and wool industries, early colonial lifestyles and the culture of the Dja Dja Wrung people. There are visuals and interactive displays. It is open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. daily, tel: (03) 5432 6646.

 

Ironbark Riding Centre
This complex offers trail rides and rides on a waterslide. It also has bush cabins for accommodation and a backpackers' hostel. There is also a licensed bar, tel: (03) 5448 3344.

 

Balloon Flights of Bendigo
This local company offers sunrise flights over the district followed by a champagne breakfast, tel: (03) 5444 1127.

 

Bendigo Goldfield Experiences Trackline Detectors
Guided tours are offered for those seeking gold and goldmining relics. All equipment is supplied and bookings are essential. Bicycles can be hired for investigating bush trails and interested parties can also learn the art of goldpanning, tel: (03) 5448 4140.

 

Rose Lee Open Garden
Located at 193-199 Lockwood Rd, at Kangaroo Flat (south-west of the city centre), this garden proffers 1300 roses within a natural setting with picnic areas and other features and flowers. Devonshire teas and light lunches are available. It is open from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily from September to May, tel: (03) 5447 0486. There is an entry fee.

 

Gaylewood Alpaca Stud
Located at 43 Fentons Lane, Ravenswood, this stud has a showroom with alpaca knitwear, knitting yarns and a specialist range of wooden giftware. It is open Thursday to Monday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., tel: (03) 5435 3837.

 

 

 

 

