Create unforgettable moments during your weekend exploring the Villages. Soak up the nature, wander through a winery or stock up on local treats like locally roasted coffee, wine and gin, seasonal fruit and veges, yummy preserves or fresh flowers at the Farmers Markets.
is the ultimate escape to get up close and personal with a spectacular natural wonder. The Archway Cave is open for self-guided tours from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday. There are also guided tours available of Belfry Cave, the Bushrangers Cave, or the more challenging Grove Cave tour. Visit the National Parks office on site when you arrive to buy tickets.
A short but beautiful walking trail leads to the grand entrance of Archway Cave, a staggering 60 metres wide. When inside the cool darkness reveals ancient formations, ladders that lead into intricate crawl spaces, and a suspension bridge over Grove Creek for those who dare, its waters eerily blackened by the shadow of the largest cave of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.
on the outskirts of Bathurst was started in October 1997 with a hectare of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. by 2001 Renzaglia was producing its' first wines. Visit the exclusive Cellar Door by appointment to sample the now award-winning wines, and learn a little about the growing conditions of grapes in the Bathurst Region.
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for annual events hosted at the vineyard including fabulous long lunches, workshops, art demonstrations and more!
Bathurst Farmers Markets
are held among the historic pavilions of the Bathurst Showground on the last Saturday of every month. Gates open to the public from 8 am to 12 noon. Come and support local producers and the community, and keep your eyes out for “locally grown” live entertainment from month to month.
Tarana Farmers Markets
are also held on the last Saturday of each month from 9 am to 1 pm. Tarana is a tiny town about a 40 minute drive from Bathurst on the way to O'Connell. Local tip - work off the sweet treats and head up to see the boulders and admire the view at Evan's Crown