Conveniently located on the Loddon Highway, only two blocks from the main shopping strip, this budget motel in Eaglehawk is the perfect destination for those looking to park the car and forget about it. There is a bus stop right out the front and a railway station nearby with regular services to Bendigo.
There are a number of clean and comfortable accommodation options to choose from, including: queen rooms (sleeping 2), twin rooms (sleeping 2), triple rooms (sleeping 3), queen plus rooms (sleeping 3), and one bedroom units (sleeping 5).
All of the rooms at the Eaglehawk Motel feature a flat screen television, tea and coffee making facilities, electric blankets, a DVD player, a hair dryer, air conditioning and heating. The one bedroom unit also offers a microwave and hip bath for guest convenience.
Breakfast is available 7 days a week at the Eaglehawk Motel, delivered direct to your room. For evening meals, it’s only a short walk to the Camp Hotel or the Borough Club. There is even the option of having something delicious delivered if you would prefer.
When staying at this accommodation in Eaglehawk, we hope that you’ll take the opportunity to explore the surrounding area, such as: Bendigo, Maiden Gully, Whipstick, Huntly, Wellsford, Bagshot, Marong, Woodvale and Lockwood.
If you’re visiting the Eaglehawk Motel sometime in the near future, we’re sure that you’re interested in all the attractions that the region has to offer. The good news is that there’s something for everyone here.
The region actually has a rich history – Eaglehawk, in fact, is home to many buildings from the past (including the grand Town Hall – now the Star Cinema, the Courthouse – now a museum, the original gaol, the Municipal Offices, and the Bank of Victoria). There are plenty of other historic buildings to explore, many of which have been turned into stores or restaurants. The Golden Dragon Chinese Museum, home to the world’s longest imperial dragon, is also worth a visit.
Those of you familiar with Victoria’s gold rush history will know that the Bendigo area was at the thick of it. Many people still come to the region hoping to strike gold. Prospectors and fossickers do require a Miner’s Right permit, although recreational fossicking is permitted in some areas of the Greater Bendigo National Park. A visit to the Central Deborah Gold Mine, which is up to 228 metres below ground, is also a must.
If you would prefer to explore the great outdoors, you’re in luck – the area has plenty of more natural attractions on offer. Some of the popular spots include: Rosalind Park, Lake Weeroona, Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Gardens, Greater Bendigo National Park, Lake Eppalock, Crusoe Reservoir, Lake Neangar, and Kangaroo Flat Botanical Gardens. There are also plenty of parks in the area if you’re looking for somewhere the kids can run around.
Bendigo has quite a rich arts and culture scene. In particular, we recommend checking out the Bendigo Art Gallery (known as one of the oldest and largest regional galleries in the country), The Capital (Bendigo’s Performing Arts Centre with live music, theatre and comedy shows), Ulumbarra Theatre (which was previously the Sandhurst Gaol) and the Dai Gum San Chinese Precinct. There are also plenty of smaller studios and galleries to explore.
The region is host to a number of events throughout the year; if you plan to travel during one of these peak times, be sure to book accommodation early to avoid missing out! Some of the more popular include: the Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival (March), Bendigo Easter Festival (April), Groovin the Moo (May), Bendigo Agricultural Show (October), Bendigo Cup & Spring Racing Carnival (October) and the Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival (November).
There are plenty of cycling and walking trails in the area, ensuring that you can get your dose of sun or exercise even whilst on holidays! The O’Keefe Rail Trail winds between Lake Weeroona to Heathcote for a distance of 49km. The Goldfields Track has a distance of 210km but is broken up into smaller tracks for the less ambitious. And the Bendigo Creek Trail winds between the Crusoe Reservoir and Bendigo Pottery in Epsom.