Fortuna Villa High Tea and Tours

Tickets Bendigo

Kept secure for many years for Defence purposes, the Villa will once again allow the public in to tour this magnificent home.

One of Australia’s wealthiest mining magnates, George Lansell made his wealth from the New Chum reef and built his mansion on the top of it.


Be welcomed by our harpist as you enter the beautiful Fortuna Villa. Traditional High Tea is served with a selection of delicious cakes, scones, sandwiches and savoury treats with High Tea with Harriet Teas or Barista Veneziano Coffee or a glass of something sparkling.

Then enjoy a roaming tour of the Villa and finish your experience with a glass of bubbles, beer or wine and savoury treats.

Duration approximately 2.5 hours. Please ensure you arrive on time to allow you to fully enjoy the experience.

2021 Dates;
February 27th & 28th - SOLD OUT, March 27th & 28th, April 24th & 25th, May 29th & 30th, June 19th & 20th June 26th & 27th, July 24th & 25th, August 8th, August 28th & 29th, September 25th & 26th, October 30th & 31st, November 27th & 28th, December 11th & 12th.

Ticket prices: Adult - $90 | Pensioners - $80 please select concession ticket type.

Please note that, though the property is nearly fully restored there is no disabled access. The tour will include stairs and uneven surfaces so please wear appropriate footwear.

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22-48 Chum Street, Bendigo Victoria 3550, Australia


From the Calder Highway (Melbourne) turn left into Oak Street (at Caltex Service Station). Follow the road around to the next traffic lights, go straight through and continue around the bend then travel 1km up the hill. Turn right into Chum Street, keep driving until you reach the roundabout, take the second exit, our entrance is the next driveway on the left. From the North (Midland Highway) travel through the centre of town past the Alexander Fountain and turn right into Don Street (Beechworth Bakery on the corner). At the next set of traffic lights turn left into Barnard Street. Barnard Street continues into Chum Street. We are located on the right side across from Bendigo Day Surgery.
Plenty of car parking available on site.

No refunds are available.

If you notify the Bendigo Visitor Centre of a cancellation more than 7 days prior to your tour date an alternative tour can be arranged subject to availability.