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Abercrombie Caves Aberdeen Adaminaby Adelong Albury Alstonville Appin Araluen Ardlethan Ariah Park Armidale Ashford Australian Businesses for sale  Avoca Beach Barham Ballina Balranald Bangalow  Baradine Barham  Barmedman  Barooga Barraba  Barrington Tops  Batemans Bay  Bathurst  Batlow  Bega Bell  Bellbrook  Bellingen  Belmont  Bemboka Bendemeer  Bermagui  Berridale  Berrigan  Berrima  Berry Bilpin Binalong  Bingara  Binnaway  Blaxland  Blayney Bodalla Boggabilla  Boggabri  Bombala  Boorowa  Bourke Bowenfels  Bowral  Bowraville  Boydtown Broadwalk Business Brokers  Braidwood Brewarrina  Broadwater  Broken Hill  Broulee  Brunswick Heads  Bulahdelah  Bulli Bundanoon Bungendore  Bungonia Burrawang  Burrinjuck  Byrock  Byron Bay  Campbelltown Canowindra  Capertee Carcoar Casino  Cassilis  Cattai  Central Tilba Cessnock  Clarence Town  Cobar  Cabargo Coffs Harbour Coleambally Collarenabri  Condobolin  Coolah  Coolamon Cooma  Coonabarabran  Coonamble Cooranbong  Cootamundra Coraki Corowa  Cowra  Crescent Head  Crookwell Culburra-Orient Point  Culcairn Dalgety  Darlington Point  Delegate Delungra  Deniliquin Denman  Dorrigo  Dubbo Dunedoo Dungog  Durras Ebenezer  Eden Emmaville   Emu Plains Enngonia  Eugowra  Euston  Evans Head  Faulconbridge  Fitzroy Falls  Finley  Fingal Head  Forster-Tuncurry  Forbes Frederickton  Girilambone  Guyra  Gunnedah  Gulargambone  Goulburn  Gosford  Glen Innes  Gulgong  Griffith Glenbrook  Gundy Gresford Grafton  Gilgandra  Gerroa  Greta  Gunning  Gloucester  Gundaroo  Goolgowi  Gerringong Grenfell  Gooloogong  Gundagai Harden Hargraves  Harrington  Hat Head  Hawks Nest  Hay  Hazelbrook  Henty Hill End  Hillgrove  Hillston  Hinton Holbrook  Howlong  Hungerford  Huskisson  Iluka  Inverell  Ivanhoe Jamberoo  Jenolan Caves Jerilderie  Jerrys Plains Jervis Bay  Jindabyne  Jindera Joadja  Jugiong  Junee Kameruka  Kandos Kangaroo Valley Karuah  Katoomba  Kempsey  Kendall  Khancoban  Kiama Kiandra  Kincumber Kingscliff  Koorawatha  Kurnell  Kurrajong Kurri Kurri Kyogle  Lake Bathurst  Lake Cargelligo Lake Macquarie Lake Mungo  Lapstone  Largs  Laurieton  Lawson  Leeton  Lennox Head  Leura  Lightning Ridge Linden  Lismore  Lithgow  Lockhart  Lord Howe Island  Louth  Lucknow  Maude  Macksville  Maclean  Maitland Majors Creek  Manilla  Manly  Marulan  Mathoura  Mendooran  Menindee  Merimbula  Merriwa  Medlow Bath Michelago  Millthorpe  Morpeth  Mudgee  Milparinka  Milton  Mittagong  Moama  Mogo  Mollymook  Molong  Moree Morisset  Moruya  Moss Vale  Moulamein  Mount Kosciuszko National Park  Mount Victoria  Mount Wilson Mullumbimby  Mungindi  Murringo  Murrumbateman  Murrurundi  Murwillumbah  Muswellbrook  Myall Lakes Nabiac Nambucca Heads Narooma  Narrabri Narrandera Narromine Nelligen Nelson Bay Nevertire Newcastle Newnes Nimbin   Nimmitabel Norah Head Nowra Nundle Nyngan The Oaks  Oberon Ophir Orange Pacific Palms Palm Beach Pambula Parkes   Paterson Patonga Peak Hill Pearl Beach Penrith Penrose Perisher Valley Picton Pitt Town Pokolbin Pooncarie Port Macquarie Port Stephens Portland Queanbeyan Quirindi Rankins Springs Raymond Terrace Richmond  Robertson  The Rock Rockley Royal National Park Rylstone Sawtell  Scone Seal Rocks   Shellharbour  Shoalhaven Heads Silverton Singleton Sofala South West Rocks  Springwood  St Albans St Georges Basin Stockinbingal Stockton Stroud  Stuart Town  Sussex Inlet Sutton Forest Swansea  Sydney Tabulam  Talbingo  Tamworth  Taralga  Tarcutta  Taree Tathra  Tea Gardens  Temora  Tenterfield  Terrigal  Thirlmere  Thirroul Thredbo Village  Tibooburra  Tingha  Tocumwal  Tooraweenah  Toronto  Toukley  Trangie  Trunkey Creek  Tumbarumba  Tumut  Tuross Head  Tweed Heads  Ulladulla  Ulmarra  Uralla  Urana  Urbenville  Urunga  Vacy  Wagga Wagga  Wakool  Walcha  Walgett  Walla Walla  Wallabadah  Wallerawang  Wangi Wangi Warialda  Warren Wauchope  Wee Jasper  Wee Waa  Wellington  Wentworth  Wentworth Falls  Werris Creek  West Wyalong  White Cliffs  Whitton  Wilberforce  Wilcannia  Windeyer  Windsor  Wingham  Wisemans Ferry  Wollombi  Wollongong  Wombeyan Caves  Woodburn  Woodenbong  Woodford  Woolgoolga  Wooli Woy Woy  Wyong  Yamba  Yarrangobilly  Yarrangobilly Caves  Yass  Yerranderie  Yetman  Young  Broadwalk Business Brokers  Businesses for sale   Brisbane Businesses for sale  Gold Coast Businesses for sale  Sydney Businesses for sale  Australian Businesses for sale Motels for sale  Hotels for sale  Caravan Parks for sale  Businesses for sale  Coffs Harbour Businesses for sale Caravan parks for sale  Motels for sale  Hotels for sale  nsw caravan parks for sale   act caravan parks for sale Motels for sale New South Wales  Motels for sale Queensland  Hotels for sale New South Wales  Motels for sale Act  Hotels for sale Act

 

