Bathurst for Little Explorers

Bathurst for Little Explorers

Excite and delight little imaginations.

The Bathurst region, situated in Wiradjuri Country, is a giant playground for big and little kids with a variety of family-friendly attractions that are perfect for any time of the year.

Browse Bathurst’s kid tested and approved attractions

Bathurst Rail Museum

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

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.

Jenolan Caves

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

Barcoo's Farmstays

Experience all the activities on a working farm just outside Bathurst. Feed the chooks, lambs and meet Georgie Pig or take a pony ride.

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.

National Motor Racing Museum

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 Goldfields

Learn the art of gold panning at this iconic attraction on Mount Panorama. Gold panning demonstrations are run Monday to Friday from 1 pm to 3 pm during New South Wales school holiday periods.

Metro 5 Cinema

Move over Disney+, Metro Cinema has five big screens to watch all the latest blockbusters and family flicks, plus a fully stocked snack bar.

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.

Abercrombie House

Abercrombie House opens its doors and garden to the public year-round for tours, high tea, jazz and theatrical performances and night tours.