Bendigo travel guide

Bendigo Tourism | Bendigo Guide

You're Going to Love Bendigo

With a population of 100,617, Bendigo is a must-see destination in Victoria, Australia. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Bendigo

Bendigo CBD is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Bendigo. These include popular favourites such as The Woodhouse Restaurant (101 Williamson Street), The Boardwalk Bendigo (28 Nolan Street) and Brougham Arms Hotel (150 Williamson Street). If you’re looking for affordable options, Bendigo Gallery Cafe (42 View Street) and Hustler Bendigo (Shop 11, Bendigo Bank Central 22-44 Bath lane) are great picks.

When to visit Bendigo

Bendigo in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bendigo in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Bendigo in January, when the average temperature is 21 °C, and the highest can go up to 29 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 4 °C, with an average temperature of 7 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 60 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Bendigo, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Bendigo


When flying to Bendigo, you’ll arrive at Bendigo (BXG), which is located 5 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Bendigo is to pick up a car hire from Melbourne, which is about 132 km from Bendigo. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Sixt, among others, in Melbourne.

Airports near Bendigo

Airlines serving Bendigo

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (641 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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Ethiopian Air
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Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Bendigo

Average rates range from around $148 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $282 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Bendigo, with prices from $130 to $1,219 per night. Bendigo CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Bendigo are about 46% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bendigo

Most booked hotels in Bendigo

All Seasons Resort Hotel Bendigo
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
Quality Hotel Lakeside
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Barclay On View
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Mercure Bendigo Schaller
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Hotel Shamrock Bendigo
Good (7.9, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Bendigo

Expect to pay $1.80 per litre in Bendigo (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.58 and $28.77. Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Bendigo, while also 27% cheaper than other types, on average.