Attractions & Tours

The stories of regional Australia start here.

Home to a variety of world-class museums, as well as countless iconic attractions that display the history and charm of the region, you can easily spend a week or more exploring Bathurst and its surrounding towns and still only scratch the surface.

Bathurst Rail Museum

Opened in 2020 inside the converted Railway Institute Building, the Bathurst Rail Museum brings the fascinating social history of Bathurst and our story as a railway town to life with personal recollections and interesting artefacts. As well as the largest public HO model railway in the Southern Hemisphere.

Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

Home to Australia's largest collection of fossils and minerals, donated by Warren Somerville AM. See sparkling gemstones up close, learn about the geology and science behind how our world came to be, and marvel at the model T-Rex skeleton. All housed in the beautiful, historic former Bathurst Public School building.

Kenzell Farm

Kenzell Farm is a farm experience for all ages and abilities - designed to be hands on, interactive, informative and super fun! It is a part of a 250 acre multigenerational working farm. 50 minutes from Bathurst Kenzell Farm is located just 2 km from Jenolan Caves.

History Hill Museum

A huge display of gold-rush era artefacts that tell the history of Hill End. Explore the underground mine and try your hand at gold-panning.

Mini-Golf

Try the new gold-rush themed mini-golf course at NRMA Bathurst Panorama Holiday Park. Open to both guests
and visitors.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is one of the oldest regional galleries in NSW. Bathurst has a long history with notable Australian contemporary visual art. See works national and local visual artists in this cool, contemplative space for free all year round.

Chifley Home

The former home of Australia's 16th Prime Minster, Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth sealed in time. An intimate display of Australian life during the early to mid 20th century with many personal belongings and furnishings of the late PM, truly fascinating and a great treasure to have in Bathurst.

Central West Tours

Looking to get out to Bathurst? Check out Central West Tours for immersive and engaging tours to the best events in the Central West.

Jenolan Caves

The world's oldest caves are yours to explore. From total novice to experienced caver there are breathtaking tours for everyone.

Simmo's Offroad Tours

Let experienced local guide, Greg Simpson guide you to some of the lesser known parts of our beautiful region on fishing, camping or wine tours.

National Motor Racing Museum

Located at the foot of the famous Mount Panorama Racing circuit, this museum celebrates Bathurst's history as a proud location on the national motor sporting calendar. See a huge collection of bikes, cars and the Immersive Room for a virtual hot lap.

Bathurst District Historical Society Museum

This museum is overflowing with historical artefacts that tell the story of Bathurst, from Wiradjuri land to bustling regional centre and everything in between. Family records and archives are also available to print for a small fee.

Bathurst Tours

Bathurst Tours offers personal, flexible and unforgettable tours. Whether you are visiting our beautiful region, or an adventurous local looking to explore or needing some help with a transfer or private charter, we look forward to being able to help you.

Abercrombie House

A grand Scottish baronial mansion built in the 1870s, and a 'must see' when visiting Bathurst. Abercrombie House opens its doors and garden to the public year-round for tours, high tea, jazz and theatrical performances and night tours.

Jhob's Gold Panning Tours

Join Jhob, a born and raised local from Hill End with a wealth of gold fossicking experience to share with you and teach how to find and identify gold.

Bathurst Golf Club

Bathurst Golf Course is an 18 hole championship course with a fully stocked Pro-shop. Offering Social Golf 7 days a week, ring the Pro-shop to book your next round in Bathurst.

Mayfield Garden

Inspired by the great gardens of Europe, Mayfield Garden has to be seen to be believed. 65 hectares of magic that has all been constructed from the ground up. Open all year round for a great family day out.

Zig Zag Railway

Step back in time and enjoy a great family day on the historic steam trains of the Zig Zag Railway. Leaving from Clarence Station you will see some incredible scenery and wildlife along the way.

Miss Traill's House &
Garden

This delightful Victorian-era bungalow was left to the National Trust in 1976 featuring pieces that once belonged to the region's original settlers.

Rockley Mill & Stables Museum

Built in 1862, this former working flour mill displays much of the grain refining machinery of the time, along with fascinating period household artefacts.

Hill End Heritage Centre

This interactive museum is the ideal starting point for your Hill End experience. The beautifully restored 1950s Rural Fire Service shed has a great display.

Bathurst Soaring Club

Take an unforgettable experience with a joy flight over Bathurst in a glider. Enjoy the amazing views in peace and serenity.

Bathurst Harness Racing Club

One of Australia's most successful provincial race clubs. The club conducts 58 thrilling race meetings a year including the highly popular Gold Crown Carnival each autumn.

RedGround Truffle

RedGround is a working truffle farm offering farm-stay accommodation, equestrian facilities and a new boutique Truffle Hunting Lodge for our exciting truffle hunt touch and taste experiences. Join us to hunt for the elusive aromatic truffle with our trained scent detection dogs Sarge, Genie and Gypsie.

T.Arts Gallery

A not-for-profit, artist run, community co-operative that showcases the creative talents of its members.




Highland & Co

Located in the sprawling countryside of Kelso, Bathurst is the family friendly hands-on farm experience of Highland and Co. This is your chance to meet and treat the array of animals that call Highland & Co home from bunnies and chickens to highland cows and ponies.

Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing

Join us trackside year-round for exciting thoroughbred racing action at Tyers Park, the home of Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing. See our race calendar for race dates.

Memorial Walk

Since 1977 Bathurst RSL Club has displayed service-related memorabilia dating from the Boer War to Afghanistan in the foyer. Call in for a look.

Old Government Cottage

Said to have been built in 1817, Old Government Cottage is one of the oldest brick buildings in Australia!

Cobb & Co Coach

See this amazing restored coach up close at Bathurst Visitor Information Centre.

St Joseph's Heritage Centre

In picturesque Perthville, this convent is a beautiful space where groups are welcome to stay or participate in workshops.

Bathurst Family History Group Inc

The volunteers at the Bathurst Family History Group can assist you with finding your family history. There is an initial service fee of $30. The resources available include Pioneer Register, Cemetery Indexes, Bathurst Landholders, Catholic Registers, Documents, Library Books, etc.

Golden Memories Museum

The Museum is run and operated by the Millthorpe and District Historical Society. We are a volunteer, not for profit, organisation and rely on visitor entry, donations and grants and funding to keep the Museum operating.