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. One moment you can be walking along the gorgeous River Walk, taking in the sights of the Macquarie River and the heritage buildings that surround it, then next sitting in a cosy cafe sipping a latte or in a new restaurant trying an innovative dish, or walking through the impressive
T. Arts Gallery and admiring all that’s new in the local and regional art world. Oh, and add impressive shopping to the mix, too, with a host of boutiques, craft shops and more through which to meander.
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 of course a university town – Charles Sturt Uni helping this historic NSW 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.
A Region of Surprises
Beyond Bathurst, the open spaces, the amazing villages, the epic night skies. Yours to explore...
Bathurst Region 41,051
Rural Area 2,417
Sheep (wool, prime lambs), cattle, wheat, vegetables, honey, orchards (apples, peaches), grapes, forestry, vineyards.
Education, food processing, mapping, timber and pet food manufacturing.
Climate + Terrain
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