Parks & Picnic Spots
Description: Resulting from a land grant in 1857,
Rosalind Park in the Pall Mall is home to a open-air fernery, magnificent
exotic and native trees, and a variety of nineteenth century buildings
including the old court house, police barracks and elegant conservatory.
There is also a lookout tower donated by the former Garden Gully
United Gold Mining Company in 1931. Anyone brave enough to climb
its 124 steps will be rewarded with panoramic views across the heart
Description: Situated in Napier Street, Lake Weeroona
is a popular rest area for travellers, picnic's and recreation area
for visitors and residents.
The picturesque ornamental lake is situated in an 18 hectare reserve
with picnic areas and parkland containing a fun and fitness track,
BBQs, undercover picnic facilities and playground.
The lake is home to the Bendigo Rowing Club with competitions on
many weekends. The Boardwalk Cafe is situated right on the lake
with inside and outside dinning looking out across the lake.
Hours: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Description: The botanical Gardens were laid in
the 1870s by Ferdinand von Mueller, the Government Botanist who
played a prominent role in the early development of Melbourne's
Royal Botanical Gardens.
The Gardens were designed in the formal nineteenth century style
as a kind of living scientific exhibition, with exotic species arranged
according to rigorous principles of classification. Some of the
original trees surviving in the Gardens are now extremely rare.
Since von Mueller's time, the Gardens have become a popular picnic
spot with recreational facilities including a swimming pool and
small menagerie with wildlife and walk-through aviaries.
Park and Kennington Reservoir
Description: Located between McIvor Highway and
Stathfieldsaye Road, Strathdale Park provides a delightful environment
for walkers, joggers and cyclists of all ages.
Facilities such as BBQs, toilets, playgrounds and picnic areas cater
for family outings, and the surrounding bush allows for peaceful
walks and bird watching. A sealed walking track of 1.36 km encircles
The Park is often used to study native vegetation and wildlife.
Points of interest include a salt bush garden, bird hide, old horse
track, Waterwise Demonstration garden, the Wellington Garden and
the Sandakan War Memorial.
Description: Extending from Rosalind Park to the
White Hills Botanical Gardens. Experience Bendigo's unique heritage
by taking a walk or cycle along the Bendigo Creek Linear Park.
Opened in 1993, the Park links two of Bendigo's oldest parks - Rosalind
Park in the city centre, dating from the 1850s, and the White Hills
Botanical Gardens, first laid out in the 1870s.
Following the Bendigo Creek, the Linear Park traces its course northeast
from Rosalind Park , taking you past the Golden Dragon Museum, Lake
Weeroona, the old Gas Works, the Joss House, relic mine sites, wetlands,
and the White Hills Cemetery before ending at the Botanical Gardens.