Located on the banks of the Macquarie River, Bathurst is a regional gateway located a 3-hour drive from Sydney or 3.5 hours from Canberra. Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland colonial settlement and first drew the crowds during the gold rush era. This historical legacy continues to be embraced in the modern day with heritage listed buildings still lining the streets and attracting visitors including the Bathurst Court House and Abercrombie House.

Related: Visit the iconic Bathurst Winter Festival

 

For motorsport fans across the globe, Bathurst is best known for hosting the famous Bathurst 1000, a motor racing event that takes to the Mount Panorama circuit and entices 200,000 spectators in October each year. When in town, car lovers can also visit the National Motor Racing Museum.

 

Other popular events include the Panorama Punish, a 6.2km running event where competitors sprint a lap of the mountain’s famous racing circuit, the Inland Sea of Sound, a major music and arts festival, and the Winter Winery Wander, a busy journey to six local vineyards to taste some of the best home-grown food and wine.

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