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Star Cinema


The Star Cinema has provided the greater Bendigo community with independent, arthouse films and quality popular releases since 1999. Comfy crimson couches and a licensed bar serving up local wines and snacks make us one of the many assets attracting people to live in cultural Bendigo.

Find us: Eaglehawk Town Hall, c’ner Sailors Gully & Peg Leg Rds
Eaglehawk, VIC

Bendigo Pottery

Welcome to Bendigo Pottery – Australia’s Oldest Working Pottery

For over 150 years Bendigo Pottery has been famous for creating high quality ceramics. A major tourist attraction, the pottery offers visitors a unique combination of great shopping, hands on clay experiences and the opportunity to step back in time.

Bendigo Pottery features include:

Extensive retail outlet
Demonstrations of hand throwing by potters
Hands on activities including making your own pot on a wheel and clay play
Interpretive Museum featuring a theatrette inside an historic wood fired kiln
Café for light meals and great coffee
Galleries with works by other local potters, artists and sculptors
Antique and Collectables Centre with over 30 stalls

Bendigo Pottery is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm every day (closed Christmas Day).

The retail area and museum are wheelchair accessible and there is a wheelchair available for use on the site.

Bendigo Wine

From rich, ripe reds to elegant whites, the wines from Bendigo’s gold-bearing soils are a wine lover’s treasure.

Many of our boutique wineries offer a welcoming cellar door experience and chances are you’ll even meet the winemaker who’ll be keen to chat about the latest vintage.

Bendigo Kart Club

The Bendigo Kart Club purchased their plot of land in 1966. The track surface was originally dirt with an oil finish. Today the race circuit, known as Marong Raceway is bitumen and the club hosts many successful race meetings on the Victorian race calendar. Racing began on the track in 1968 and the first Country Titles Open Meeting was held on the bitumen track in 1971. The track is located on the Calder Highway west of the township of Bendigo.

Birthday Parties

The Golden Hills Motel can provide the perfect venue to celebrate your next birthday. We have a disco-lit dance floor, DJ booth and a fully licensed bar. Plenty of space and seating!


If you have a baby and you need a cot, we can provide one for a small charge.

Extra Person

Add an extra person to your room.

Single Rooms

Our single rooms contain a Queen bed


The Golden Hills Motel Reception Room is ideal for your next business conference or information session. We are able to provide a Whiteboard, Overhead Projector, TV, VCR, Screens, and a Microphone. We can set up the room in whatever format you would like. We also offer catering for conferences.

Catering Prices

Morning or Afternoon tea*
Tea/Coffee and Biscuits $3.50 per person
Tea/Coffee and Scones $4.50 per person
Tea/Coffee and Cake $5.00 per person


Light lunches (all served with tea and coffee)*
Sandwich Platters $7.50 per person
Sandwiches and Cake $9.00 per person
Hot Savouries and Cake $10.00 per person
Sandwiches and Hot Savouries $11.00 per person
Sandwiches, Hot Savouries and Cake $15.00 per person
Set Menu Cold Lunch From $16.00 per person
Set Menu Hot Lunch From $18.00 per person

* We are also open to any suggestions you may have for menus, please let us know.
* Please note that prices may be subject to change at any time.

Conference Room Prices *
Our reception room has foldaway doors and can be broken up into a half or the whole room depending on the size of your conference.

Whole Room $200.00 per day
Half Room $130.00 per day

*½ day rates are also available, please ask.


The Golden Hills Motel Reception Centre is the ideal venue to hold your Wedding Reception, Wedding Ceremony or both. You may choose to have the ceremony in our beautiful gardens and delightful rotunda. Our gardens will also compliment your Wedding Photos, and charm your guests.

Following your Wedding Ceremony, you and your guests can retire to our reception centre for an enticing meal in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We offer a choice of three different set menus plans, or plan your own menu, and we will cater to your needs. If there is something special that you would like please let us know and we will do our best to obtain it. We are able to cater for any number of people between 50 and 120. We offer assistance in all areas of the planning of your special day. After the reception, the Bride and Groom can retire to a complementary room, complete with champagne. At the Golden Hills Motel Reception Centre we will do our utmost to ensure that your Wedding Day is one that you, your partner and your guests will fondly remember.

Prices start at $47.00 per person for meals. Drinks can be self-purchased or purchased through the traditional TAB method.