Kids Zone

Confectionery Capers

confect capers1Address: 1028 McIvor Hwy, Junortoun
Phone:   (03) 5449 3111
Opening Hours:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Children: (5 to 16)
Family:(2 adults and up to 5 children)
Under 5
Adult Concession:  
Community Groups:

$8 per head
$5 per head
$6 per head
$4 per head
$5 per head

Bendigo Water World

waterworldAddress:  Watson St, Bendigo
Phone:   (03) 5448 4140
Opening Hours:  Sat & Sun 10.30am - 5.30pm


Waterslide Prices
Non – Slider   $3.00
Unlimited Rides – 1 Entry & Unlimited Slides for the Entry $21.00
10 Ride Pass $13.00
5 Ride Pass   $8.00
Family Day Pass (2 Non-Sliders & 4 Unlimited Sliders) $70.00
Season Passes
10 Entry Season Pass   $150.00
5 Entry Season Pass     $75.00
*Children under 5 sliding on an adults lap do not require a slide pass

Group Discounts

Group Discounts – Per Person Day Entry (Unlimited Rides)
  • 10 – 20 Sliders                                               $16.00
  • 21 – 30 Sliders                                               $15.00


Bendigo Water World is only 7 minutes from central Bendigo, set in the midst of a natural Ironbark Forest with a tropical touch. There are free BBQs to use, ample tables and chairs, kiosk and parking for both cars and coaches.
  • Big Bendi Waterslide
  • Toddler’s Pool
  • With free BBQs, ample tables and seating available
  • Private function area available for larger groups
  • Set in an Ironbark Forest with a tropical touch
  • Kiosk
  • Ample parking for both cars and coaches
  • 7 minutes from centre of Bendigo
  • Toilets and change rooms

The Zone

goldmineAddress:  1 Gildea Ln, East Bendigo
Phone:   1300 843 966

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 3:30pm - 8pm
Friday 12pm - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 8pm

(Open Monday - Friday from 9am for school and other group bookings)

Public Holidays

10am - 4pm (Australia Day, Labour Day, Queen's Birthday, Bendigo Cup, New Years Day)

Good Friday 12pm - 10pm

Easter Saturday 10am - 10pm

Easter Sunday 10am - 8pm

Easter Monday 10am - 4pm

Anzac Day 10am - 10pm

Closed Christmas Day

Boxing Day 2014 10am till 10pm

Public Holiday Opening times may vary depending on the day it falls.

School Holidays
Open everyday of Victorian School Holidays from 10am - 8pm


3hr Unlimited $30PP $33PP
All Day Unlimited $40PP $44PP
- Unlimited Laser Tag, Skating and Mini Golf - 2 x Kiddie Kart rides for children under 9 yrs
3hr Unlimited $20PP $22PP
All Day Unlimited $30PP $33PP
- Unlimited Play Centre, Mini Golf and Outdoor Maze - 2 x Kiddie Kart rides * Available to children aged 3yrs - 9 yrs
Add a Go-Kart Ride $15PP N/A*
Add 30min of Archery Tag $10PP N/A*
Add 1hr of Junior Paintball $30PP N/A*
Add 1hr of Senior Paintball $60PP N/A*
  Individual Activities MEMBER NON-MEMBER  
1 x Mission $10PP $11PP
2 x Missions $17PP $19PP
3 x Missions $23PP $25.50PP
Super Session - 2hrs x Multiple Games - Wednesday 6pm - 8pm $20PP $22PP
1 x Skating Session $10PP $11PP
Skate Hire $3PP $3.50PP
30 Minute Session $15PP $16.50PP
60 Minute Session $20PP $22PP
- Ages 10+ - All participants must wear enclosed footwear
1 x Round $10PP $11PP
Family Round - 2 x Adults - 3 x Children $40PP $44PP
Kiddie Karts* (5 minute Race) $8PP $9PP
Play Centre* $6PP $6.50PP
Outdoor Maze $6PP $6.50PP
* Available to children aged 3yrs - 9 yrs
1 x Race (10min race) $22PP N/A*
2 x Races (10min races) $39PP N/A*
3 x Races (10min races $54PP N/A*
- Junior Kart ages 8yrs - 14 years and a minimum of 130cm tall - Super Karts ages 14yrs + and a minimum of 160cm - All participants must have signed indemnity forms and enclosed footwear - Drivers under 18 must have their form signed by a parent or guardian * Free membership required to participate in Go Karts
100 Paintballs $49PP N/A*
60 Minute Unlimited Paintballs $75PP N/A*
120 Minute Unlimited Paintballs $125PP N/A*
- Bookings are essential - All participants must have signed indemnity forms and enclosed footwear - Photo ID is required on the day with zero alcohol reading. * Free membership required to participate in Senior Paintball
60 Minute Session $45PP N/A*
120 Minute Session $70PP N/A*
- Includes equipment hire and unlimited paintballs - All participants must have signed indemnity forms and enclosed footwear - Sessions run on the hour from 11am weekends and school holidays. Bookings can be made outside of these hours * Free membership required to participate in Senior Paintball
1x Race + Another Activity** $30PP N/A*
2x Races + Another Activity** $45PP N/A*
3x Races + Another Activity** $60PP N/A*
** Choose from Laser Tag, Skating or Mini Golf - Junior Kart ages 8yrs - 14 years and a minimum of 130cm tall - Super Karts ages 14yrs + and a minimum of 160cm - All participants must have signed indemnity forms and enclosed footwear - Drivers under 18 must have their form signed by a parent or guardian * Free membership required to participate in Go Karts

