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. Enjoy High Tea with Harriet Teas, a Barista Veneziano Coffee or a glass of champagne, beer or wine.

Then join us for a roaming tour of the Villa and finish off with a wander around the lake.

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

Ticket prices:
Adult - $95
Pensioners - $85 please select concession ticket type.

March Friday 24th, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th
April Friday 14th
April Friday 21st
April Friday 28th, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th
May Sunday 14th - Mother's Day
May Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th
June Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th
July Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th
August Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th
September Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th
October Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th
November Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th
December Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th

Please note that, though the property is fully restored there is no disabled access. The tour will include stairs and uneven surfaces.

Please note that only vegetarian or gluten free dietary requirements can be accommodated.

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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. Please advise if vegetarian or gluten free dietary requirements is needed at time of booking. Strictly no other dietary requirements can be accommodated.