The next day we had planned to go up Mount Macedon to get a good view of Victoria however we couldn't even see Mount Macedon through all the cloud, so we decided not to bother. Instead we drove to just outside Bendigo and hoped it would be nicer tomorrow.
Saturday was a nicer day so we went for a look around Bendigo, the richest gold mining town in Victoria. The gold mining industry lasted over 100 years so it is a well established city. All the buildings are very grand, almost showing off the wealth of the city. There is not much to do in Bendigo other than look at the architecture. There is a nice park with an old mine poppet head look out, a lovely tulip garden and an ornate glass house.
We spent the next couple of days relaxing at a nice bush campsite in Greater Bendigo Park.
Monday morning we went for a walk to Old Tom's mine, through the Bendigo diggings and aluvial mines. There are no buildings or mining relics left in the area, but the landscape shows the history. Throughout the park there are shallow holes where the miners hoped to find their fortunes. reef mining also took place around Bendigo and the trenches are still visible through the forest.