Our Attractions

At Bendigo Heritage Attractions we maintain and operate some of Bendigo’s most significant heritage sites; Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Tramways and the Bendigo Joss House Temple.

Central Deborah Gold Mine and Bendigo Tramways have both been inducted into the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame for excellence in Cultural Tourism. Bendigo Tramways was named Australia's 2016 Cultural Tourism Attraction of the Year at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

Central Deborah Gold Mine

There are few places in the world that can match Bendigo’s geological profile as a gold producer. Each of our tours is personally run by a tour guide, which includes some of the grandchildren and relatives of the original Central Deborah miners.

Mine Experience Tour: 61 metres underground. 75 minutes. 

Mine Experience Tour2Don a hard hat, descend 61 metres beneath the surface of Bendigo and walk in the footsteps of past miners!

Become enthralled by Bendigo’s underworld as you are guided through the honeycomb of underground tunnels with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides.

You will discover what conditions as a miner were really like during the harsh gold rush era and find out what was involved in unearthing the 929kg of gold that was discovered at Central Deborah Gold Mine.

This tour is wheelchair accessible. All participants must be over 3 years of age.


Bendigo Tramways

Bendigo Tramways is a living piece of history that has been entwined with the city's identity since 1890 and provides a glimpse into the Bendigo of old. No other Australian city which closed its tramway system left track, trams and a depot behind in the manner that Bendigo did. Our Depot is now the oldest operating tram depot in Australia and we operate the best working collection of trams in the world.

Vintage Talking Tram Tour:

Vintage Talking Tram TourYou will be delighted by the remarkable sights and sounds of Bendigo as your tram tells you entertaining stories about the city founded on one of the world’s richest goldfields while passing monuments like the impressive Alexandra Fountain, the majestic Sacred Heart Cathedral and the stately promenade Pall Mall.

This hop-on, hop-off tour stops throughout the city allowing you to explore many of the parks, attractions, shopping and dining facilities that Bendigo has to offer.

Your ticket is valid for one day. Free all-day parking can be found at Central Deborah Gold Mine and the Bendigo Joss House Temple. 


Bendigo Joss House Temple

Bendigo Joss House TempleAt the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple, you can discover more about Chinese beliefs and the story of the Chinese who came to Bendigo in search of gold. The Bendigo Joss House Temple, a Chinese place of worship, was constructed in the 1870s. Originally part of the Ironbark Chinese Camp, it is one of the few remaining buildings of its type in Australia.

The Bendigo Joss House Temple is open each Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30am - 3:00pm.