Get Outdoors

Whether you’re an active or passive outdoor adventurer, there is so much to see, do and explore in the great outdoors of the Bathurst region.

Here’s a selection of some of the offerings to keep you occupied at any time of the year.

Mount Panorama

Mount Panorama-Wahluu is an icon not to be missed when visiting Bathurst. Home to many famous races on the Australian motorsport calendar, this racing circuit is also a public road that you can drive around yourself or with a guide.

With spectacular views from the top, picnic facilities, a playground and boardwalk it's quite easy to spend a couple of hours here.

Abercrombie Caves

50 minutes' drive to the southwest of Bathurst is the Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve, home to the unforgettable Abercrombie Caves.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife reserve also has a number of picturesque walks through the unique landscape, as well as a camping area along the crystal waters of Grove Creek.

Bathurst Golf Club

Test your skills on one of inland New South Wales' finest courses. Bathurst's original championship 18 hole golf course was established in 1894. The course has superb fast bent grass greens and lush couch fairways.

Relax after the game at the clubhouse with a fully licensed bar and dining facilities, as well as a Pro Shop for all your equipment needs.

Manning Aquatic Centre

Cool off on a hot summer's day in Bathurst.

The Manning Aquatic Centre features a heated outdoor 50m Olympic pool, 25m indoor heated pool, as well as a leisure pool incorporating a toddler’s area, lazy river and pebble beach. Spa, steam room, sauna and cafe facilities available.

Adventure Playground

This epic park is the perfect place to let off some steam. Bike track, giant slide, flying foxes and a maze!

Boundary Road Reserve

Locally referred to as "The Kangaroo Track" as you are guaranteed to see a few of these furry friends here.

Yarrabin Ranch

A family run business offering guided horseback trail rides, school holiday camps and ranch style accommodation.

Ohkuma Japanese Garden

Ohkuma, Japan is the Sister City of Bathurst. A landscape designer from Ohkuma designed this peaceful spot.

Chifley Dam

Great for fishing and boating, and walking along the dam wall. Be sure to check the open for recreation status.

Macquarie River

Walk or cycle this easy path meandering along the Macquarie River. Look out for beautiful statues and landmarks.

Machattie Park

This stunning park in the heart of Bathurst designed and built in late Victorian style remains one of the favourite places in town for visitors and locals to admire.
See if you can find The Duck Pond, The Rotunda, Monro Drinking Fountain, The Fernery, Begonia House and the Grand Fountain.

Golden Gully

Golden Gully walking track is a short drive from the historic gold mining village of Hill End, about 1.5 hours from Bathurst. Enjoy a 15 to 30 minute walk of moderate ease.
Bring a hat, sunscreen and water to see the massive natural arch which has been eroded away over time.

Wallaby Rocks Crossing

A 40 minute drive from Bathurst, this is a top spot for swimming and fishing, mountain bikers can also enjoy the 8km trail. Locals suggest packing a picnic lunch. You can also set up camp for free and spend a night under the stars, but be sure to bring the essentials, and leave no trace.

Flat Rock Picnic Area

Grab a picnic and spend the day at Flat Rock on the banks of the Fish River. This rustic but gorgeous recreational spot is popular for locals to relax and sunbake on the rocks. Camping is allowed but there are limited facilities so make sure you pack what you need and take your rubbish with you.

Kissing Point Lookout

Just outside of Hill End, this lookout offers excellent views over the Turon River Valley and Split Rock.

Evan's Crown

A steep half hour climb to the top will have you puffing, but just wait until you see the view!

Chesleigh Homestead

Spend the evening around the fire after a day's trail riding on horseback. This is a true Bathurst region experience.