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Whether you spend an hour or a day or in the region, travel by yourself or in a group, you'll find plenty to see and do. Pan for gold in rivers and streams, wander the streets of historic villages or try a little retail therapy.

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Council has launched a new CYCLE MAP & GUIDE highlighting the city's cycle paths together with longer routes through the region and the popular B2B course. Bathurst Regional Council is committed to bu...

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Attractions List

No matter what the weather, your age or interest there’s bound to be something to do. Just take a look at this list of attractions.

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Entertainment and Clubs

The warm friendly atmosphere of Bathurst’s pubs & clubs will welcome you but our hospitality extends beyond the city limits. You’ll find boutique wineries, a distillery, country pubs and cafes dotted throughout the surrounding countryside.

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Explore our History

Bathurst is a city of living, breathing history. Follow the path of bushrangers, unearth your family’s secrets or look T-rex in the eye – create your own memories!

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Family Fun

Get the whole family out of the house and explore. Little ones and even big kids will love the Adventure Playground and everyone can have a splashing good time at the Aquatic Centre.

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The Bathurst region has provided inspiration for many well-known artists. Our Regional Art Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in New South Wales that often features exhibitions drawn from its permanent collection. Throughout the city you’ll come across artworks in the public domain for all to enjoy.

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Motor Racing

For some it’s a rush for others it’s a pilgrimage. Bathurst has a long association with motor racing dating back to 1911 when motor cyclists took to the dirt roads in the region. Over the years many forms of motor racing have taken place here with the Vale Circuit attracting motor cyclists between 1931 and 1937. In 1938 the Mount Panorama motor racing circuit held its first race and the rest is history.

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Outdoor and Active

Whether you’re in to water sport, flying, horse riding or 4WD adventures you can experience them all in the Bathurst region. For those who prefer less strenuous outdoor activities there’s interesting bushwalks, underground cave tours and sitting beside the river with fishing rod in hand.

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Retail Therapy

Bathurst’s CBD is conveniently laid out with easy access to three major shopping centres: Stocklands; Bathurst Chase; and Bathurst City Centre. All are located within walking distance of each other. Boutique clothing and specialty stores can be found in the centres or along the streets.

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Sporting Venues

Bathurst is an active community with a wide range of high class sporting facilities and venues. Throughout the summer cricket and water sports are popular sporting and recreational pursuits while the cooler months bring out the hockey sticks, netball players & footy boots. There’s a sport for everyone and a ground to play on.

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Tours Around the Region

No matter what your plans while you’re in Bathurst a tour, walk or drive is a great way to explore. Self – drive tours will help you to discover the city and surrounding countryside or a walking tour through the streets provides a background to the many beautiful buildings, parks, gardens and monuments. For those who don’t have a vehicle there are operators who can show you around. If you’re bringing a group why not employ one of our knowledgeable local guides to get on your coach for an histori

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Council has launched a new CYCLE MAP & GUIDE highlighting the city's cycle paths together with longer routes through the region and the popular NAB B2B course. Bathurst Regional Council is committed to building a high quality bike network. From the commute to work, to a leisurely weekend ride, the school run, to errands at the shops, the network will make bike riding an easy transport option and enjoyable for everyone. Explore the cycle routes available within Bathurst and see what the Ci

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