"BEAUTIFUL - HISTORIC - BATHURST" Top 5 Page for this destination Bathurst by balhannah

Bathurst Travel Guide: 77 reviews and 259 photos


Bathurst is a city full of history, gorgeous heritage buildings, about the goldrush days, bushrangers, beautiful parks and gardens, the Mount Panorama car racing circuit, and much, much more........

It is located on the Macquarie river, 207kms or approx 2.5hours from Sydney.
If you haven't a car, then you can get here by Air, Coach or Rail.

It is a city that holds many Festivals and Events, every month there is something on........

Some events are............

Wattle Flat Bronze Thong, Rodeos, Royal Bathurst show, Autumn colours, Highland gathering & fete, Begonias in bloom, Motor Festival, Arts festivals, Bathurst 1000 car race, Wine show, and at Christmas time, Carols by candlelight.

Bathurst has 4 distinct seasons, sometimes in one day!

SUMMER is December, January, February..........
a great time for water skiing on Chifley Dam, and the stone fruit that is grown in the area, is in Season, pick up some at a roadside stall.

AUTUMN is March, April, May................
And its getting cooler, the leaves are changing colour, such a pretty time with all the beautiful brightly coloured autumn leaves. The Begonias are in bloom too!
Grapes are being picked, need some extra money, become a Grape picker!

WINTER is June, July, August..........
Bathurst gets cold, the temperature drops and its time for the winter woolies and to snuggle up infront of a wood fire.

SPRING is September, October, November...............
What a pretty time of the year this is, with Roses, trees in blossom, flowers in the gardens, the smell of scent in the air, and lots of open gardens, spring is beautiful.
Of course, it is also the time that they hold the Bathurst 1000 V8 Motor car race, and the cities population swells dramatically.



Come and visit and see the colonial buildings with their beautiful lace verandahs.
There is plenty to see and do, the surrounding countryside is pretty, and there are interesting old and new towns nearby.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of history and plenty of interest
  • In a nutshell:More than the Bathurst 1000 car race of interest in this City
  • Last visit to Bathurst: Sep 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Gaint work!

  • blueskyjohn's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Excellent page Dee. Very good detail and love the history!

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    Another of your great pages Dee and as you say, lots of history and interest - to which I'll add beauty, after seeing your lovely photos.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Aug 27, 2012 at 1:40 AM

      Thanks Barbara. Bathurst will be teeming with Rev heads in a months time, when the v8 super cars race around panorama mountain.
      I prefer the peace, quiet and flowers!

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Hi Dee, Beautiful photo of the Courthouse. I recall Bathurst as being one of the coldest places I had visited in Australia. Longest stay was on a weekend rugby trip.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    Interesting tips! Tonight the Deputy Chorus Master of the Frankfurt Opera is coming as a guest to my course "Frankfurt OperaTalk", and since he grew up in Bathurst I have been reading your tips as part of my course preparation.

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    HI Dee, glad you enjoyed my Paris page. Paris is one of my fav big euro cities. Though recently I have been to Berlin and Vienna and found those to be awesome. Happy travels, Karl

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    Wow! Bathurst is certainly one beautiful town with so many heritage buildings. I esp. like "Delawar" and the Gaol Gates. Lots of things to see and do here. Nice page!

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    I find the history of the X-Ray and St Stanislaus very interesting and your main picture is stunning.

  • AussieKarrob's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    William Coats KELK and his wife Mary Sophia STANGER lived in this house. They are my Great Grandparents. William came to Bathurst after leaving England for the Toowoomba area of Queensland in a bid to grow cotton. They owned a drapers shop in Bathurst Bob

  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2010 at 5:31 AM

    Lots of heritage!! And love the enthusiasm with which you have described the race track ;-) A rev head???


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