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On Walkabout At: Bendigo’s Rosalind Park

Rosalind Park in Bendigo sits directly across from downtown and adjacent to Charing Cross. The park is filled with many trees and walking paths and a nice place to find some shade during the summer. It also is home to Bendigo’s Soldier Memorial as well as host to a number of statues. One of the most famous statues in the area is one of lady luck blessing a gold prospector that you can see pictured below:

Picture from Bendigo's Rosalind Park

The park also has a statue of Queen Victoria, which is fitting since Bendigo is located in the Australian state of Victoria:

Picture from Bendigo's Rosalind Park

From the statue there is a nice view looking back to the Charing Cross area of downtown Bendigo:

Picture from Bendigo's Rosalind Park

In the park you can also see what used to be the old creek that runs through Bendigo that started the gold rush in the 1850’s when prospectors found gold there:

Picture from Bendigo's Rosalind Park

The creek decades ago was covered over with stones and concrete in order to stop prospectors from digging up the creek. A walk you definitely need to do while visiting Bendigo is to walk up the hill behind the park. As you walk up the hill you will see an old school to your right that is still in use today:

Picture from Bendigo's Rosalind Park

To your left on the top of the hill you will see the tower of a former gold mine:

Picture from Bendigo's Rosalind Park

Stairs have been built up this tower that gives visitors a sweeping view over Rosalind Park and Bendigo:

Picture from Bendigo's Rosalind Park

The above picture is the view towards the east of downtown looking across the Rosalind Park. You can see the clock tower from the old Post Office building rising in the center of the picture. Here is the view looking towards the south:

Picture from Bendigo's Rosalind Park

In the distance over the various buildings you can see the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Finally here is the view looking down onto a footy field on top of the hill:

Picture from Bendigo's Rosalind Park

A walk up to the mine tower is a great way to get oriented as well as to get a different view of the city.  So definitely check it out as part of any visit to the wonderful city of Bendigo.

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