Summer in Bathurst

Long Summer days are perfect for a country road trip.

Strike out from a base in Bathurst to meet the friendly characters in charming rural villages, swim in crisp waterholes, and enjoy a wine tasting from a cool climate cellar door.

Our outdoor adventures are second to none, with boating, fishing, camping and fossicking abound.

Or beat the heat indoors at one of Bathurst’s world-class museums, discovering underworld wonders at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, or go loco in Kids Central at the Bathurst Rail Museum.

Mount Panorama – Wahluu comes alive in Summer with the combined Bathurst 1000 and Bathurst International hosted on the Mountain this year, along with world music festival, Inland Sea of Sound later in the Summer calendar.

Ash Grunwald at the Vic

30 January 2022

Ash is bound to bring his high energy funk and blues to this intimate show at The Victoria Hotel, don't miss out.

Bathurst Farmers Market

22 January 2022

The freshest local and regional goodies to take home and savour the Bathurst flavour a little longer.

Glamping in the Garden

Until 26 January

Experience Mayfield Garden like never before, and wake up in style with the gracious garden at your feet.

Brett Whiteley: drawing is everything

20 November 2021 - 6 February 2022

An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition. Discover the very foundations of Whiteley's creativity and process, showcased in a rare collection of drawings suffused with the unmistakable personality of one of Australia's best known artists.

Bathurst Aqua Park

From 20 November 2021

Tonnes of inflatable fun, the Bathurst Aqua park is back to float on Chifley Dam this Summer. Open every day of the school holidays, no booking required. Tickets available from the on-site kiosk. This is the best way to cool off on those hot summer days.

Hill End Gold Panning Tours

All summer long

Local guide, Jhob will show you all the tricks of the trade to strike it lucky on the Hill End gold fields.

High Tea at Abercrombie House

26 January 2022

This popular high tea is a must on your Bathurst bucket list!

Inland Sea of Sound

22 - 27 February 2022

The best national and local artists come together to perform a wide variety of music in Bathurst's heritage CBD.
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