Quality Inn Colonial
483 High Street -- Calder Hwy
Bendigo, VI 3555
Phone: (61) 3 54470122
Fax: (61) 3 54479529
With a vision to provide society with students that achieve excellence in whatever they do, nationally as well as internationally and a faculty that offers the necessary tools and encouragement that the students require to attain their goals, La Trobe University is one of Bendigo's finest educational institutions. The campus is surrounded by foliage and is right beside the Bendigo National Park, which offers a relaxed environment for studying and other leisurely activities.
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is one of the largest stupas in the world and is home to the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace. The Buddha statue made of pure jade is a replica of the Buddha statue in the Mahabodhi Temple of Gaya. Weighing four tonnes, the 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall statue was blessed by the Dalai Lama. The stupa houses relics and statues of the Buddha. The large gardens surrounding the structure offer peace and respite to the tourists that flock here annually.
Situated in the lush greenery to the south of Bendigo, Sutton Grange Winery is known for its exceptional traditionally made wines. With its own vineyards, wines are prepared with expertise suiting the taste buds of one and all. The vintage collection of Syrah, Shiraz and Lapalus are in demand. It also houses a state of the art horse training ground. If you want to enjoy a a quiet Sunday afternoon with your family in the midst of nature, this is an ideal place.