Bendigo has been named as a great place to explore arts, food and culture in the latest issue of best-selling travel magazine, Australian Traveller.
The city is featured in the regional section of the magazine’s special edition “100 Ways to Holiday Here This Year” to represent the best travel experiences in Australia. It has been produced in partnership with Tourism Australia to help stimulate domestic tourism and support areas affected by the bushfires and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
City of Greater Bendigo Tourism and Major Events Manager Terry Karamaloudis said he was delighted that Bendigo received a glowing review as a great get-away for domestic travellers seeking a unique holiday experience.
“Bendigo has so much to offer visitors, no matter what their travel tastes or desires, and we are delighted to have been selected as one of the great ways for Australians to explore and discover in the edition’s regional section,” Mr Karamaloudis said.
“We very much welcome any initiatives at a national level to help stimulate our tourism economy, support small businesses in our region and encourage Australians to explore their own back yard.
“What better place to start than Bendigo if you’re a domestic traveller keen to take a short break or longer holiday.
“With the restrictions for international travel in place for the foreseeable future, this is a fantastic opportunity for Australians from around the country to plan and explore Bendigo and our beautiful region, enjoy our wonderful iconic attractions, food and wine and arts culture.”
“I’m confident that once domestic visitors have discovered Bendigo, they’ll be keen to come back to explore more of our region’s gems.
“We have great tour packages so planning a trip and creating an exciting and unique itinerary of things to do and see here is that easy.”
The Australian Traveller encourages readers to “Go on Tour in Bendigo”. It recommends the public arts scene, the culinary delights in food fossicking and major tourist attractions, including Bendigo Art Gallery and the Central Deborah Goldmine, as well the city’s landmarks and architecture.