Qld Towns

Agnes Water   Airlie Beach    Allora   Alpha    Anakie    Aramac  Atherton  Ayr  Australina businesses for sale    Cabinda   Baraga  Breadline  Barbara Beau desert     Beware Island  Beenleigh  Biggenden   Biloela  Birdsville  Blackall   Blackwater  Blair Athol   Boonah  Boulia   Broadwalk Business Brokers  Brampton Island  Brooweena   Buderim   Bundaberg          Burleigh Heads  Brisbane   Caboolture   Cairns  Caravan parks for sale  Calliope   Caloundra   Camooweal   Cape Tribulation Capella   Cardwell   Cecil Plains   Charleville   Charters Towers  Childers Chillagoe  Chinchilla  Clermont Cleveland   Clifton  Cloncurry  Collinsville Condamine   Cooktown   Coolangatta   Cooroy Crows Nest   Croydon   Cunnamulla   Daintree  Dalby  Daydream Island   Doomadgee Double Island Duaringa  Dunk Island   Edmonton Eidsvold Emerald Emu Park   Esk   Eulo  Fitzroy Island  Fraser Island Gatton     Gayndah   Georgetown  Gin Gin  Gladstone    Glass House Mountains  Goondiwindi  Gordonvale Grandchester    Great Keppel Island   Green Island   Greenmount   Gympie  Hamilton Island   Hayman Island   Herberton   Heron Island   Hervey Bay   Hinchinbrook Island  Home Hill    Hotels for sale    Howard   Hughenden Ilfracombe     Ingham  Inglewood  Injune   Innisfail  Ipswich  Irvinebank  Isisford  Jandowae  Jericho Jimbour   Jondaryan Julia Creek   Kajabbi  Karumba Kenilworth  Kidston  Kilcoy  Kilkivan  Killarney  Kingaroy   Kuranda  Lady Elliot Island  Laidley  Landsborough  Laura  Leyburn  Lindeman Island   Lizard Island   Logan City  Long Island  Longreach  Mackay  Magnetic Island  Malanda Maleny  Marburg  Mareeba   Marlborough   Maroochydore   Mary Kathleen   Maryborough  McKinlay  Miles  Millaa Millaa Millmerran  Mirani  Mission Beach  Mitchell  Monto  Moonie  Moranbah  Moreton Island  Mossman   motels for sale  Mount Garnet   Mount Isa  Mount Molloy  Mount Morgan  Mount Perry  Mount Surprise  Moura Mourilyan  Mundubbera  Murgon Muttaburra  Nambour Nanango  Nerang  Noosa  Normanton   Oakey Orpheus Island   Palmer River   Pittsworth  Port Douglas  Proserpine  Proston   Quilpie   Rainbow Beach Ravenshoe   Ravenswood   Redcliffe  Richmond  Rockhampton  Roma  Rosewood  Sarina      Seventeen Seventy  Shute Harbour   South Long Island  South Molle Island  Southport  Springsure      St George   St Lawrence   Stanthorpe   Stradbroke Island   Surat  Surfers Paradise  Tambo    Tamborine Mountain   Taroom  Texas  Thargomindah  Theodore  Thursday Island   Tin Can Bay    Tinaroo  Toowoomba  Townsville  Tully  Undara  Wallangarra  Wandoan  Warwick  Weipa  Whitsunday Winton  Wondai   Yandina Yeppoon  Yuleba  Yungaburra  Young  Broadwalk Business Brokers  Businesses for sale   Brisbane Businesses for sale  Gold Coast Businesses for sale  Sydney Businesses for sale  Australian Businesses for sale Motels for sale  Hotels for sale  Caravan Parks for sale  Businesses for sale  Coffs Harbour Businesses for sale Caravan parks for sale  Motels for sale  Hotels for sale   qld  caravan parks for sale  Motels for sale Queensland  Hotels for sale Queensland

 

 

