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.
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.
Alexandra Fountain and historic tram
Rosalind Park entrance on View St
Bridge over the Bendigo Creek in Rosalind Park
Golden Dragon Museum entrance to garden
Colourful parrots having a bath
Path crosses the Spring Spring Creek on the Back Creek Trail near the Bendigo Tennis Academy
Lake Weeroona from the middle
Interesting bridge over the Bendigo Creek
Start of the O'Keefe Rail Trail which is gravel
The path terminates here so cross this bridge to the other side.
Cross this bridge
White Hills Public Cemetery gates
About 1000 Chinese are buried in White Hills Public Cemetery from Gold Rush times.
Cross the bridge to the opposite bank for a side trip to the Bendigo Botanic Gardens. Definitely worth a look.
Pavilion made in Gold Rush times in Bendigo Botanic Gardens
Bendigo Botanic Gardens
Bird feeding upside down on nectar
Friendly horse near Epsom
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.