On the banks of the beautiful Macquarie River, Bathurst is an inviting town of pretty tree-lined streets, gorgeous parks and wonderful heritage buildings. The home of Australian motor racing, Bathurst is also the site of one of the great motor racing circuits in the world, Mount Panorama.

Bathurst was transformed by the Australian gold rush, which began in the Bathurst region in the early 1850s. Today, this vibrant regional city is brimming with fascinating things to do and an exciting events calendar. The Inland Sea of Sound is a popular music festival.

Abercrombie House - Bathurst

Getting to Bathurst, northwest of Sydney, is easy, whether by car, train or plane, and you’ll find plenty of places to stay. Explore the rich architecture, including Bathurst Court House and Abercrombie House, a grand mansion offering tours and occasional high tea, jazz evenings and classical music performances.

Motor racing is a big drawcard. Mount Panorama features several international endurance events, including the Bathurst 12 Hour and the famous Bathurst 1000. You can drive around the circuit when it’s not being used for racing and next to the track is the National Motor Racing Museum.

Supercars Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

Another magnificent attraction is the Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery has a wonderful collection of Australian paintings, including of the striking landscape around Hill End, the historic goldmining town northwest of Bathurst.

You’ll be delighted too with the food and wine experiences, from wine tastings to quality restaurants and cafes. Taste cool-climate wines at cellar doors such as Vale Creek Wines and at the annual National Cool Climate Wine Show. The Wintery Winery Wander is a delicious event. For beer lovers, visit Two Heads Brewing and Fish River Valley Brewing, a short drive southeast of Bathurst.

Bathurst Airport

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.


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  1. Alabar Gold Crown Carnival

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018 , Bathurst

    The Alabar Gold Crown Carnival runs for 10 days and is a mix of harness racing action (six race meetings) and social events. The social events include the Honouree Dinner, Golf Day, Gold Crown Ball and the yearling sale. Also the Miss Gold …

    23 Mar - 31 Mar
  2. Bathurst Farmer’s Market

    Saturday 24 March 2018 to Saturday 27 April 2019 , Bathurst

    A Lions Club of Bathurst Project. Wander through the pavilions and sample or buy fresh regional produce. The market’s aim is to encourage stalls with goods that are grown and / or produced within the Bathurst and Central West Regions. Loca…

    24 Mar - 27 Apr
  3. Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour

    Friday 30 March 2018 to Sunday 01 April 2018 , Bathurst

    The inaugural Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst Six Hour was held in 2016 and attracted 50 entrants, with this number increasing to 64 in 2017 - a record grid at Mount Panorama. The 2018 edition of the production car race is expected to attract similar …

    30 Mar - 01 Apr
  4. Autumn Colours Program

    Monday 02 April 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018 , Bathurst

    Autumn is traditionally the time when the Bathurst region focuses upon its rich and fascinating past, with many of the region’s historic sights brought to life through a series of tours and activities. These provide a rare opportunity to go…

    02 Apr - 13 May
  5. Newton's Downhill Skateboarding

    Friday 06 April 2018 to Sunday 08 April 2018 , Bathurst

    Bathurst Council, and ASRA are bringing you a gravity fuelled extravaganza. Mt Panorama in Bathurst will host the first IDF World Cup in 2018. The fastest skateboarders and luge riders from around the world will race from Castrol Tower a…

    06 Apr - 08 Apr
  6. Soar, Ride and Shine

    Saturday 07 April 2018 to Sunday 08 April 2018 , Bathurst

    Soar, Ride and Shine is a combined air show incorporating a large display of historical cars and motor bikes. The event has been designed as a family fun day with a retro 1940’s – 50’s theme. There will be many stallholders selling food a…

    07 Apr - 08 Apr