Bendigo is the fourth largest city in Victoria after Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat, with around 80,000 people living in its greater city.
|Bendigo is well known for its ornate victorian architecture.|
Built on the gold rush of the late 1800s Bendigo actually produced more gold than Ballarat. Until as recently as the 1989′s when Western Australia over took it, the Bendigo region was the countries most productive gold region with over 20 million ounces being mined.
The Legacy of the gold boom has left many magnificent and ornate building built in colonial Victorian style.
Today Bendigo is a thriving town with major defense industries, health services, bio technology industries and universities all calling Bendigo home.
Tourism is a major industry for the town with the gold era bringing many visitors to town.
Traveling North Westerly Bendigo is about 180 km or 2 hours by car from Melbourne with most of the journey being on freeway style roads. There is a rail service to Melbourne with a limited number of services to Melbourne.
Tourist towns of Castlemaine and Dalesford are within easy distance of Bendigo.