The Bathurst region is celebrating the lifting of travel restrictions in NSW and is looking forward to welcoming visitors back.
Mayor Bobby Bourke said the Bathurst region offers visitors from near and far a range of outstanding experiences, and the region wants you back again.
“There is no doubt that it has been an unprecedented year, and regional NSW has been doing it tough. But I cannot think of a better place to celebrate the easing of travel restrictions than the open spaces of the Bathurst region, experiencing our natural and cultural heritage and outstanding local produce,” he said.
“Winter is one of the best times of year to visit. It is traditionally a time for feasting and celebrating, and we do that so well in Bathurst. Our signature seasonal event, the Bathurst Winter Festival, has had to change this year, but there will still be plenty on offer over the July school holidays including an all new drive-in movie experience on Mount Panorama.
“In so many ways, Bathurst has never looked better. We are less than three hours’ drive from Sydney and offer the best of regional Australia with real country friendliness but with every convenience of a vibrant modern city. If you want to reconnect with friends and family and revitalise after the last couple of months then the Bathurst region is unbeatable,”.
Bathurst businesses have come together to declare that their doors are now open and have adapted with new hygiene and distancing procedures. A number of attractions as well as accommodation and hospitality businesses have taken advantage of the break in operations over autumn to undertake renovations and improvements.
Bathurst, located in Wiradjuri country, is the oldest European settlement in inland Australia and celebrates the Winter Festival from 4-19 July.