Don’t rush the scenic drive from Bathurst to the gold towns of Sofala and Hill End, as every village has its own story to tell. The countryside around Peel was once fiercely contested between warriors of the Wiradjuri people and European settlers, with the grave of the great Wiradjuri leader Windradyne on the Brucedale property at Peel. Scenes from the 1994 film ‘Sirens’ starring Sam Neil, Hugh Grant and Elle Macpherson were filmed at Peel and nearby Sofala.

The annual Brucedale Twilight Concert is held in March. Bring a picnic basket, rug or chairs and enjoy a beautiful evening of classical music under the stars in the garden of the the exquisitely picturesque Brucedale property.