If there is one thing you can expect from Bathurst it’s the unexpected.
A city of surprises, it’s a historical town brought right up to the moment by the people who live and work here. It’s also a city of contrasts, from the heritage listed buildings and grand historical mansions to quirky bars and restaurants, modern accommodation and a host of arts, crafts and music events in the surrounding areas guaranteed to delight.
With settlement spanning back to before the Gold Rush era and a rich Aboriginal history before that, you may surprised to find that Bathurst is as culturally fascinating now as it ever was. The city is also a university town – Charles Sturt Uni helping this historic NSW town stay relevant and move forward with edgy optimism and youthful exuberance. Mixing the new and exciting with its heritage is what Bathurst is all about – there truly is something for everyone here.
Getting to Bathurst
Over the mountains, but not far away. Bathurst is within easy reach for your next regional escape. You will feel a world away without spending all day travelling.
Four Stunning Seasons
One of Bathurst’s defining characteristics is its four distinct seasons, each of which is celebrated in unique and fun ways through events and nods to the region’s past and long standing traditions. Discover what you can experience in each season with annual signature events and appropriately themed activities below.
Bathurst Fast Facts
Bathurst Region 45,811
Sheep (wool, prime lambs), cattle, wheat, vegetables, honey, orchards (apples, peaches), grapes, forestry, vineyards.
Education, food processing, mapping, timber and pet food manufacturing.
Summer Min 12.7°C Max 27°C
Winter Min 1°C Max 12°C
Bathurst area 634mm per annum
Elevation (meters above sea level)
Mount Horrible 1204m
Mount Panorama 871m
Mount Ovens 1276m
Mount Tennyson 1152m
Bathurst Region 3,821.9sq kms
Bathurst City 239.64sq kms
Longitude & latitude e149° 39.1m s 33°24.6m
Bathurst offers first class education options and is a regional education hub with over 55 educational institutions located throughout the City. So if you’re a family looking to relocate, a student wishing to study or if you’re after a job in education, Bathurst has you covered.
Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue. Open Monday to Saturday 9:30 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 3 pm.
Bathurst Library, 70-78 Keppel Street. Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 2pm Sunday.
Many Bathurst businesses have free WIFI look out for the signs.