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Historic walking tours - Bendigo

history walk

Historic walking tours - Bendigo

13 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

Historic walking tours - Bendigo

history walk

Historic walking tours - Bendigo

13 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Two-hour standard tour Our standard tour is a guided walk through Bendigo's historic centre surrounded by its unique boom-style architecture. We describe how gold & mass migration transformed a sleepy sheep run and land of the Dja Dja Wurrung into the world's richest city of the 1880s. We recall the Bendigo people, events and fabulous wealth that built 'Marvellous Melbourne' and shaped a new nation. We explore Bendigo's role in campaigns for democracy, votes for women, trade unionism and Federation. Our stories range from radicals to royalty, larrikins to leaders and include the quirky, remarkable, sometimes humorous, often forgotten, but always intriguing stories of our city. Where do we walk? Our standard tour starts at the Bendigo Conservatory adjoining Pall Mall, and moves through the former Government Camp covering a distance of less than a kilometre and finishes at the top of View St next to the Bendigo Art Gallery. Tailored one-hour tour We also offer a tailored one hour tour that combines favorites from the two-hour tour with stories of Bendigo's unique pattern of settlement, its boom style architecture and its innovative early​ housing. Tours are wheelchair friendly.

Your host

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Jill

I am JIll Hanlon and I am the founder of Bendigo Walking Tours. For three years my husband Peter and I have been hosting fully guided, walking tours through the historic heart Bendigo - one of the world's great goldrush cities. Our passion is researching and sharing the social and political history of Bendigo - the people and events that shaped our nation. We have a long connection with the Victorian gold rush. Pete’s great grandfather was born in a tent on the Bendigo diggings in 1859. My ancestors were mining at Ballarat during the Eureka Rebellion of 1854 and on other goldfields.

What's included

Equipment
Umbrellas are provided in the event of rain or to protect from sun exposure.

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Where you'll be

Our tours focus on the historic heart of Bendigo including Rosalind Park which was once the Government Camp from where the goldfield was administered. All around us is Bendigo's boom style architecture. The tours also take Pall Mall and View St - two of VIctoria's most significant Victorian streetscapes. Tours usually begin at the Conservatory Gardens and end at the acclaimed Bendigo Art Gallery.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. You are welcome to bring your dog by prior arrangement.

More tips

The tour is easy walking with a distance of no more than 1-1.5kms. There are ample toilets and drinking fountains along the way. The tour is wheelchair friendly.

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Jill
Historic walking tours - Bendigo
13 reviews
$24/person
13 reviews
$24/person