Driving to Bendigo by road is easy as it is situated at the junction of the Calder Highway, McIvor Highway, Midland Highway and Loddon Valley Highway, making it very accessible.
For visitors travelling from Melbourne, Bendigo is a comfortable 90 minutes drive along recently completed four lane divided Calder Freeway (A79).
If driving from Melbourne's Tullamarine airport, follow the Sunbury signage on to the Calder Freeway to Bendigo.
From Sydney take the Hume Highway (31).
There is plenty of parking onsite.
V/Line, Australia's largest regional public transport operator.
Book a bus ticket online at www.vline.com.au.
Regular train services operate to Bendigo - for timetables and ticketing visit www.vline.com.au.
The Sheep Show Shuttle Bus meets trains arriving at Bendigo Train Station and stops at Bendigo Woollen Mills on the way to the Sheep Show delivering show attendees to Gate 1 - The Woolcraft Gate'. Return trips to the station (via the Bendigo Woolen Mills) are coordinated with train departures.
A $2 gold coin donation paid to the driver is appreciated.
PICK UP FROM BENDIGO STATION VIA BENDIGO WOOLEN MILL
Friday: 9.25am, 10.05am, 11.25am, 12.15pm, 13.25pm.
Saturday: 9.20am, 10.15am, 11.00am, 12.20pm.
Sunday: 10.15am, 11.00am.
PICK UP FROM SHEEP AND WOOL SHOW (NEAR GATE 1) TO BENDIGO STATION
Friday: 2.00pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm, 4.10pm, 4.55pm.
Saturday: 13.50pm, 15.00pm, 15.50pm, 16.50pm.
Sunday: 12.50pm, 13.50pm, 14.50pm, 15.50pm.
*passengers may get off and catch the next bus as all buses go to the sheep show via the woolen mills.
For accommodation options:
Visit: Bendigo accommodation
The Sheep Show is an international event. Accommodation is hot property during show time, book early to avoid disappointment.
For details of things to do during your stay visit www.bendigotourism.com.
42-72 Holmes Rd, North Bendigo VIC
Tour groups of 20 or more - $15.00 per head (Not available online. Group ticketing can be purchased via email to [email protected] or on arrival at the entry gate.)