Special Deals


Make a Splash in 2015 with Bendigo Water World’s Heatwave sessions  – Plenty of shade and perfect for that evening BBQ with family


Session 1     –    8.30am  –   11.30am

Closed          –  11.30am  –     5.30pm

Session 2     –    5.30pm  –     8.00pm

Unlimited slide pass for one session $10.00 per person

Family Pass $45.00 (4 Sliders, 2 Non Sliders)

Normal non slider fee applies $3.00

COMPETITION TIME! bwwcomp WIN SEASON PASSES! Simply share with us a photo cooling off at Bendigo Water World and you will be the draw to win one of 3 great prizes! 1st Prize – 10 Entry Season Pass Valued at $150.00 2nd & 3rd Prize – 5 Entry Season Pass

*Competition opens 5th January and closes Friday 16th January. Winners will be announced Saturday 17th January. Judges decision is final. One entry per person. Prizes must be used 2014/2015 Summer Season. Not redeemable for cash. Images submitted may be used for future promotions.


Season Passes
10 Entry Season Pass   $150.00
5 Entry Season Pass     $75.00

Mulligrubs Play Centre

mulligrubsAddress:  17 Victa Rd, East Bendigo
Phone:   (03) 5448 5107
Opening Hours:  9:30am and 4:30pm


9:30 - 4:30
7 days a week


0 – 5Mths Free
6 – 11Mths $4*
1 – 3Yrs $9.90
4 – 12Yrs $14.90

30% After School Discount from 3:00pm weekdays during school term *Free if accompanying full price sibling


Mulligrubs Play centre brings new and innovative play equipment to Bendigo that is sure to delight & entertain all toddlers to 12 year olds!

Crawlers & Toddlers have their own custom made soft play area that contains numerous activities to keep even the littlest occupied.

For those that aren’t quite ready to venture on to the main structure yet, we also have a smaller play structure, YuKids, that’s actually an Australian first!

Children of all ages have a plethora of other activities and equipment to choose from: our EyePlay interactive game room, Custom Climbing Wall & our instrument wall.

Lastly, our centre houses a massive 3 level play structure which has a 2 lane speed slide, 4 lane race slide, and houses a huge ball cannon arena!

What We Offer

Free WI-FI

Open 7 days a Week

Family owned and operated business

Clean and safe environment

Baby change Room

TV monitor in café scanning all play areas

Separate mothers feeding room with comfortable lounge and TV

Fully air conditioned and heated

Ample car parking with extra wide spaces

4 large party rooms (2 extra large)

0 – 3 Mulligrub’s Garden, designated toddler area


Mulligrub’s Play Centre Bendigo are now doing Friday & Saturday Night Bistro meals!! – BOOK NOW!!


Ever wanted to take the kids out for tea, but they get bored too easily and won’t sit still?

Miss out on catching up with friends over dinner because you can’t find anywhere to entertain your kids?

Never fear, the answer to all your problems has finally arrived.

From 5:30pm on a Friday & Saturday night, we will be throwing our doors back open and serving Bistro meals!

With a whole new Dinner menu, we are sure to have something to keep everyone happy!

Entry costs for children ages 1 – 12 is $15, this includes their meal & a just juice drink.

The Kitchen will be serving from 5:30 – 8pm on these nights.

We are running this on a trial basis, so make sure you show your support & book a table so we can make this permanent!

