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Bendigo Parks & Picnic Spots

Rosalind Park

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 of Bendigo.
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Rosalind Park

Lake Weeroona

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.
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Lake Weroona

White Hills Botanical Gardens

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.
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White Hills Botanical Gardens

Strathdale 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 Kennington Reservoir.

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.

Strathfield Park

Bendigo Creek Linear Park

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.

Bendigo Creek Linear Park
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