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Need a friendly kennel to look after your pet for the day, or a laundry to get the washing done, there are many services available in Bathurst to meet your requirements for a very enjoyable stay.

About Bathurst

Bathurst is a vibrant regional city located just a few short hours drive west of Sydney. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the best of country life with all the conveniences and facilities of modern living. Set in a wonderful natural environment with warm summers, clear, crisp winters, occasional snowfalls and beautiful spring and autumn colours, Bathurst is one of the region's most beautiful cities, offering a diversity of attractions, activities and facilities. Historic sites and architecture

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Accommodation

Bathurst offers a wide range of accommodation from motels and hotels to caravan parks and camping. With B&Bs in heritage buildings and retreats in the country there’s bound to be something to suit your needs – even if you’re travelling with your pet.

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Things To Do

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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Events and Festivals

What’s happening in Bathurst? You’ll be surprised by the diversity of events and activities taking place.

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Getting Here

Located 207 kms west of Sydney and 251 kms from Canberra Bathurst is also within easy travelling distance of many NSW destinations. Whether by road, rail or air you’ll get to Bathurst.

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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. Now the world renowned circuit is Australia’s home of motor sport and this public road is a m

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History

Declared a townsite in 1815 and a city in 1885 Bathurst is Australia's oldest inland settlement and as such was an important regional centre and gateway for much of the exploration and development that took place in inland New South Wales. This process was accelerated in 1851 by the discovery in the region of Australia's first payable gold. As a result, the city has a strong heritage reinforced by a rich culture with both historic and contemporary components.

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Villages

When you start exploring the countryside around Bathurst you begin to understand why so many artists have been captivated by the landscape. It is a beautiful part of the world with dramatic scenery and colourful seasons.

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Food and Wine

In the Bathurst Region we’re proud of our emerging reputation as a destination for food and wine lovers. Whether you’re looking for simple pub grub or a gourmet experience Bathurst has a lot to offer. Bathurst excels in the production of vibrant and distinctive cool climate wines. Wine buffs can sample award winning wines right from the vineyard or stock up on a local drop from one of our bottle shops.

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Services

Need a friendly kennel to look after your pet for the day, or a laundry to get the washing done, there are many services available in Bathurst to meet your requirements for a very enjoyable stay.

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