Bendigo too was built on the back of one of the world's most exciting Gold Rush's. Home now to almost 100,000 residents, the City is Victoria's third largest.
The town was originally called Sandhurst and like Ballarat, word of gold discoveries in 1851 spread on the grapevine and many flocked to the area, leading to a Post Office being opened and official town planning commencing.
The towns architecture is definitely Victorian Colonial in style and much is 'Heritage Listed', most notably the Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Poppet Head old mine on Camp Hill and the Rosalind Park gardens, with their large statue of Queen Victoria, also make for an enjoyable visit.
Visit the Bendigo website for more details.
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