Call 5448 5107 now to reserve a table – BOOKINGS PREFERRED


At Mulligrubs Play Centre, we have a full Café facilities & full menu to keep everyone well fed!

Choose from a fantastic selection of homemade pies, pasties & sausage rolls, as well as wraps & foccacias all made on site by our fully qualified chef.

Mulligrubs Childrens Play Centre Cafe Bendigo
Or if you are feeling like a little more, why not try one of our Chefs signature BLT’s or Works Burgers! Already had lunch? Why not have our barista make you a cup of our Fair Trade Organic Veneziano Coffee to go along with a cake or slice? We have a full breakfast menu available every day until 2pm. We also have select Gluten Free options available. Mulligrubs is a Nut Free Zone and no food is permitted to be bought on to the premises.
Sausage Roll
Coffee and Cake

Parks & Play Grounds

Lake WeeroonaLake Weeroona

Lake Weeroona is the jewel in Bendigo’s crown. This beautiful ornamental lake and reserve, set on 18 hectares, was transformed from a dusty mining area in the 1870s. Take a walk around the picturesque lake and enjoy a coffee at the Boardwalk Café or the coffee cart. The kids will love the amazing playground and the wide open space to burn off some energy. To make the visit even more exciting, catch a vintage tram from the city centre to the lake. Things to Do at Lake Weeroona:
  • Walk, jog or cycle around the lake – a 20 minute leisurely walk (approx)
  • Playground
  • Catch a tram to the lake
  • Boardwalk Café
  • Coffee cart (some days)
  • Catch a tram from the CBD
  • 10 minute walk from the CBD
Lake Weeroona Facilities:
  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • BBQs
  • Undercover areas
  • Carparking
  • Coffee cart (some days)
  • Boardwalk Café
  • Accommodation and other eateries close by

Rosalind Park

Cnr View Street & Pall Mall

Rosalind Park open: all hours Childrens Play Space open: non-school hours. Fernery and Conservatory open: every day 8am to sunset

Rosalind Park

The Beginning

Prior to 1851 the area we now call Rosalind Park was a grassy woodland with large River Red Gums lining the creek that was a chain of deep, permanent fresh water pools. The creek would have been an important source of food and water for the Dja Dja Wrung people who lived in the area. The 1851 gold rush transformed this little valley into crazy jumble of shallow shafts, mullock heaps and puddling mills. The story of Rosalind Park is about the transformation of a goldfield into an important public park.

Childrens Play SpaceRosalind Park playground

The play space includes small slides, climbing decks, fireman's pole and bridges, a sandpit, drinking fountain and paved seating areas. A large climbing net has also been installed to cater for older children. The play space is accessible to wheelchairs in most areas. The play space is used exclusively by Camp Hill students during school hours and is available to the public at other times.



At the northern end of Rosalind Park is the granite gateway leading into the Fernery. In 1879 GS Mackay who was a leading authority on ferns proposed the establishment of a fernery in an area known as the Willows, which was once a bend in the Bendigo Creek. The billabong was levelled and transformed into an open air fernery where mature trees now provide a canopy of shade for the more tender ferns. The area has a luxuriant character with its water features, bridges, rockeries, gravel paths, and a fern and palm collection. The River Red Gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) growing in the fernery are remnants of the original vegetation of the Bendigo Creek and are of historical significance. There is also a good selection of Victorian (state) ferns on display for example Blechnum patersonii (Strap Water Fern), Doodia media (Common Rasp Fern), Asplenium bulbiferum (Mother Spleenwort), and Pellaea falcata (Sickle Fern). As well as numerous tree ferns Dicksonia antartica (Soft Tree Fern), Cyathea cooperii (Lacy Tree Fern), Cyathea cunninghamii (Slender Tree Fern),Cyathea australis (Rough Tree Fern) and many more.


The conservatory gardens were laid out in 1886 on land previously used as a rubbish tip. The Washington Fan Palms (Washingtonia filifera) were planted in the late 1800's. The beds under the palms are now used to display the city's spring tulip display which can contian up to 50,000 tulip bulbs. The garden has retained its 19th century statuary, garden baskets and conservatory building. The ornate conservatory building was erected in 1897 and is the last such building in existence in a public park in Victoria. Through out the year different floral and foliage displays are exhibited to the public.

