A classic and relaxed destination that you can’t wait to get back to

Experience Balgownie Estate and Bendigo

Balgownie is a unique and rustic destination for your dream wedding, retreat, or private event.

A charming and secluded setting for special occasions, romantic escapes, gatherings with friends, and family getaways, or just quality ‘you’ time.

The Estate offers glamping tents, deluxe room and cottage accommodation, fantastic food and wine and Cellar Door.

Balgownie Estate is just the beginning of your Bendigo experience. Explore the many local attractions, wineries, restaurants and things to do around your stay.

Experiences at Balgownie Estate Bendigo

Romantic Bell Tent Glamping

You must try glamping in a bell tent at Balgownie Estate Bendigo. No matter the season, you will be comfortable with luxurious bedding, split system heating and cooling, lighting, mini-bar, and outdoor furniture that you can set up on your own private deck while sipping wine under a blanket of stars. An essential for couples, or for quality “you” time.

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Safari Tent Adventure

Glamping in one of our safari tents ticks all the boxes – luxurious 4 poster bed, split system heating and cooling, own kitchen and bathroom amenities, and an outdoor clawfoot bathtub with uninterrupted vineyard views. Just add wine!

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Deluxe Suite stay

Retreat to a deluxe king or queen room located in our homestead, with plush bedding and a large bathroom with a private bathtub – especially satisfying after wining and dining in our restaurant. Make sure you have a few nights booked to take advantage of sleep-ins, wine tastings, to wander the resort trail, and explore Bendigo attractions by day.

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Paddle-steamer package

Combine a glamping adventure at Balgownie Bendigo with a boutique luxury Murray river cruise experience aboard the iconic PS Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired cruising paddle steamer.

Contact PS Emmylou Cruises directly to book this package.

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Scenic Estate picnic

Spoil yourself and someone special with a picnic hamper filled with Chef selected sweet and savoury goodies, plus a bottle of wine or chilled sparkling cuvee. Relax on Estate lawns against a backdrop of vineyards in Bendigo’s most historic working winery. Contact our restaurant to order your hamper.

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Gourmet food and quality wine time

Book a table in our charming restaurant. Experience delicious cuisine and award-winning wine, all just a short stroll from our Hermitage house, cottages and glamping tents.

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Family escape

Balgownie Estate is the perfect place to share with family (and with special school holiday packages available). A relaxing destination away from it all, a unique sense of adventure for the kids with glamping available. Explore the resort trail, dine in our family friendly restaurant, stargaze by night, and explore the Bendigo region by day. Contact us to book this package.

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Wine tasting

Visit our experienced Cellar Door team and select 6 wines to taste from our Black Label and premium Estate label range. In-house guests enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and 10% off wine from Cellar Door. Then treat yourself to a personalised 6-pack or dozen of your favourites and join our wine club for ongoing Balgownie discounts.

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Join Balgownie Wine Club

Simply commit to a wine subscription of 12 or 24 bottles of wine each year and enjoy the benefits of a Balgownie Wine Club membership; up to 25% off Balgownie wine, up to 15% off dining and accommodation, complimentary wine tasting for two each time you visit, invites to exclusive members only offers and events, and first access to new release wines.

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Wander through our woods

Allow half an hour to wander our calming resort trail that encircles the bushland on our huge Balgownie Bendigo property. Just you and the sound of your shoes on the gravel pathway. See if you can glimpse the vines through the trees, and locate our famous railway block during your stroll. Directions on site, or ask at reception.

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Winter Indulgence Package

Indulge yourself this winter at Balgownie Estate. Stay and receive a bottle of our Black Label Shiraz upon arrival, plus breakfast for two in our restaurant.

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Shops

Robe

12 1/2 Chancery Lane, Bendigo VIC 3550
Robe is a fashion store that opened its doors in 2006, pioneering the now iconic Chancery Lane Bendigo.
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Bob Boutique

17 Williamson St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Bob is a unique little store with soul. 90% of our range is designed and ethically made by us in Bendigo with natural materials, free from toxic chemicals and no wastage, sweat shop free. We work with amazing artists and local small business to create our quality products. We also hand pick other hard to find labels to grace our shelves.
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Bendigo Pottery

146 Midland Hwy, Epsom VIC 3551
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.
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Winery & Restaurants

Percy & Percy Cafe

110 Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Percy and Percy beckons in the café crowds with coffee and modern breakfast fare in a trendy decked out hub.
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Wine Bank on View

45 View Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550
Wine Bank on View is a wine bar & wine merchant, operating from a heritage listed bank building in Central Bendigo. Fantastic food and a huge range of domestic and international wine and boutique beers.
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Masons of Bendigo

25 Queen Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550
A modern, sophisticated restaurant with a welcoming relaxed ambience. A unique place in Bendigo’s increasingly vibrant culinary scene.
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The Woodhouse Restaurant

101 Williamson Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550
Smell the delicious smokiness of Bendigo’s only dedicated steakhouse, where we use local redgum on the grill, locally sourced meat and the very best in fresh, regional produce.
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Things to do

Bendigo Art Gallery

Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550
One of the oldest and largest regional galleries in Australia. Our collection is extensive, with an emphasis on 19th century European art and Australian art from the 1800's, alongside a strong collection of contemporary Australian art. Over the last decade, we have cemented a reputation for presenting innovative international exhibitions alongside a dynamic and varied suite of public programs and events.
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Bendigo Talking Tram

1 Tramways Ave, Bendigo VIC 3550
Whether you're in Bendigo for a few days or just have an hour to spare, a Vintage Talking Tram Tour is the quickest way to get your bearings, learn about Bendigo's history and see the city's key landmarks and monuments.
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Golden Dragon Museum

1/11 Bridge St, Bendigo VIC 3550
The Chinese Cultural Centre of Australia. Museum opened in 1991 to interpret and preserve the Chinese heritage in Australia. Including traditional garden, tearoom and gift shop.
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Central Deborah Gold Mines

76 Violet St, Bendigo VIC 3550
At Bendigo’s Central Deborah Gold Mine you can explore the hidden underground tunnels of a real gold mine that operated during the gold rush boom of the 1900s. Descending to the depths of Bendigo, you are sure to catch gold fever on one of our mine experience tours (61-228 metres underground).
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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat, VIC, 3556
The Great Stupa (sacred building) of Universal Compassion is designed to present an overview of Buddhism to visitors. It is 50 metres square at its base and nearly 50 metres high. This makes it the largest stupa in the Western World.
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