Set in a wonderful natural environment with warm summers, clear, crisp winters, occasional snowfalls and beautiful spring and autumn colours, Bathurst is one of the region’s most beautiful cities, offering a diversity of attractions, activities and facilities. Historic sites and architecture, cultural facilities, the famous Mount Panorama motor racing circuit and the growing wine industry, all contribute to making the city an appealing destination. Whether you’re in Bathurst for a day or a week you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained. Information and images below are courtesy of Bathurst Visitor Information Centre – For more information please visit their website or phone (02) 6332 1444.
In 1938 the Mount Panorama motor racing circuit held its first race and the rest is history. Now the world renowned circuit is Australia’s home of motor sport and this public road is a Mecca for fans who come to the city just to experience the track – sticking to the speed limit of course.
Abercrombie House, a heritage treasure of the region and private home of the Morgan family, is open on many days during the year for guided tours and self-guided tours. The heritage experience includes the 50 room Scottish-baronial mansion of the 1870’s; exhibitions, displays, collections, grounds and gardens, outbuildings and property walks around 18 hectares.
The museum is overflowing with historical artefacts, you can see the tree trunk carved by Surveyor Evans to mark his reaching the Lachlan River and investigate the world of Aboriginal artefacts, convict and colonial era, gold mining history, a famous Prime Minister, items from the Sudan and later wars, local businesses and professions and the life of our early pioneers.
Chifley Home is a house museum which served as the only marital home of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife, Elizabeth. The home contains original household furnishings and personal belongings of the Chifleys. On display are also ceremonial gifts presented to Ben Chifley in his roles as Commonwealth Treasurer and Prime Minister.
Billions of years in the making, this world class museum allows you to explore the natural history of our planet. In our unique fossil and mineral galleries you can travel through time, experiencing the wonder of ancient specimens that have been uncovered from deep within the earth! Situated in the heart of Bathurst, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection.
Mayfield Garden nestled between Bathurst & Oberon began to take shape in the mid-1990’s and today is one of the world’s largest privately owned cool climate gardens. Owned by the Hawkins family, the garden extends across more than 160 acres (64H) and sits within a 5,000 acre working farm.