Your package includes the VIP Wine Tasting Experience, plus your choice of one of the other beverage experiences for two adults.
Find out why Bendigo is the UNESCO City of Gastronomy
Your 3-day escape staying for 2 nights includes a long list of foodie gifts and treats, including local wine, our famous (and addictive) Bendigo Brittle, Indulge Fine Chocolates and special offers from a variety of cafes, restaurants and hotels.
You can choose your own travel dates between December 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021**. All reservations are subject to availability at the time of booking.
**Dates excluded are 22nd – 26th January (Australia Day weekend) and 2nd – 5th April (Easter) inclusive.
How long do I have to use my package?
Of course you can! Stay as long as you like. Let our team know when you contact them to book and they will assist with adding any additional dates.
Can I stay longer than two days?
This package has been curated by representatives of the Bendigo Motels Association and is not a product of the City of Greater Bendigo. All providers involved reserve the right to alter or modify their final offering should any government restrictions or seasonality prevent the delivery of the original experience.
Your welcome pack includes a range of local treats:
The incredible Bendigo Brittle
Indulge Fine Chocolates
A bottle of local wine
Copies of our stunning lifestyle publication 'Bendigo Magazine'
Vouchers and great foodie deals for things to taste, see and experience from across the city.
Golden Dragon Museum
A living history of the Chinese people of Bendigo from the gold rush of the 1850’s to the present day, the museum boasts one of the largest collections of Chinese artefacts outside of mainland China.
The experience: Two adult tickets to the Golden Dragon Museum, including the Yi Yuan Gardens and Guan Yi Temple and a souvenir gift pack.
Bendigo Heritage Attractions
Bendigo Heritage Attractions preserves, restores and shares the stories of some of the city’s best and most significant heritage sites, including Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Tramways and the Bendigo Joss House Temple.
The experience: A $40 voucher that can be used in the gift shop, the café or towards an experience of your choice, such as a mine tour or tram trip.
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion
The largest Buddist Stupa in the Western world, and home to many holy objects. The Great Stupa is also home to the largest Jade Buddha in the world.
The experience: Entry to the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion and the Peace Gardens, access to tours, 2 large barista-made drinks, and handmade incense from Nepal.
Australia's oldest working pottery boasts an interpretive museum, demonstrations, hands-on activities with clay and interpretive displays to take you back in time and learn about the production processes, machinery and traditional skills beginning in 1858. Explore the artisan studios and meet the makers.
The experience: Two tickets to the interpretive museum followed by Devonshire tea.
VIP Wine Experience
This experience is available within every package purchased, all you need to do is nominate which winery you would like to visit at the time of booking.
Mandurang Valley Winery- Since 1980, winemaker Wes Vine has been making wine from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Riesling, with Pinot Noir and Merlot added during the last decade.
Sandhurst Ridge Winery - Winemaker Paul Greblohas an extensive range of wines including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
Hidden down Central Victoria's hippest laneway, The Dispensary Bendigo boasts widest range of drink choices in the region featuring over 100 craft beers, 80 single malt whiskies, 60 gins, 50 cocktails and much more.
The experience: An afternoon regional duo of gin tasting for two people, introducing you to the best gin examples in the region. Sessions are for one hour, between 2pm - 5pm, Tues - Sun.
Alium is Bendigo’s newest venue, housed within one of Bendigo’s most notable historic restaurant addresses overlooking the Alexandra Fountain and Rosalind Park.
The experience: Pre-dinner cocktails and canapés for two people, featuring Alium’s signature cocktails. Stay on for dinner, or make this the fun start your evening before moving on to one of Bendigo’s acclaimed restaurants. Available between 5pm - 7pm, Tues - Sat.
Buy now, stay later Bendigo package
Terms and Conditions
Deal is valid for a maximum of 2 guests.
Package is available 7 days per week, subject to availability at time of making reservation.
Reservation to be made by phone with the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre on 1800 813 153.
The purchase period for selected motels is from 6th – 27th September, 2020
Booking dates open 1st November, 2020
Stay dates from 1st December, 2020 – 30th June, 2021
Guaranteed early check in (midday) and late check out (midday)
Upgrade room type is subject to availability on arrival and at the discretion of the individual property.
All inclusions are subject to availability at date of stay and subject to substitution of equal or greater value at the discretion of the Bendigo Motel Association.
This package is not available for stay during 22nd – 26th January (Australia Day weekend) and 2nd – 5th April (Easter) inclusive.
Bookings are non-refundable. Changes to booking date and/or guest name may occur at the discretion of motel, up to 48 hours before day of arrival.
Valid credit card & photo I.D. are required upon arrival. A security deposit may also be required subject to motel policy.
Government guidelines regarding social distancing, restrictions placed upon public gatherings and non-essential services, may have an impact on your stay, please visit https://www.australia.gov.au/ for the latest rules and regulations. Should additional COVID restrictions be enforced during stay dates, extension to dates may be offered.
Disclaimer: This package has been curated by representatives of the Bendigo Motel Association, and is not a product of the City of Greater Bendigo. All providers involved reserve the right to alter their final offering should any government restrictions or seasonality prevent the delivery of the original experience.
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