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Great gift ideas: buy local this Christmas

Christmas is coming up so quickly! We really need to get our skates on and start buying gifts for the special people in our lives. Here are some gift ideas you can buy right here in Bendigo. Support local, with gifts that are inexpensive and thoughtful. It really makes a difference to our local

Where to see live music in Bendigo

Live music is something that we always look forward to. Bendigo has some great venues that regularly host touring bands, up and coming artists and local DJs. Here is a list of our favourite five places: Tap House A craft beer and cider lounge that hosts touring bands regularly. With a standing capacity of 300,

Help raise money for Movember with Mo Laughs

If you’re like me, a lady who has no chance of being able to grow her own moustache, comedy fundraiser ‘Mo Laughs’ is a great way to give money to the cause while enjoying a fun-filled night (and not growing facial hair). Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide are among the leading health

Sunday Night Dining

Who wants to cook on a Sunday night? Usually not us! This is a list of our favourite places to dine out on a Sunday night. Harpoon Social Club 36 High Street The newest, coolest place in town with ramen, bao, food to share (if you're so inclined) and a fabulous selection of gin, whiskey,

Get out of town: Weekend adventures with the family

Are you stuck wondering what to do with the family on the weekend? We’ve put together a few of our favourite adventures, all around an hours’ drive from Bendigo (2 hours for Fairy Park). Go on, get out of town! Hanging Rock Macedon Ranges Only a short one-hour drive from Bendigo, Hanging Rock is a

Get fit for free

Don't have any spare change for a gym membership? No money floating around to pay for a personal trainer? No worries! These are great ways to keep fit for free; that's right. No money! Nada! Bendigo Parkrun Race against yourself and try to beat the clock. Every Saturday from 8am at Kennington Reservoir you can

Anti Poverty Week: Bendigo’s Big Night Out

This week is anti-poverty week. The aim of this week is to strengthen the understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty in Australia and around the world, to encourage action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments to address these problems. Bendigo Foodshare have organised Bendigo’s Big Night Out which will take place this Thursday,

Ride2Work Day: Where to park your bike

Ride2Work on Wednesday 17 October for a better way to start your day! There will be a free community breakfast to celebrate in Hargreaves Mall. Festivities kick off at 7:30am and include music, community and bike shop stalls and other entertainment. Breakfast is served between 7:30am and 8:30am. With help from Bike Bendigo, we've researched

The Wine Science Show

An exciting addition to the inaugural Bendigo Comedy Festival, a comedy and educational talk about all things wine. Join Luke Morris as he explains the origins of Champagne, explains how alcohol affects the body, and answers questions about how much you can drink and why you drink. The event will be held at local comedy hot

Dining with a four-legged friend

Does your pup look longingly at the door wondering where his invite is when you leave for your Saturday brunch? We have done some on-the-ground research to find the best dog-friendly dining spots in Bendigo for you and your furry friend. Wallys Dog Café Bendigo Off Leash Dog Park, Strathdale This mobile café is not