Meet the People of Provenance

Join us as we delve into the people that are making up our master plan estate, Provenance. Today, we’re chatting with Greg, who recently joined our community.

How did you discover Provenance Estate? 

Stumbled across it on real-estate.com


What drew you to Provenance? 

Advertisement on real-estate.com, great for thought, and to me should set standard/ future direction for all new estates.


When did you know you wanted to live here?

 After meeting with Katrina on-site, getting a grand tour and seeing the final vision for the estate and surrounding area.


What features do love about the Park Home?

  I love the contemporary, smart, compact nature of the home, location and the added bonus of park access at my front door…


 Is this a starter home, a forever home, or something in between?

 Forever home.


What features of the Provenance community are you most excited about  beyond your new home, of course. 

 I’m excited about the natural areas, train station and commercial precinct.


What is it that you love about Huntly?

The Huntly area is ever-evolving, with so many new and exciting infrastructure projects in the pipeline and or underway, that help support and grow the local family orientated Huntly community


School’s Out in Bendigo

No need to panic! Living in Bendigo means there’s always plenty to do in the school holidays. So we have put together a list of the best free, cheap and BIG things to do in Bendigo over these Summer school holidays that we know our Provenance residents will enjoy.



Because who doesn’t love a freebie? Check out these very fun and free things to do in Bendigo over the next few weeks


Kill time in Rosalind Park

With wide, open spaces, fabulous playground, lookouts, conservatory and a whopping 60 acres, burn some energy in this gorgeous park space.


Bike around Lake Weeroona

This funky mining-area-turned-lake has been a local favourite for quite some time now. Bring the bikes and take a ride around the lake (20 mins – perfect for the little kids who get tired easily) or just wander the grounds and let the kids play at the playground while you get a coffee. With barbecue facilities available at the lake, even opt to make this a day trip and make some lunch while you’re there.


Explore on Bendigo Creek Trail

This unique trail covers a grand 18 km, so be sure to pick a section that suits what you’re looking for. See unique locations like the Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Golden Dragon Museum, and opt to stop off at cafes and farms to sample some great local produce.


Play in the Bendigo Botanic Gardens and Camp Hill Playspace

Make sure you check out the aviary with parrots and exotic pheasants and the wetlands and billabong garden in the Botanic Gardens, and take advantage of the picnic facilities scattered throughout. Kids can also enjoy the Camp Hill Playspace. Located within the Botanical Gardens and part of the Camp Hill Primary School, the park features a huge climbing net, slides, ramps and a fireman’s pole.

Families note: This playspace is only open to the public outside school hours.



School holidays don’t have to break the bank, after all.


Bowl it out Bendigo Bowling Centre

Test out your skills these holidays with a game of tenpin bowling. Bendigo Bowling Centre has you covered with lanes of excitement and offers bumpers and ramps so that the little ones can still join in. Every so often, they throw in some disco bowling too! Be sure to check this out when booking.


Jump the day away at the trampoline park

For all the kids who really, truly love trampolines, this place is for them. Get bouncing at Jumpz these holidays. There is also an area for mini jumpers so you can rest easy knowing the little ones are safe. Kids are sure to burn off some energy at this place!

Walk like the locals do with the Bendigo walking tour
Stay active and learn tips about the local area on this fun guided walking tour. The two-hour tour wanders the streets, gardens and historic sites of this old gold mining town. Listen to the stories and enjoy all there is to learn. The walk itself covers less than 1km so it is suitable for all family members.


Stay cool at Bendigo Water World
Splash into a world of fun at Bendigo Water World. Located just outside Bendigo, it’s the perfect place for a big day out for the whole family. Slide down the winding slides, splash in toddler park or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings, with free barbeques available, be sure to bring lunch and make a day of it.

Get in the Zone at Zone Fun Park
With something for all kids, Zone Fun Park will definitely be on your list these school holidays. You can opt to strap on your skates and get in the rink or choose to verse the family in go-karting or laser tag. For those wanting something a little tamer, you can enjoy a round of mini-golf. Zone Fun Park is a venue for a full day out.



