Nature in Bathurst
Not far from Bathurst you will find some spectacular limestone cave systems, including the cavernous Abercrombie Caves and Jenolan Caves which you can explore safely on guided tours.
Bathurst sits on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, 207 km west of Sydney. This gracious and historical Country NSW town has grand heritage buildings, parklands and tree-lined streets. It's also home to Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit , where two major endurance feats take place each year: the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Bathurst 1000.
Things to do in the Bathurst area include seeing the amazing skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum and viewing the extensive collection at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. And, of course, motorsport fans should not miss the National Motor Racing Museum.
If you have a keen interest in the past, Bathurst offers plenty of historical attractions, including Abercrombie House, Chifley Home and Education Centre, Bathurst Court House, Bathurst District Historical Museum and Denison Bridge.
Take in the natural beauty of Chifley Dam. Featuring cabins, fishing and BBQ facilities, this is a great location for a family getaway. The majestic Abercrombie Caves and Jenolan Caves, some 70 km from Bathurst, also offer opportunities for a fascinating daytrip. Explore the natural formations that run through the mountain, from cathedral sized caverns to a vast network of passageways and chambers.
Schedule your holiday around some of the local events, such as the beautiful Inland Sea of Sound Festival. Choose from an abundance of accommodation and several welcoming restaurants to make your stay extra-special.
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Fly into Bathurst Airport
Bathurst Airport is located 7 km from Bathurst’s town centre. Make the short trip west to the city using the local coach operator or taxi services available at the terminal. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Regional Express operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Bathurst.
Machattie Park, Bathurst. Image Susan Wright
Children looking at exhibit at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum in Bathurst. Image Vince Lovecchio
Canola fields, Bathurst district. Image Jeffrey Drewitz