A town that proudly preserves its heritage.
Bathurst, situated in Wiradjuri country, is Australia’s oldest inland European settlement having been established in 1815.
Rich history is everywhere here, and it is so much more than just the facades of grand buildings. Restaurants are housed in buildings that were once hotels or the town’s post office; lanes are named after gangs of bush rangers who were captured and hanged for robbing townsfolk. And then there is the beauty of the city’s Victorian park, the gorgeous Machattie Park, with its bandstand, begonia house and a delightful fountain, planned in the Victorian era to be a joy to successive generations.
Bathurst is an exciting mix borne of a spectacular history that really has to be seen to be believed. And the rich heritage continues across the region with each village having its own unique charm and character.