Mount Panorama/Whaluu

Overview

Virtually synonymous with Bathurst, Mount Panorama/Wahluu is one of the iconic attractions of the region. Significant to the Wiradjuri peoples as ‘Wahluu', which means ‘to watch over', it was from…

Virtually synonymous with Bathurst, Mount Panorama/Wahluu is one of the iconic attractions of the region. Significant to the Wiradjuri peoples as ‘Wahluu', which means ‘to watch over', it was from here that the young Wiradjuri men would watch over their land and the movements of travellers to and from the valley.

In the 1930s Mayor Griffin and the Bathurst Council had a vision of a premier motor racing circuit. After initially being rejected for funding by the federal depression employment relief fund as a racetrack, funding was eventually secured under the same program for the development of a scenic drive. The first races were held in 1938 and have been held annually ever since.

Today the circuit remains a scenic drive accessible to the public throughout the year outside of planned race and community events. With the recent edition of the Mount Panorama Scenic Boardwalk and Lookout, visitors can step out and watch over Bathurst from a new perspective.

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