Heading out of town Thelma and Louise style — except that weird going off the cliff bit — and into the anticipation of a couple of days somewhere else is an excellent way to blow out the cobwebs and get a breath of fresh air from Routine Central.
As many of you regular readers know, I am rather partial to a girls weekend — you can read about my frolics here — and I bendigo girls club very happy to be travelling up the Calder last Friday morning for a weekend of fun times in Bendigo. I hope you have as much fun as we did! There are plenty of regional events around Victoria and other states that are well worth a visit and planning a weekend around.
We had a cracker of a day at this all day event, seeing five great Australian bands live, culminating in the evergreen Johnny Farnham who was the headline act. There are many other seasonal and regular events, festivals and concerts in Bendigo and other towns, so do your reconnaissance before you book and it will pay off in spades.
Expect to pay a premium at peak times though. The Bendigo Art Gallery has a habit of attracting world class exhibitions which has really put it on the radar. Two years ago I loved the Marilyn Monroe exhibition and before that was the wonderful Grace Kelly tribute.
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This time around we visited bendigo girls club Finnish de house Marimekko exhibition which is running until 11 June I reckon this is the perfect way to start a day of wandering. Other regional areas have galleries and museums that are well worth visiting. I always head to Bath Lane for the fab homewares Emporium Oliver Birch as well as some smaller clothing boutiques.
You might also want to plan your visit for the Women of Wool festival in July.
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Bendigo has a rich gold mining history which you can learn more about by visiting the Central Deborah Gold Mines, riding the Vintage Talking Tram and visiting the Chinese Museum. For more details — and to read about our visit with the kids when we visited these places — head to my Bendigo With or Without Kids bendigo girls club.
We appreciated the patient and good natured service of our waiter Dan who looked after our table of twelve. I am still thinking about the dinner I enjoyed here two years ago!
What to do
I stayed at the Condel Inn BnB pictured below. We were thrilled with it as it was bendigo girls club comfortable, clean and well priced accommodation for our party of eight. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms and a large living room and outdoor area, there was plenty of space and all eight of us were able to sleep in our own beds too which was terrific.
In terms of location it was a short walk in to the centre of town and Percy and Percy was conveniently located a few houses away, ideal for that early morning coffee run or an easy breakfast. As an aside, this house would be perfect for two families with kids too.
The adults could share the two queen bedrooms which both have semi ensuites and the kids could be divided in the remaining two bedrooms rooms bendigo girls club one has four single beds and the other has two single beds. When I visited with my family two adults and three kids a couple of years ago, we stayed at Lara House which was a lovely and well appointed little cottage but a bit further away from all the action. Have you been to Bendigo lately? What would you add to my list?
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