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Located 150km north of Melbourne, smack bang in the middle of Victoria is the beautiful city of Bendigo. Once a significant goldrush town, these days Bendigo is a popular tourist destination that celebrates it’s rich heritage, modern day cosmopolitan lifestyle and promising future. The city is great for those looking for a weekend getaway from Melbourne, being only a comfortable 2 hour drive along the Calder Freeway from the state capital. For those arriving in Bendigo by train or plane and looking for car hire to see the sights you’re in luck as there are several rental car outlets serviced by some of the major hire companies. If you’re booking car hire in Bendigo you have the option to pick one up from Bendigo airport or in the city itself.

Things to see and do

Visitors to Bendigo are able to fully immerse themselves in the city’s history from goldmines to galleries and everything in between. Take a tour of a deep shaft mine at the Central Deborah Goldmine. Admire some of the stunning architecture that’s listed on the Victorian Heritage Register such as the Sacred Heart Cathedral, The Shamrock Hotel, The Old Post Office and the Bendigo Town Hall. Catch a tram around the city and then visit Bendigo’s Tramway Museum. The city also has a rich Chinese history dating back to the first gold rush and today places such as Joss House and the Golden Dragon Museum pay tribute to this. With so much to experience in Bendigo, make the most of your time in comfort and style with a hire car care of Skedaddle.