Spend your golden years exploring Bendigo and the beautiful Central Goldfields region
Spectacular parks and gardens
Every year around September to October, Bendigo's historic landscape blooms with over 45,000 brilliant coloured tulips. See impressive displays at the beautiful Botanic Gardens and flowering throughout Bendigo's heritage streets.
Park yourself under ancient elms in the beating heart of Bendigo. Rosalind Park is a leafy escape along Pall Mall and a living treasure from the era when Bendigo was transformed from a gold mining outpost to a grand regional city.
Discover cellar doors, wineries and craft beer
Across the Bendigo and Heathcote wine regions, you’ll find more than 60 cellar doors waiting to be discovered. Sandhurst Ridge Winery is a local favourite and just five minutes drive from Bendigo Lifestyle Village.
See the latest vintage being harvested in vineyards from February to April. Join a winery tour and tastings from the barrel. Enjoy a wine experience that is intimate, personal and one you will remember for years to come.
From crafty creators to cluey curators, Bendigo’s craft beer scene is seriously hopping. Long before it became the bastion of inner-city folk, boutique breweries and crafty bars were being celebrated across regional Victoria. Around Bendigo, there are some top-notch bevvies being brewed, while down the city’s street art laden laneways you can discover small batch 'frothies' aplenty.
Share Bendigo's amazing attractions with friends and family
Whatever your interests you'll never be short on things to do and see around Bendigo. You'll be spoilt for choice when friends and family come to visit. From the famous Talking Tram and Blues Tram to the world-famous Bendigo Art Gallery to hands-on Bendigo Pottery experience to the fascinating Deborah Gold Mine Tour, there's always something new to see and a reason to go back.
Our local highlight is The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion just five minutes from Bendigo Lifestyle Village. To save you looking it up, a stupa (also known as a pagoda) is the most sacred building in Buddhism.
This unique Buddhist Temple is home to The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, the largest Buddha carved from gemstone quality jade in the world. The Jade Buddha is 2.5 metres high and sits on an alabaster throne almost 1.6 metres high. Weighing around 4 tonnes, The Jade Buddha is considered to be priceless and is a must-see when friends and family visit.