Stay wild at Ballarat Wildlife Park
For all your kiddies who love animals, be sure to take them to Ballarat Wildlife Park these holidays. Get up close and personal with native Australian animals, exotic animals and catch a presentation or two from the zookeepers. Grab a coffee from the café and let the kids enjoy the animals.

Get cluey at Breakout Bendigo
Can you and your family work together to solve the clues that will get you out of the escape room? Immerse yourself in the story that you are given and solve the puzzle to get out. This is the ultimate family bonding experience and a great place to avoid rainy weather.

Families note: This is suitable for older kids.


There are so many more things to do in Bendigo once you get out there and explore what’s on offer. You can opt to do exciting new things on offer so take advantage of the local restaurants, parks and natural wildlife. Either way, there’s no chance of our Provenance residents getting bored over the Christmas and New Year break!

Christmas tree

‘Tis the Season in Bendigo

Season’s greetings! The Holiday season is finally here and we couldn’t possibly be more excited. Bendigo is the perfect place to embrace the festivities and really let the Holiday spirit sink in. For many of our residents, this will be their first Christmas in their Provenance home and for some, it may be their first in Bendigo, so we want to make sure they know how we do the Holiday season here! With plenty to do in December across the town, Bendigo is your one-stop spot for all things Christmas cheer. Interested? We thought so …


Elf Academy

In the heart of the Central Deborah Gold Mine lies a training facility designed specifically for Santa’s future little helpers, letting them hone the skills that Santa has bestowed upon the previous generations of his elves. The entire surface of the famous mine will be transformed into a cheery and exciting wonderland where carols, reindeers and candy canes are some of the major attractions of the festivities. This one is perfect for the little ones and will certainly make their Christmas a more exciting and engaging one.

Location: Central Deborah Gold Mine, 76 Violet St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Date: 16 – 23 December 2021

Time: 9AM – 11AM, 11:30AM – 1:30PM, 2PM – 4PM, 4:30 – 6:30PM

Cost: $20 per person (includes adults & children aged 2+ years of age)

$80 per family of up to six people and infants (0-1 years) free of charge

$15 per Santa Photography Session

Phone: 03 5443 8322


Horsedrawn Christmas Tours w/ Santa

This one is again, for the little ones, and we think they will love it. Santa Claus is on call for countless 20-minute trips around the Bendigo CBD, which takes in the sights of Bendigo’s historic buildings and Christmas decorations. Tours depart every 30 minutes from Sidney Myer Place. The carriage is a twelve-seater and will be totally full of Christmas decorations, lights and a roof to protect you from the unpredictable rain. This is the perfect one to get the kids ready for the Christmas season festivities.

Location: Sidney Myer Place, Bendigo VIC 3550

Date: 20 – 23 December 2021

Time: 6PM – 9PM nightly

Cost: Adult $15 / Child $15

Email: tourism@bendigo.vic.gov.au

Phone: 03 5454 6060


Light up of the Christmas Tree

Join the Mayor and the city of Bendigo in lighting the Christmas Tree at 8:45PM. Come and see the unbelievably spectacular lights on the tree as Christmas begins in famous Bendigo. The stunning tree can be viewed every night on the road leading up to Christmas. Mark the countdown to Christmas Day in the best way possible!

Location: Piazza, Rosalind Park

Date: 3 – 25 December 2021

Time: 6:30PM – 9PM nightly

Cost: FREE

Phone: 03 5434 6000


Christmas Lunch Buffet at the All Seasons Hotel

The famous Christmas Lunch Buffet is back at the All Seasons! Let them take the hard work out of Christmas Lunch this year, while you enjoy your time with friends and family. For only $110 (and $40 for kids under 12), you can enjoy an assortment of entrees, roast vegetables & meats, salads, seafood and desserts. A word of warning – seats are limited this year, so be quick!

Location: All Seasons Hotel

Date: 25th December 2021

Time: 12pm

Cost: $110 for adults, $40 for kids under 12

Phone: (03) 5443 8166


What are you waiting for? Get booking and mark those calendars! Be sure to get to town to experience the Christmas season in a quaint spot like our very own here in Bendigo.

