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.

Bathurst Grange Distillery

Every Saturday and Sunday

Come and try the Bathurst region's own gin and whiskey from master distillers, Toby and Nick.

Bathurst Farmers Market

Fourth Saturday of each month

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

Inland Sea of Sound

2024 dates to be announced

Bathurst's annual home grown music festival, with performances in intimate venues around the city square.

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.
Explore more popular Summer activities in the Bathurst region