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Explore Bathurst

Visit a Vineyard

Central West NSW is the home of cool climate wine production. Discover cellar doors and vineyards throughout the region. Pic: Alpha

See Fossils and Minerals

The Australian Fossil Mineral Museum at 224 Howick St, Bathurst, houses the famous Somerville Collection with some of the finest and rarest examples of fossils and minerals in the world. Dinosaur eggs, unique Australian opalised fossils, crystals, gemstones and more.  Pic: PG Palmer

Revisit the Gold Rush

Sofala is located 46km from Bathurst and is Australia’s oldest surviving gold rush town. You can fossick for gold dust in the Turon River or explore the town for remnants of the boom. Pic: denisbin

Mount Panorama

The Mount Panorama circuit is a motor racing mecca and home of the Bathurst 1000. The track is a public road for most of the year, so you can drive the circuit but the speed is limited to 60kmh. Pic: Ian Armstrong

Enjoy Nature

The Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve is 70km from Bathurst and offers bushwalking, waterfalls, and spectacular limestone cave systems. The reserve houses the famous Arch Cave, the largest of its type in the southern hemisphere. Pic: denisbin

See Ben Chifley’s House

Australian Prime Minister from 1945 to 1949, Ben Chifley, and his wife, Elizabeth, lived at 10 Busby St, Bathurst. See where the man behind the Snowy Mountains Scheme, the PBS, and the establishment of Australian Citizenship once lived. The home is open to visitors and has a collection of the Chifleys’ furniture and belongings. Pic: denisbin

Tour Grand Homes 

Abercrombie House was built in the 1870s and has been lovingly restored to its former grandeur. The house and grounds at 311 Ophir Road, Bathurst, are open for self-guided tours Wednesday to Sunday. Pic: denisbin