Meet the People of Provenance

Join us as we delve into the people that are making up our master plan estate, Provenance. Today, we’re chatting with Deepak, who recently joined our community.


How did you discover Provenance Estate?

My brother-in-law suggested this Estate.


What drew you to Provenance?

This Estate is exclusively for first home buyers so most of the buyers should be families. I would like to live in such environments.


When did you know you wanted to build and live here?

I am new in Bendigo just landed in last March. Was looking for a new house.


Who is your builder of choice and what kind of home are you building?

Sherridon homes. It’s a single storey 4-bed house.


Is this a starter home, a forever home, or something in between?

It’s my first home and would like to live there for a long time.


What features of the Provenance community are you most excited about – beyond your new home, of course. 

This Estate is located in a calm and quiet area in Bendigo and not much traffic. So such an environment is good for kids and family, most of the buyers are family.


What is it that you love about Huntly?

Huntly is a growing town and will be a big town like Bendigo soon and this will increase the value of my land in future which is a benefit for me.

Schooling and Child Care in Bendigo

When we think of raising a family in regional areas, the first thing that comes to mind is education for our children. Luckily, Bendigo and Huntly have plenty of options from childcare all the way up to University.


For your little ones just starting out, there’s a range of early learning/kindergarten offerings that are available for a great start to their education and routine. Take Shine Bright Huntly Kindergarten for example, which is only a 5-minute drive from Provenance Estate. Having groups for children aged 3-5, you can be sure that your child won’t be too far from home and is bound to make friends within the community too.


Other nearby options include Country Buddies in Epsom and Jenny’s Early Learning Centre, which are both committed to providing the highest quality childcare to enhance the social development of each child.


If your child is a little bit older and ready to attend primary school, you’re in luck! There’s an abundance of schools in the area that can be the perfect choice for your child’s primary education. Huntly Primary school is a 6-minute drive from Provenance Estate and has a current enrolment of 255 students. Epsom Primary is also nearby (11-minute drive away), and offers an extensive, engaging learning program for your children. White Hills Primary School is another great option only 13 minutes drive away from Provenance Estate and is committed to creating a stable and educative community for your child as they transition through their schooling.


If you’re after a Catholic primary education, Holy Rosary Catholic School is only a 12-minute drive away and holds the vision of an inclusive Catholic learning community called to service through their Mercy tradition. They nurture students to be engaged, passionate and successful learners who grow and feel connected in a contemporary world.


If you have children that are ready to embark on their secondary school education, Girton Grammar is a local co-educational, independent school. Founded in 1884, Girton Grammar is one of Australia’s oldest schools with a rich history of traditions that give the school its distinct character. One thing that makes this school a great choice is its commitment to creating emotionally intelligent young adults, along with a great educational program ranging from the arts, sports and literacy and numeracy.


Another great option close to home (about 20 mins from Provenance) is Victory Christian College. Catering for all age levels from Prep to Year Twelve, their diverse and rigorous curriculum challenges students and motivates them to achieve their best.


For those wanting a tertiary education without the move to major metro areas, try La Trobe University Bendigo Campus, a top-rated university that is ranked in the world’s top 250 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. It’s also ranked #2 in the world for health and wellbeing and rated ‘well above world standard’ nationally. Best of all, it’s only a 20-minute drive away from Provenance Estate!


Making the move to regional doesn’t always mean you’ll be strapped for schooling options for your children. These are just a few options that are close by and we know you will be sure to find a great option that is best for your child and your family values.


Want to know more about life at Provenance? Get in touch with our Estate Manager, Katrina, today!

Local Life at Provenance

Provenance Estate is conveniently located just 6-minutes away from local shopping hot spots with plenty of stores, cafes and restaurants to visit. Now is as important a time as ever to show some locals our love, so here’s our list of the best eateries and boutique shops for future Provenance residents to enjoy.