Bendigo CreekRosalind Park Bgo creek

The iron bridges over the creek link the historically significant Rosalind Park to the surrounding 19th century streetscape. They were built in 1882 to replace earlier narrower structures. A Royal Commission recommended the construction of a timber box drain along the realigned creek in 1857, completed in the early 1860's. Later, to improve channel drainage, the creek was widened, lined with flagstones and walled with sandstone capped with granite. This is a significant example of late 19th century urban infrastructure development and stone masonry.

Lookout Tower

The present poppet head lookout tower was erected in 1931. It was shifted from the Garden Gully United mine. During the gold rush a flag was flown from the top of Camp Hill to signal the arrival of mail. Because of the absence of trees which were cut down for the mines, the flag could be seen from all parts of Bendigo. It is well worth the climb to the top of the tower as the views over Bendigo are spectacular.

Bendigo Heritage Mosaic

Designed by Maery Gabriel, the mosaic was completed in 1987 by hundreds of volunteers from the Bendigo community. The mosaic depicts aspects of Bendigo's mining history. It is designed to be viewed from above, on the first level of the lookout tower where there is more information displayed.

Barracks Lane

Rosalind Park barracks lane

Barracks Lane is right in the heart of the old Camp Reserve and was the earliest administrative centre of the Bendigo goldfield. A short distance up this lane are the old police barracks, built in 1859 using local sandstone. Back then the barracks would have been conveniently close to the old Supreme Court building which can be seen from the western side of the fernery.
Looking back into the Park there is a good view of the avenues of trees that were planted in the latter half of the 19th century. While the numerous elms (Ulmus x hollandica) and oaks (Quercus canariensis x Quercus robur) are the most numerous tree species, the park does have other interesting tree species to look out for: African Yellowwood (Afrocarpus falcata), an avenue of ten mature Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis), Australian Teak (Flindersia australis), Bunya-Bunya Pine (Araucaria bidwillii) and Queensland Kauri (Agathis robusta).

CascadesRosalind Park cascades

Water features were very popular in the 19th century. They provided a cool green contrast to what would have been a very dusty streetscape outside the park. The cascades constructed in 1880 were designed by architect William Vahland, best known as the architect of many of the significant buildings in Bendigo. The original cascades featured statues, fountains and a grotto that displayed many varieties of ferns. Unfortunately, its complicated design was seriously flawed and fell into disrepair sometime in the early 20th century. It was partly reconstructed in 1997.

View Street gates

The granite gates and iron fencing leading into the park from View Street date from 1878. The many historically significant buildings on the north side of View Street were excised from the original government land over time. Viewing Rosalind Park from this gateway gives a splendid view of the impressive Dutch elm avenues and the original general layout of the park. Beyond the bust of Ernest Mueller further into this section of the park the following trees can be seen: Bunya-Bunya Pine (Araucaria bidwillii), Hoop Pine (Araucaria cunninghamii), and a South African Yellow-Wood (Afrocarpus falcata). All are listed on the National Trust Register of Significant Trees.

Rosalind Park queen vic gardensQueen Victoria Gardens

The Alexandra Fountain is opposite the gates and iron fence of the Queen Victoria Gardens. Of significant interest in these gardens are the Queen Victoria statue dating from 1903, the Sir John Quick bust dating from 1934, the Queensland Lilly Pilly (Waterhousea floribunda) and the floral bedding.

Lansell Gardens

Most miners left the goldfields empty handed and there are a few memorials to them. The man who is remembered here, George Lansell, stayed and made his fortune. The large palm tree that keeps George company in this garden is a very unusual tree. It is a Chilean Wine Palm (Jubaea Chilensis). Slow growing and difficult to propagate it is now very rare in Chile, its place of origin. The palm's sap was once used to make 'wine' hence its common name. The Chilean Wine palm is reported to be sensitive to frost and drought and therefore not really suited to our climate, however every autumn this palm produces masses of yellow plum sized fruit.

Rosalind Park Sister Cities

Sister Cities Gardens

A link with Bendigo's sister cities has been created by dedicating garden beds with representative plantings and styles of the areas. Bendigo has three sister city relationships - Los Altos (US), Tian Shui (China) and Penzance (UK). Los Altos located in California, has been represented by a selection of Californian plants. Bendigo's Cornish sister city, Penzance has a clipped serpentine box hedge which will form into a knot garden. The Chinese sister city Tian Shui has a camellia walk.


Rosalind Park was added to the Victorian Heritage Register in 2000 as being of historic, archaeological, aesthetic, scientific (botanical) and architectural significance to the State of Victoria.