If you're near bendigo...and you can go thru hanging rock...it's worth the stop.
It doesn't take long to check out in the information centre to find out the legend of the hanging rock...and then it's a quick walk up and around the rock (30 minutes return). So it's a great place to get out and stretch the legs if you're road tripping.
They have a lot of films, festivals and a winery...so if you have longer...check it out.
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Botanical Gardens at Epsom
Was just driving past Bendigo on the highway at nearby Epsom (as I have done many times) and happened to spot an unusual Arch of Triumph that I'd never noticed before...stopped to get a photo, and discovered that behind the gates is a botanical garden and self guided, unattended wildlife park (all animals firmly locked away). A really nice spot, and it's all free! There's a large aviary, several cage areas with kangaroos, peacocks just wandering around free, picnic areas, a playground, etc.
The street beside the Arch is even called Napoleon!
Open 7.30 am - 4 pm Weekdays, and 7.30 am - 5 pm Weekends.
You'll find the park on the Highway at Epsom, about 2 kms before you reach the Bendigo Pottery
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