About Bathurst

Image: Machattie Park, photo courtesy of Bathurst Visitors Information Centre.
 

Discover Bathurst and NSW’s Central West

Step beyond your expectations and be surprised by what you will discover and experience. Bathurst is an old town with a young heart and plenty of energy. A pioneering town with a long history of making history that endures to today, Bathurst has retained its essential country values of humour, friendliness and warmth with the locals genuinely proud of their city and surrounding region. The locals not only know what they have, but they are keen to share their place with visitors.
 
Mount Panorama, known to the Wiradjuri as Wahluu, dominates the landscape of Bathurst and remains the true home of Australian motor racing. To take a drive around the iconic circuit is to experience the history and excitement that has captivated generations. You can also delve deeper into this history at the National Motor Racing Museum!
 
The vibrant restaurant and café scene is well known to the locals but can be quite a revelation to visitors. A craft brewery, Italian wine bar, French Patisserie, home-made local ice-creamery, hip Americana diner or a wood fired pizza bar offering salt water crocodile as a topping? Just a few of the options within minutes of the city centre.
 
Bathurst is home to the renowned Somerville collection, on display at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum where you will also find a complete T-Rex skeleton! Visitors can also take a trip back to the Depression and War years with a visit to the Chifley Home, and see how an Australian Prime Minister used to live at the actual home of Ben and Elizabeth Chifley.
 
The unique architecture of Bathurst’s town square is a photographer’s delight, with terraces, churches, beautifully manicured parkland and grand civic structures including the landmark 1880 Courthouse.
 
Visit www.visitbathurst.com.au or contact the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre on 188 68 1000 to plan your trip.