Bathurst Region Villages
Step Beyond the city of Bathurst.
Each of these villages are unique and each contribute their own significant part of the story of the region. As you explore one or all you will feel as if you have been transported back in time to the slower paced and more elegant period of the late nineteenth century (with much better coffee and mobile reception!) as well as discovering why so many artists have been captivated by the landscape and the villages’ charm. Strike out from Bathurst and you will be driving through some of the finest and most iconic rural landscapes in NSW and travelling over what was once the original food bowl of the new colony in the early nineteenth century. Discover the famed gold country around Hill End and Sofala, or the early industrial heritage of Rockley. Every village has its own tales, surprises and characters. From Saint Mary McKillop’s connection to the village of Perthville to the showman and entrepreneur Bernard Otto Holtermann in Hill End, the cast is large and the stories will fascinate you.