Experience one of Victoria’s largest cultural attractions.

The Great Stupa is located just outside of Bendigo, and is the largest Stupa being built in the Western world. It will be 50 metres high and 50 metres square at its base and is being built to last 1000 years.


Our self-guided tours are the best way to explore the Great Stupa for visitors and groups of less than 10 people.

Begin in our Visitor Centre where you’ll view an introductory film about who we are and how we came to be in Bendigo. Explore the interfaith Peace Park with your Walking Tour Map. Inside the Great Stupa learn about Buddhist culture and future plans for the project from one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides; all while viewing beautiful relics and statues, including the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace.


Download our Walking Tour Map


Download our brochure

What you need to know:

  • Tour Duration: we recommend at 1.5 hours for your self-guided tour to explore the entire site
  • Food and beverages: sit and relax at StupaView Cafe offering lunch, desserts and barista coffee, teas and iced drinks
  • Pet friendly: we welcome all furry friends, as long as they are kept on a leash for the duration of their visit. Pets must dine outside if you’re planning lunch at StupaView Cafe
  • Accessibility: wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet and parking available (please ask on arrival or call ahead to access our buggy service, available on weekdays only)
  • Carparking: ample parking spaces are available for cars and caravans. Find driving directions HERE
  • Admission per person: self-guided tours are by donation
  • Fitness: all levels
  • Toilets: located inside the Visitor Centre only

What to bring:

To make your tour as comfortable as possible, we recommend bringing these items on your tour (weather dependent).

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A camera (pictures can be taken anywhere on site)
  • Water bottle
  • Hat / sunglasses / umbrella / rain coat / jacket