The City of Greater Bendigo is on both Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country, whose ancestors and their descendants are the traditional owners of this Country.

We acknowledge that they have been custodians for many centuries and continue to perform age old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal.

We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.


Bendigo City

Bendigo's goldrush history is clearly visible in the built landscape, as well as the remnants of the frenzied activity that destroyed so much of the Dja Dja Wurrung's traditions and relationship to their land.

A compact city centre and close proximity to parks and reserves makes Bendigo a fine place to live and to visit. 

Bendigo Tourism has information for visitors. 

Where to stay

Our Festival accommodation partner is Quest Schaller, and most of our festival guests stay at this contemporary boutique hotel, about 15 minutes easy walk from the Capital.

As a tourism centre, Bendigo has many accommodation options, from traditional motels to friendly, luxurious B&B's. 

Bendigo Tourism has details about accommodation and can assist with booking.

Our region

Whether you come by road or rail, you'll find Bendigo is very central for touring the Central  Victorian region. 

By train from Melbourne, it takes 2 hours, and about the same by car.

We're about 90 minutes, too, from Melbourne Airport, and there's a very convenient direct bus that services Bendigo travellers.