A must-do in Bendigo is a visit to Oliver Birch to pick up some pieces for your new Provenance home. Known for their passionate ability to turn homes into gorgeous spaces that reflect your unique personal style, they’ve curated a range of the finest homewares, accessories and furniture from around the globe.



After stocking up on your new homewares, your next stop should be to Living Gifts for a variety of plants for your Provenance home. Whether it’s a fiddle leaf fig or some Devil’s Ivy, you’re sure to find something to really bring your home to life – in the most literal way possible.



All this shopping is bound to have made you hungry. If you’re craving savoury or sweet, George’s Bakehouse is the way to go with their range of filled doughnuts, croissants and cupcakes or their traditional meat pies and sausage rolls.



If you’re after a dine-in cafe experience, then look no further than Percy and Percy. Beckoning in the café crowds with delicious coffee and modern breakfast fare in a trendy decked out hub, you can watch the world go by from the courtyard or settle inside amongst a cozy setting of wooden tables and low pan lighting. Combining Coffee Basics beans and Inglenook Milk, Percy and Percy’s coffee is reason alone to make a visit – but after a peek at the menu, you won’t be able to resist staying a little longer.



Being in Australia, you can be sure that wherever you are, there’s a pub close by. In this case, we’d like to introduce Provenance residents to their new local – the Huntly Hotel. This family-friendly Hotel is renowned for its beer garden, classic pub eats (with modern twists), and you can be sure that you’ll get that family feel that comes with a local pub, with the kids getting a playground too (bonus!)



If you’re not already shopped out, a visit to Gathered will definitely do you well. This boutique store is a local favourite – whatever you’re after, from small gifts to those last finishing touches of your home, you can be sure to find at this trendy little store. But be warned, you might be walking out with more than you intend to!



Before you know it, it’s dinner time. Where should you go, you ask? Well, Ms. Batterhams, of course! ‘The new girl with a past’, as the owners call it, is set in the basement of the old school hall at Mackenzie Quarters, which has been converted into a sophisticated lounge bar. It’s our tip for boutique and classic cocktails, and a menu that’ll leave you full, but definitely wanting to come back for more.



In a meat mood? We get it! Meet our local favourite for steaks, The Woodhouse. Since 2012, they’ve been known for their woodfired experience, cooking with redgum on their chargrill and local applewood in their charcoal oven. They specialise in premium beef, grass-fed and in-house dry-aged meat selection, for all of our hungrier locals. You’ll know you’re close when you smell the delicious smokiness of the red gum char-grill from the minute you step through their doors.


And there you have it, these are our best picks and our local Bendigo loves who we know our residents will pinching themselves over being so close to. When you visit, be sure to let them know we sent you.

Meet the People of Provenance

Join us as we delve into the people that are making up our master planned estate, Provenance. Today, we’re chatting with Aaliah and Michael, who recently joined our community.


How did you discover Provenance Estate? 

Metricon rep Juanna Masters recommended we have a look at Provenance Estate


What drew you to Provenance? 

That it was still relatively close to Bendigo yet far enough away from the busy streets


When did you know you wanted to build and live here?

When we saw how affordable the land was


Who is your builder of choice and what kind of home are you building?

Metricon – Lawson 22mk2 – 4brm 2 bath


What features do you love about your build of choice? 

It is big enough for our family


Is this a starter home, a forever home, or something in between?

Somewhere in between for a lengthy time


What features of the Provenance community are you most excited about  beyond your new home, of course. 

The parks and the long walkways that will be there. I’m hoping they build a dog park. And really keen to know about the shops. I also think it’s fantastic regarding Huntly train station being so close by.


What is it that you love about Huntly?

The bakery! And the potential to grow as a community.


A big thanks to Aaliah and Michael for sharing their wonderful story. If you’d like to join the Provenance community, contact Estate Manager, Katrina, on 0418 584 107 today or explore our Land OnlyHouse & Land or Park Homes options.

The Benefits of Building Your First Home

Are you tossing up between buying your first home or building your first home? Well, read on as we outline some of the amazing benefits to building your very first home!


Firstly, the price difference can be a game-changer. The established home market in Bendigo is booming which makes for a great opportunity to build.


