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.
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 National Motor Racing Museum.and the famous . You can drive around the circuit when it’s not being used for racing and next to the track is the
Another magnificent attraction is the Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton at 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.. The
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 and at the annual . The Wintery Winery Wander is a delicious event. For beer lovers, visit and , a short drive southeast of Bathurst.