Bendigo Creek Trail - north

Midland Highway, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia

Bendigo Creek Trail - north

Midland Highway, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
Staff Pick
1 h 52 m
7.47 km
Intermediate

Summary

Follow the Bendigo Creek Trail from Rosalind Park past the Golden Dragon Museum, Lake Weeroona, White Hills Cemetery and Bendigo Botanic Gardens to the end in Epsom.

Bendigo Creek Trail - north

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Start at the Alexandra Fountain on the corner of View St and Pall Mall. Walk through Rosalind Gardens along the Bendigo Creek Trail, which hugs the big bricked drain known as Bendigo Creek, through the city.
The path is well-signed and if you keep the creek in view it should be fairly easy to follow. Sometimes it crosses to the opposite side. Just take note of all the signs. They let you know how far you have been and when the next landmark is.
The creek looks more like a creek the further away from the city you get. Follow the path as it meanders past the Golden Dragon Museum, tennis courts, Lake Weeroona and the start of the O’Keefe Trail. Cross the bridge to the other side when the path runs out. Soon you will be at White Hills Cemetery. Over 1000 Chinese are buried here from Gold Rush times. Not far further on is the Bendigo Botanic Gardens with its Pavilion built with Gold Rush money, an aviary with multi-coloured birds (only open week days) and remnants of the original Bendigo Creek from when the gardens were on an island.
The path continues to Epsom where there is a shopping centre with a cafe for those who may enjoy a rest before returning into the city.

10934 Views

Points of Interest

1. Alexandra Fountain and historic tram

Alexandra Fountain and historic tram

2. Rosalind Park

Rosalind Park entrance on View St

3. Bridge over the Bendigo Creek

Bridge over the Bendigo Creek in Rosalind Park

4. Golden Dragon Museum

Golden Dragon Museum entrance to garden

5. Colourful parrots having a bath

Colourful parrots having a bath

6. Path crosses the Spring Spring Creek

Path crosses the Spring Spring Creek on the Back Creek Trail near the Bendigo Tennis Academy

7. Lake Weeroona

Lake Weeroona

8. Lake Weeroona

Lake Weeroona from the middle

9. Interesting bridge over the Bendigo Creek

Interesting bridge over the Bendigo Creek

10. Start of the O'Keefe Rail Trail

Start of the O'Keefe Rail Trail which is gravel

11. Cross this bridge to the other side

The path terminates here so cross this bridge to the other side.

12. Cross this bridge

Cross this bridge

13. White Hills Public Cemetery gates

White Hills Public Cemetery gates

14. White Hills Public Cemetery Chinese graves

About 1000 Chinese are buried in White Hills Public Cemetery from Gold Rush times.

15. Bendigo Botanic Gardens

Cross the bridge to the opposite bank for a side trip to the Bendigo Botanic Gardens. Definitely worth a look.

16. Pavilion made in Gold Rush times in Bendigo Botanic Gardens

Pavilion made in Gold Rush times in Bendigo Botanic Gardens

17. Bendigo Botanic Gardens

Bendigo Botanic Gardens

18. Bird feeding upside down on nectar

Bird feeding upside down on nectar

19. Friendly horse near Epsom

Friendly horse near Epsom

20. Bendigo Creek Trail map

Bendigo Creek Trail map. The trail ends here in Epsom. Turn right into Howard St for a shopping centre with cafe for a break before returning into Bendigo.

Features

Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets

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