Bathurst & Surrounds

A great city to visit, a perfect place to stay. Whether you’re in Bathurst for a day or a week you’ll find plenty to keep you busy.

Start at the Visitor Information Centre where you’ll find a meticulously restored Cobb & Co coach from the 1860s beside a 1909 Brush car, one of the first motor vehicles to cross the Blue Mountains. The Centre stocks a wide range of information, from self-driving or walking tours to picnic spots and outdoor activities.

Wander through the streets, parks and gardens soaking up the history of the oldest inland settlement in Australia. Right in the heart of the city Machattie Park provides a tranquil spot to rest and relax. Just next door is the magnificent Bathurst Court House and opposite that the magnificent War Memorial Carillon is flanked by the Evans Memorial and the Boer War Memorial.

Drive to the famous Mount Panorama motor racing circuit where, outside race times, you can drive a lap of the circuit at a sedate 60kms per hour. Visit the National Motor Racing Museum to catch up on the history of motor racing in Bathurst. Peter Brock’s statue at the front of the museum commemorates his contribution to motor racing and his 9 wins on this circuit. Past winners of all endurance races are recorded on plaques outside the Bathurst Regional Council building in Russell Street.

History buffs will love the Scottish baronial style mansion, Abercrombie House, the National Trust property Miss Traill’s House and Garden and the cottage where former Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth lived. These properties are all strikingly different in style and size but each is impressive in its own way.  Of special interest to many visitors is the fantastic Somerville Collection housed in the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum in Howick Street.  The collection includes thousands of fossils and minerals and the only full T.rex skeleton in Australia – a must see for everyone.

These are just a few of the many wonderful things to see and do in Bathurst – a great city to visit, a perfect place to stay.

Mudgee District 
The Mudgee Region is located 270 km north west from Sydney, NSW. Elevation 454m (1490 ft). The region is home to 22,000 people whose median age is 41 years. The region includes the historic towns of Gulgong, Kandos, Mudgee and Rylstone.

What to See & Do

  • Visit the T Rex in Fossil & Mineral Museum.
  • Visit one of the beautiful villages in this region such as Peel and Wattle Flat on the way to Sofala, the oldest surviving gold town in Australia.
  • Visit historic Perthville and maybe have a wagon ride.
  • Bathurst District Historical Museum and the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery are full of treasures