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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Exhibition Centre has a vast collection of sacred Buddhist relics on display that have been offered from many Buddhist traditions including Burmese, Chinese, Mongolian, Thai, Tibetan and Vietnamese.

The Great Stupa is being built near Bendigo and when complete will be 50 metres square at its base and nearly 50 metres high. This will make it the largest Stupa in the Western World. The architecture, engineering and construction of the Great Stupa are based on the requirement for the Great Stupa to last for 1,000 years.

The Great Stupa structure is now well over half completed and already a popular attraction for people of all traditions.

The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace is the largest Buddha carved from gemstone quality jade in the world. The Jade Buddha is over two and a half metres high and sits on an alabaster throne of one and a half metres high.

The Jade Buddha is on tour throughout major cities in the world before being set up at The Great Stupa in Bendigo. Currently nearly seven million people from the US, Canada, Vietnam, Australia, Europe, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Japan and India have attended Jade Buddha world tour.

Significance of The Great Stupa is that culturally, it is the largest Buddhist Stupa in the West and largest Jade Buddha in the world. Archaeologically it is based on Borobudur, Indonesia, a ninth Century UNESCO listed world heritage site and 15th Century, Gyantse Stupa, considered a 'chief wonder' of the Tibetan Buddhist world. And iconically it is a major domestic and international tourist attraction symbolising Australia's multicultural heritage.

25 Sandhurst Town Road
Myers Flat, VIC, 3556

Located 17.0K from Yarraberb

Eucalyptus Distillery Museum

Inglewood Eucalyptus Distillery site offers a tourist attraction set on the site of the historic Jones Eucalyptus Distillery. This is a unique interactive experience that highlights the importance of the eucalyptus industry to the district.

There is a tribute to Eucalyptus Polybractea, the "blue eucy", and an exploration of the history and archaeology of how eucalyptus was and is now distilled. The site highlights the ingenuity of the distillers, the hard work of the "eucy" cutters and of the social and economic impact of the industry.

Located on the northern side of Inglewood, the museum is some 50 kilometres west of Bendigo and two hours from the centre of Melbourne. The new Museum was opened in July 2011.

Eucalyptus Distillery Museum is open on the weekends, with toilets on site as well as a car park, a kiosk and a gift shop that sells eucalyptus oil.

The museum has an increasing collection of eucalyptus history, art works and working model distillery.

This is an ideal day trip, located in the historic gold township of Inglewood, which now features an increasing range of antiques and collectables.

Come and visit, the staff at Eucalyptus Distillery Museum would love to show you around.

20 Grant Street
Inglewood, VIC, 3517

Located 17.9K from Yarraberb

Greater Bendigo National Park

This park protects some of the highest quality Box-Ironbark forest in north-central Victoria, along with mallee and grassy woodlands.

This is an ideal spot for nature study, birdwatching, bushwalking, picnics, horse riding and camping. The best time to visit is between August and October when colourful wildflowers are abundant.

The 60 kilometre Bendigo Bushland Trail goes through part of the park, and the Great Dividing Trail begins here, linking Bendigo, Castlemaine and Ballarat.

Things to do
- Recreational fossicking is allowed in some areas. Fossickers must hold a current Miners Right.
- The park offers a range of opportunities for walking and mountain biking.
- Scenic driving, cycling and walking - Most roads in the park are unsealed and suitable for car touring and cycling.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Whipstick Rd
Eaglehawk, VIC, 3556

Located 20.2K from Yarraberb

Yarraberb: Events

Bendigo Talk: War from a Woman's Angle

In a War from a Woman's Angle, Jeannine Baker reveals the little-known stories of the trailblazing women journalists who have reported on war. Since Agnes Macready travelled to South Africa in 1900 to write about the Boer War for the Catholic Press, Australian women have fought for the right to cover conflict.

In 1914, Louise Mack defied the orders of Lord Kitchener to travel to Belgium, where she witnessed the fall of Antwerp. Katharine Susannah Prichard reported from close to the front at Wimeraux. These pioneers of war reporting carved a path for new generations of female foreign correspondents who have built upon their legacy.

This talk is part of the Shrine of Remembrance Regional Lecture Series and will be held at Bendigo RSL. Arrive 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Entry is by donation. Bookings are essential.

Event Dates
      25th Oct

73-75 Havilah Road,
Birdwood Avenue
Long Gully, VIC, 3550

Located 23.8K from Yarraberb

Bendigo Heritage After Dark

Bendigo Heritage After Dark is a casual affair that celebrates wine, food and architecture. Join in the festive atmosphere with wine and food sampling in the historic and alluring Fortuna Villa. Bendigo Heritage After Dark is sponsored by Bendigo Bank Insurance.

The clinking of wine glasses will be a common sound as you enjoy the heritage setting and an evening with friends tasting the great wines of the Bendigo region.

Whether it's a night out to end your working week or the start of your heritage uncorked weekend this event will be sure to have something for everyone.

Your ticket includes wine tastings, substantial canapes, musical entertainment and souvenir wine glass. Bendigo Heritage After Dark is sure to be a relaxed and fun event for everyone to enjoy.

Event Dates
      7th Oct

Chum Street
Golden Square, VIC, 3555

Located 24.6K from Yarraberb

Bendigo Heritage Uncorked and Heritage After Dark

Experience an event like nothing before. One weekend, two wine events, more than 70 wines, 16 wineries, nine grand buildings and regionally-inspired food.

Bendigo Heritage After Dark on seventh of October and Heritage Uncorked on eight of October are iconic events from the winemakers of the Bendigo region.

Bendigo Heritage After Dark is a casual affair with wine sampling, tasting plates and live music inside the 146 year old historic Fortuna Villa.

Bendigo Heritage Uncorked is an event with a relaxing pace, allowing you to stroll between eight grand gold rush buildings in central Bendigo discovering Bendigo region wines and inspired local food.

Event Dates
      7th Oct
      8th Oct

Chum Street
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Located 24.6K from Yarraberb

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