Bendigo's extraordinary gold rush past has created a smorgasbord of fascinating cultural experiences which will capture the imaginations of your students. Descend underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine, explore the city by Vintage Talking Tram and discover more about Chinese beliefs at the Bendigo Joss House Temple.
If you’re looking for a new destination for your annual school camp, Bendigo offers an untapped array of educational experiences only two hours from Melbourne.
Central Deborah Gold Mine: Descend to the depths of Bendigo to explore the hidden tunnels of an authentic gold mine that operated during the gold rush boom. See gold in its natural state, hear the roar of mining machinerary and discover what it was really like to be a gold miner during the harsh gold rush era. VELS: Year 5-6 – Australian Colonies; Year 9-10 – Australia and Asia
Bendigo Tramways: Step aboard a living piece of history for a glimpse of Bendigo in its heyday. Choose from 3 different commentaries:
Bendigo Joss House Temple: At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple, a Chinese place of worship constructed in the 1870s, your students will discover more about Chinese beliefs and the story of the Chinese who came to Bendigo in search of gold. VELS: Year 5-6 – Australian Colonies; Year 9-10 – Australia and Asia.
At Bendigo Heritage Attractions we specialise in tailoring itineraries to suit your specific needs. Our Bookings Coordinator can handle any booking enquiries relating to Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Tramways or the Bendigo Joss House Temple. We are also happy to help you check the availability of other Bendigo attractions you might like to visit. It doesn't get much easier than that!