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Regional Villages

Beyond the city of Bathurst, the Bathurst region includes the picturesque and fascinating villages of Perthville, Rockley, Trunkey Creek,  Yetholme, Sunny Corner, Peel, Wattle Flat, Sofala and Hill End. 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.


Bathurst is a city of surprises and contrasts, from the many historical sites that tell the story of the region's heritage, to bars, wineries…
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Hill End

Hill End offers a unique range of heritage sites as well as being an artistic hub for some of Australia's most well-known artists who were inspired…
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Sofala, a 40-minute drive from Bathurst, is a quaint village with an authentic old-world charm that captures its gold mining history and…
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Wattle Flat

Wattle Flat was once a thriving gold rush town and makes the perfect pit stop on the way to Sofala or Hill End from Bathurst.
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Peel makes a great stop from Bathurst to Hill End or Sofala. Surrounded by rolling hills, this town is the final resting place of Windradyne,…
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Sunny Corner

Take the scenic route from Bathurst to Lithgow, or Mudgee, and you will find yourself in Sunny Corner. Explore the historic buildings of this…
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Less than half an hour from Bathurst, Yetholme is the perfect spot for nature lovers to catch a glimpse of echidnas, ring tailed possums, grey…
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Located an easy 20 minute drive from Bathurst, O'Connell is a lovely day trip for foodies and history buffs alike.
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This charming little town 20 minutes south of Bathurst makes a nice stop on your way to Vale Creek Wines or a family day trip to experience life as…
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Rockley is an immaculately preserved 19th-century country town only a 30 minute drive south of Bathurst. Grab an insta-worthy shot of one of dozens…
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Trunkey Creek

Trunkey Creek is 40 minute drive from Bathurst and is an outdoor adventurer's dream with Abercrombie Caves, a former bushranger hideout, and…
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Nestled in the picturesque valleys of the Central West, a 40-minute drive east of Bathurst, Tarana is a treat for outdoor adventurers who love…
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