Victoria

Aireys Inlet  Alberton Alexandra Anakie  Anglesea Antwerp  Apollo Bay  Apsley Ararat Australian Businesses for sale Avenel  Avoca   Bacchus Marsh  Bairnsdale  Ballan  Ballarat  Balmoral Bannockburn   Barmah   Barwon Heads  Bass   Baxter  Bed and Breakfasts for sale Beaufort  Beech Forest Beechworth  Belgrave  Bells Beach  Benalla Bendigo Berwick  Beulah Beveridge Birchip  Blackwood  Bogong Boort  Box Hill Bright Broadford  Broadwalk Business Brokers  Bruthen  Buchan Buckland  Buninyong Businesses for sale Camperdown Cann River Cape Otway Caravan Parks for sale  Carisbrook Casterton Castlemaine  Charlton  Chewton  Chiltern  Churchill  Clunes  Cobden  Cobram Cohuna Colac  Coleraine  Corinella  Corryong  Cowes Craigieburn  Cranbourne Cressy  Creswick Croydon  Dandenong Dargo  Daylesford Derrinallum Dimboola Donald  Donnybrook Spa Dromana Drouin Drysdale Dunkeld  Dunolly Eaglehawk Echuca  Edenhope Eildon Eldorado Eltham Emerald Euroa Falls Creek Farms for sale  Ferntree Gully Flinders Foster Frankston French Island  Geelong Genoa Gisborne  Glenrowan Goroke Grantville Graytown  Great Western Guildford Halls Gap Hamilton Harcourt Harrietville  Harrow Hastings  Healesville Heathcote Heidelberg Hepburn Springs Heyfield  Heywood Hopetoun Horsham Hotels for sale  Inglewood Inverleigh Inverloch Inverloch Jamieson Jeparit  Kallista Kalorama  Kaniva Katamatite Keilor  Kerang Kilmore Kinglake Koondrook  Koo-wee-rup Korumburra Koroit  Kyabram Kyneton Lake Bolac Lake Condah Lakes Entrance Lake Tyers Lancefield Lavers Hill Leongatha Licola Lilydale Lismore Lorne Macarthur  Maffra Maldon Mallacoota Malmsbury  Mansfield Management Rights for sale  Marlo Maryborough Marysville Meeniyan Melbourne  Melton Melville Caves Meredith Metung Milawa Mildura Minyip  Mirboo North Mitta Mitta Moe-Yallourn Moliagul  Monbulk  Mornington Mortlake Morwell  Motels for sale  Mount Beauty Mount Buffalo Mount Buller  Mount Hotham  Mount Macedon Mount Baw Baw Moyston Murchison  Murrayville Murtoa  Myrtleford Nagambie Nathalia Natimuk  Nelson Newhaven Nhill  Noojee  Numurkah  Nyah West  Ocean Grove Olinda Omeo Orbost Ouyen Pakenham Patchewollock Paynesville Penshurst  Peterborough Phillip Island Point Lonsdale Pomonal Poowong Port Albert  Port Fairy Port Welshpool Portarlington Portland  Portsea  Powelltown  Princess Margaret Rose Caves Port Campbell  Puckapunyal  Pyramid Hill  Queenscliff  Rainbow  Red Cliffs Red Hill  Robinvale Romsey Rosebud  Rosedale Rupanyup Rushworth Rutherglen Sale  San Remo Sea Lake Serpentine  Serviceton Seymour  Shoreham Shepparton Sherbrooke  Skipton  Smeaton  Smythesdale  Somers Sorrento St Arnaud St Leonards Stanhope  Stawell Steiglitz Stratford Strathmerton Suggan Buggan Sunbury  Swan Hill Talbot Tallangatta Tarnagulla Tarraville  Tatura  Terang Timboon Tintaldra  Toora  Tooradin  Torquay Trafalgar Traralgon Trawool Trentham Tungamah  Turriff  Violet Town Wahgunyah  Walhalla Walkerville Wangaratta Warracknabeal  Warragul Warrandyte Warrnambool  Warburton Wedderburn  Werribee Whitfield Williamstown Wilsons Promontory  Winchelsea Wodonga  Wonthaggi  Woodend Wycheproof  Yackandandah Yambuk Yarra Glen Yarra Junction Yarragon Yarram Yarrawonga Yea Young  Broadwalk Business Brokers  Businesses for sale   Brisbane Businesses for sale  Gold Coast Businesses for sale  Sydney Businesses for sale  Australian Businesses for sale Motels for sale  Hotels for sale  Caravan Parks for sale  Businesses for sale  Coffs Harbour Businesses for sale Caravan parks for sale  Motels for sale  Hotels for sale  Vic caravan parks for sale  Motels for sale Victoria Hotels for sale Victoria

 

Tasmania

  Australian Businesses for sale Ansons  Bay Avoca  Beaconsfield Beauty Point  Bed and Breakfasts for sale Bicheno Boat Harbour  Bothwell Branxholm  Bridgewater Bridport  Brighton  Broadwalk Business Brokers  Bronte Park Bruny Island Buckland  Burnie  Businesses for sale Bushy Park Cambridge Campbell Town Caravan Parks for sale  Chudleigh Cleveland  Colebrook  Coles Bay Cradle Mountain Cressy  Cygnet    Deddington Deloraine  Derby Derwent Bridge Devonport  Dover Dunalley Eaglehawk Neck Evandale Exeter Falmouth  Farms for sale  Fingal  Flinders Island  Forth Franklin  Geeveston George Town Gladstone Gould's Country Hadspen  Hamilton  Hastings Hobart  Hotels for sale  Huonville Kempton  Kettering King Island Kingston Koonya  Latrobe  Launceston Lilydale  Longford  Luina Management Rights for sale  Maria Island  Marrawah Middleton Miena Mole Creek  Motels for sale  National Park New Norfolk  Nubeena  Oatlands Orford  Ouse  Penguin  Perth  Pioneer Poatina  Pontville  Port Arthur  Port Sorell  Queenstown  Railton  Renison Bell Richmond  Ringarooma Rokeby  Rosebery  Rosevears Ross  Saltwater River  Savage River Scamander  Scottsdale Sheffield  Sidmouth  Smithton Snug  Somerset Sorell  Southport  St Helens St Marys  Stanley  Strahan Strathgordon Swansea Taranna  Tarraleah  Tomahawk Triabunna Tunbridge  Ulverstone Waratah Weldborough Westbury Wilmot  Windemere Woodbridge Wynyard  Zeehan  Young  Broadwalk Business Brokers  Businesses for sale   Brisbane Businesses for sale  Gold Coast Businesses for sale  Sydney Businesses for sale  Australian Businesses for sale Motels for sale  Hotels for sale  Caravan Parks for sale  Businesses for sale  Coffs Harbour Businesses for sale Caravan parks for sale  Motels for sale  Hotels for sale   tas caravan parks for sale  Motels for sale Tasmania  Hotels for sale Tasmania

