The Bendigo Welcome Stranger Motel lies 2.8kms south of Bendigo and central to the ever-popular Goldfields region of Victoria. Immaculately presented in a quiet location; this accommodation offers a relaxing stay and a great opportunity to enjoy nearby Bendigo and many other outlying towns and regions.
The motel has 17 units offering a Standard Double Room with one queen bed and one single bed (sleeping 3 guests), the Deluxe Room with one queen bed and one single bed (sleeping 3 guests) and Family Room with one double bed and two single beds (for up to 4 guests). Extra visitors and cots for rooms may also be arranged for a small fee.
A personal trainer with on-site studio is available for a minimal fee and an impressive extra to compliment your stay! Also noticeable discounts are available for corporate, group and long-term visits.
The Bendigo Welcome Stranger Motel’s beautiful pool and tranquil environment provide an excellent retreat whilst away from home. In the heart of Bendigo’s golden square and a short walk to Bendigo Creek and local amenities, this location delivers the best of both worlds.
There is plenty to tour and discover in Bendigo and the surrounding district. Experience the grand architecture and historical authenticity of these charming townships, once thriving metropolises during the success of the gold rush era.
Heathcote’s Ironbark Forests, village shopping experience and exquisite local 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.
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.
Bendigo’s earliest beginnings are shared with the Chinese community, whom represented a great number of local miners and merchants. Subsequently, the Chinese culture became a rich and integral part of the city’s history.
The Joss House Temple was built during the 1860’s using handmade bricks and local materials. This heritage listed building gives visitors insight into Chinese culture and beliefs, sharing their story and perspective on the relationship they have with this old and wonderful city.
Other examples of the indelible mark left by Bendigo’s Chinese community can be enjoyed at the iconic Bendigo Easter Festival or within the local Dai Gum San Precint, home to the Golden Dragon Museum’s preserved local arts and crafts.
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.
Bendigo’s family friendly entertainment is one of its finest attributes. Countless activities exist at the Discovery Science & Technology Centre providing fun for everyone. Featuring a Planetarium, the Kaleidoscope educational Program for children under 6, ‘The Lab’ offering exciting scientific experiments using real lab equipment and a variety of hands on exhibits.
Another great entertainment complex is The Zone, a fantastic venue with everything a child’s heart could possibly desire. Go Karting, skating, mini golf, laser tag, arcade games, archery tag and the Kids Zone Play Centre for children under 9. A visit to The Zone is guaranteed to captivate for hours.
Bendigo has an extensive amount of reserves and parks to cater to a variety of different interests. Take a walk around Rosalind Park, a manicured public garden with children’s play space, elaborate fernery and a bright, airy English-style conservatory. Many displays of different flowers and foliage can be enjoyed throughout the year. Those appreciative of an active day outdoors will enjoy the open surrounds of Canterbury Garden in Eaglehawk, with Canterbury Oval and several sporting clubs nearby. Or, for a tranquil day out in peaceful surrounds stop by the native Australian garden of Gateway Park complete with lake, function centre, BBQ and picnic facilities.