Explore Bendigo

Explore Bendigo from your ideal base – The Heritage Motel

We’re located in the heart of Golden Square, close to all things wonderful to see and do in Bendigo. Nearby, you’ll find a variety of eateries, local attractions such as the Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Central Deborah Gold Mine and activities such as sports, wineries, park lands, and places to shop.

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of Australia’s largest churches. It’s the third tallest after St Patrick’s Cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne. It is exceptionally large for a provincial city cathedral in Australia. The construction was made possible chiefly through the estate of Henry Backhaus (1811-1882). A German from Paderborn, he was the first Catholic priest on the Bendigo goldfields. Backhaus was very skilled in financial matters and accumulated considerable property – not least through encouraging his gold-mining parishioners to contribute some of their finds to the work of the church. Backhaus left his wealth for the benefit of the church and enabled the Sacred Heart Cathedral, among other things, to be built.

Bendigo Community Farmers Market

Another great thing to do is visit the Bendigo Farmers Market.

The Bendigo Farmers Market takes place in the Bendigo CBD. Discover our region’s best and freshest offerings and meet the people who produce it.

For more information, visit the Bendigo Community Farmers Market website.

Bendigo Pottery

For over 150 years, Bendigo Pottery has been famous for creating high quality ceramics. A major tourist attraction, the pottery offers visitors a unique combination of great shopping, hands-on clay experiences, and the opportunity to step back in time. 

We also recommend visiting Bendigo MarketplaceThe Discovery Centre, Bendigo Talking Tram, Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo Art Gallery and Rosalind Park. Bendigo hosts many major sporting and cultural events. The Heritage Motel is one of the closest motels to the Bendigo Stadium – a short 5-minute drive away.

When you’re heading out to explore Bendigo, if you have any questions, just pop in ask us. We’re happy to help.