Bendigo, a city propelled into prominence in Victoria’s gold rush era presents an enthralling historical ambience; with beautiful arts and culture to explore from both a historical and modern perspective and an impressive local food and wine scene. Central to this charming city you will find the Bendigo Budget Elm Motel providing comfortable and well-appointed accommodation.
The 15 units offer 4 different accommodation types to choose from. The Single Room with one spacious queen bed (suitable for one guest) a Double Room with one queen bed (sleeping 2), Twin Room with one double bed and one single bed (sleeping 3), or the Family Room with one double bed, one single bed and one bunk bed (sleeping up to 5 guests).
Pleasing additions to this motel include ample storage space in rooms, in-house evening meals, fully licensed premises with additional office services on request (faxing, copying)
The Bendigo Budget Elm hotel is highly recommended and well-appointed to suit all your accommodation requirements. With public transport and a number of amenities at your doorstop this motel presents a convenient location for your time away.
Consider making the most of your stay and stopping in to Bendigo’s surrounding townships; Heathcote’s Ironbark Forests, village shopping experience and exquisite local Shiraz wine or the arts communities of Castlemaine, Maldon, Newstead or Harcourt with boutique stores, bookshops, galleries and excellent local produce.
Bendigo has countless destinations and attractions to explore during your stay. Immerse yourself in the history of this vibrant, interesting city and its established artisan food and wine culture.
The Alexandra Fountain is considered to be the most prominent monument in the heart of Bendigo’s oldest precinct, Pall Mall. Being named after the Princess of Wales and erected in the early 1880’s makes this fountain one of the oldest and most well known in Victoria. Its unveiling took place on the 5th of July 1881 by His Royal Highness Prince Albert Edward Victor of Wales, and to this day is still in excellent condition, with intricately made dolphins, unicorns, nymphs and other symbolic figures to inspect.
The fountain is within close walking distance to Rosalind Park, Bendigo’s best specialty shopping and heritage buildings.
Resurrected from an abandoned mining area in and now standing proudly as Bendigo’s most appealing lake and reserve. Lake Weeroona has BBQ facilities and for children – a wonderful playground with wide open spaces to race about with others. Walking or jogging around the parameter of the lake should take under 30 minutes and cycling is also permitted within the grounds. Bendigo’s ‘vintage talking trams’ travel between the city and lake ensuring easy access to this lovely local treasure.
It’s hard to resist the appeal of Bendigo’s attractively preserved fleet of vintage trams. The Bendigo Tramways has been in operation for well over 100 years with 17 trams currently in operation for tours around Bendigo’s most popular hallmarks. The vintage ‘talking’ trams will introduce you to the Central Deborah Gold Mine, the Alexandra Fountain and heart of the city. Stopping at Lake Weeroona or the fabulous Bendigo Joss House Temple this is an attraction definitely worth booking whilst in town.
Australia’s oldest operating pottery establishment with a heritage listed collection of some of world’s only remaining ceramic wood fired kilns. The site is a large tourist friendly complex offering retail pottery sales, art studios, museum, clay making experiences and café. Take a rummage through this gorgeous store for a gift of memento, with a terrific antique and collectables centre of over 30 stalls.
Home to the deepest underground mine tour in Australia, the Central Deborah Gold Mine provides visitors with an authentic gold mine adventure. Travel deep below Bendigo and learn to use mining equipment with a ‘Shift Boss’ keen to put you through your paces! Explore the mines harsh and awe-inspiring labyrinth of tunnels and get together with your tour group for a lunch experience underground.
With a range of tours to suit all levels of ability and interest, the Central Deborah Gold Mine is a memorable experience worth making time for.