Rosalind Park, Bendigo

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Set some time aside for a picnic at Rosalind Park, a Victorian-style garden featuring a number of decorative statues and a large stone viaduct. The main entrance of the park is located on the intersection called Charing Cross, which was once a meeting point for two main city tram lines. This important road junction features a large statue of Queen Victoria and the ornate Alexandra Fountain, built in 1881. The park rises up toward Camp Hill, which includes a lookout tower, a popular spot for family photographs with the city’s skyline as background. Join a "Discovery Walk" through the sprawling park to enjoy its many green open spaces, lush trees, old gardens, fernery, and a historic conservatory. Plan to see Rosalind Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bendigo travel planner.
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  • To sit under the shady canopy and cool off in the Summer or to enjoy the leaves from their Autumn fall- I can't decide which season is best!! Access to the CampHill PS playground (after school hours) ...  more »
  • Beautiful park with spectacular scenery and grassed areas for kids to run around and have fun. Historical architecture only added to the lush surrounds!  more »
  • It’s amazing to think this beautiful park used to be a desolate set of mine workings. Full of delightful paths, lovely trees and manicured lawns and a rose garden that made me green with envy.  more »
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  • The green of lawn/trees/bushes. The chance to sit and relax in the sunshine or the shade. Lots of intriguing nooks and crannies. The fernery. The bandstand. The chance to enjoy the various activities in the Park at Easter. Supervise young children at all times-no proper fence to screen off the Bendigo Creek.
  • I love the fact that Rosalind Park is playing a direct physical role in the conservation of a species of flying fox that has declined by over 95% since 1900. It pollinates 1000 species of native trees and has only one bub per year if they're lucky. Many die entangled in unsafe backyard fruit tree netting (safe nets have small holes you can't put fingers through) or are killed by barbed wire they can't see at night. Some scientists think the grey headed flying fox will be extinct in the wild by 2015. And, the bat camp smell is not from poo it is from a scent gland, a kind of bat `lynx effect` the boys use to attract lady bats... I rather like the musky smell of bat camps. Well done Bendigo and Parks Vic for helping these ancient species survive and for your empathy and understanding. I usually bring four or five groups of people up from Melbourne each year to Bendigo for lunch, shopping and to see the bats.
  • It's pretty alright, if you can stand the occasional homeless person at night, mass of school kids on weekdays, and the constant smell of bat poop. I do really like feeding the possums at night.
  • Just a beautiful park to sit or walk with the one you love or let the kids go. The well layed out pathways are wide, clean and maintained well as are the gardens. Bendigo should be proud.
  • Memory lane...just strolling slowly. So much to see.and trees awesomeness.

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Where to stay in Bendigo

Just like the city itself, places to stay in Bendigo present a mix of historical and modern. The center of the city boasts a selection of hotels and apartments housed in Victorian mansions--which also happen to be some of Bendigo's main tourist attractions. Just a couple of blocks away, however, you can choose from a number of 21st-century establishments. For a more peaceful setting, venture outside the city center to find plenty of smaller bed and breakfasts and motels, as well as fully equipped RV parks and campsites.
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