When you build your home, you can budget accordingly and make sure you’re only paying for what you’ll actually make use of in your home. Also, if you are a first home buyer, your new home may come with many government incentives to assist you with this process.


Another benefit is the ability to customise your home and tailor it to your exact needs, wants and location. Plan for the future! If you’ll be doing more working from home, consider adding a dual office space, or if more kids are on the cards, add a rumpus room to your design. Building in Provenance means you will be walking distance from our community parks, the Huntly train station and only a few minutes drive from local stores, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.


You don’t have to compete with others to secure your dream home when you build it. There’s nothing worse than falling in love with a house only to find out five other families have too! Once you have secured your land, you can build your brand-new home for you and your family.


We have plenty of land options available at Provenance for you to build your dream home, so get in touch today and build your new life at Provenance. Call our Estate Manager, Katrina, on 0418 584 107 for a confidential discussion.


Regional’s The Way

Regional property markets around the country are booming, and it’s not hard to imagine why, with better value for money, less peak hour traffic and fresh country air at your fingertips.


Couple that with the recent events of COVID-19 and working from home becoming the new norm (67% of Aussies have been working from home since March 2020*), more and more people are opting for a ‘tree-scape’ and leaving metro areas for regional locations.


Choosing to make the move to these areas can also ensure a more attainable home for your budget, while potentially being closer to key infrastructures like work, schools and hospitals.


Bendigo in particular has seen a huge increase in the number of Melbournites making the leap from city to country, and Provenance is no exception. The close proximity our master-planned estate has to local schools and universities, shopping precincts, parklands and bushwalking tracks makes it the ideal next step for someone looking to escape city life.


Thinking of a change in scenery? We have a range of stunning house and land packages on offer that can help make your relocation dreams a reality. Contact our Estate Manager, Katrina, on 0418 584 107 to build your new life at Provenance today.


*Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

Meet the People of Provenance

Join us as we delve into the people that are making up our master plan estate, Provenance. Today, we’re chatting with Trisha, who joined our community late last year.


How did you discover Provenance Estate?

After looking around and finally deciding to build my own home I had two lovely ladies helping me fulfil my dream; Tamara from Simonds Homes and Katrina from Provenance. They both worked with me to find the right home and land that suited my needs and budget!


What drew you to Provenance?

When I first went out to inspect the block of land it had a really good feel about it, the surroundings felt so peaceful and quiet. I really liked the location and I also loved that it is not far from the centre of Bendigo and that there is also a bus service within easy walking distance.


When did you know you wanted to build and live here?

When I did some background research on the new Provenance Estate, I was thrilled about the master plan, the new Huntly train station, parks where I can take my grandchildren to play, walking tracks and bike tracks – it’s shaping up to be a nice family community!


Who is your builder of choice and what kind of home are you building? 

I am building an express home through Simonds Homes – it’s just the right size home to suit my needs.


What features do you love about your build of choice? 

I am excited to move into my new home and to have a brand new backyard, perfect for entertaining family and friends with tasty summer BBQs. The butler’s pantry and alfresco area, are both things that I have always wanted and now my dream is finally happening!


 Is this a starter home, a forever home, or something in between?

I would really like this to be my forever home, but I will just have to take it day by day as it all depends on how big my family expands.


What features of the Provenance community are you most excited about – beyond your new home, of course. 

The contemporary lifestyle coupled with a family-friendly environment with walking tracks and parks is something I’m really looking forward to. To have a place where my family can come together in a friendly and safe environment while being so close to town yet still feel like you’re in a county setting is magic!


What is it that you love about Huntly?

I find Huntly very relaxing and I am absolutely in love with the Huntly bakery “that can be very dangerous for the waistline” and I also love that the population is growing and amenities are close by, including the supermarket, chemist, post office, local pub, bakery and it’s only a 5 min drive to the Epsom shopping centre.


A big thanks to Trisha for sharing her wonderful story. If you’d like to join the Provenance community, contact Estate Manager, Katrina, on 0418 584 107 today or explore our Land Only, House & Land or Park Homes options.