South Australia

Adelaide Adelaide Hills Aldgate  Aldinga  Andamooka Angaston Ardrossan Arkaroola Auburn  Australian Businesses for sale  Balaklava  Barmera  Beachport  Bed and Breakfasts for sale Beltana Berri  Bethany  Birdwood  Blanchetown Blinman Booleroo Centre Bordertown  Bridgewater  Broadwalk Business Brokers   Bruce Burra  Businesses for sale Cape Jervis Carrieton Caravan Parks for sale  Clare Coober Pedy  Coonalpyn  Coonawarra Coorong Copley  CrafersCrystal Brook Curramulka  Echunga  Edithburgh Eudunda  Farms for sale  Gawler   Gladstone Glendambo  Goolwa  Greenock    Gumeracha Hahndorf  Hawker Hotels for sale  Innamincka  Jamestown  Kadina  Kangaroo Island Kapunda Karoonda Keith Kingston-on-Murray Kingston South East Lameroo  Laura  Leigh Creek  Lobethal  Loxton  Lyndhurst Lyndoch Maitland  Mallala  Mambray Creek  Management Rights for sale  Mannum  Marion Bay  Marla Marree McLaren Vale Melrose  Meningie Milang  Millicent  Minlaton Mintaro  Moonta Morgan Mount Barker  Mount Gambier  Motels for sale  Mount Pleasant    Murray Bridge  Mylor Naracoorte  Nuriootpa   Oodnadatta  Orroroo Padthaway  Parachilna Paringa Penola  Penwortham Peterborough  Pinnaroo Port Augusta Port Broughton Port Clinton Port Elliot  Port Germein Port MacDonnell Port Noarlunga Port Pirie Port Victoria Port Vincent Port Wakefield Quorn Renmark Reynella  Riverton  Robe  Roseworthy Roxby Downs Salisbury Seppeltsfield Sevenhill Snowtown  Spalding Springton  Stansbury  Stirling Strathalbyn Summertown Swan Reach Tailem Bend Tanunda  Tarlee Terowie Tintinara Truro  Victor Harbor  Waikerie  Wallaroo  Warooka Watervale  Wellington  Williamstown  Willunga Wilmington Wilpena Pound  Woomera Yankalilla   Yorketown Young  Broadwalk Business Brokers  Businesses for sale   Brisbane Businesses for sale  Gold Coast Businesses for sale  Sydney Businesses for sale  Australian Businesses for sale Motels for sale  Hotels for sale  Caravan Parks for sale  Businesses for sale  Coffs Harbour Businesses for sale Caravan parks for sale  Motels for sale  Hotels for sale  

 

Northern Territory

Adelaide River Alice Springs Arltunga Arnhem Land Barrow Creek Batchelor Bathurst Island  Borroloola Daly River Daly Waters Darwin Dunmarra Erldunda  Escape Cliffs  Glen Helen   Gove Peninsula Groote Eylandt Hermannsburg Humpty Doo Kakadu National Park Katherine Kings Canyon Larrimah  Mataranka Melville Island Newcastle Waters Pine Creek  Port Essington Raffles Bay  Renner Springs  Roper Bar Ross River  Tanami Tennant Creek  Ti Tree Timber Creek  Uluru Victoria River  Wauchope Wollogorang  Motels for sale Northern Territory   Hotels for sale Northern Territory

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