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Whether you’re an active or passive outdoor adventurer, there is so much to see, do and explore in the great outdoors in the Bathurst region. Here's a selection of some of the offerings to keep you occupied.

Attractions

Mount Panorama
Mount Straight, Mount Panorama
02 6333 1600 

Mount Panorama-Wahluu is an Australian icon not to be missed when visiting Bathurst. Bet you didn’t know that there’s more than one way to take a hot lap around this famous road though. Do as many locals do and trade in your wheels for your legs and use man power to get you down Conrod Straight. Don’t fancy breaking a sweat? Then the only lap you need to take is one of Mount Panorama Estate’s cellar door. That’s right, there’s a winery right on the mountain. Or pack a picnic and stop at McPhillamy Park on the summit - it's an incredible spot for a selfie.

Atop Mount Panorama Bathurst

Hike, Run & Camp

Abercrombie Caves
Enter via Trunkey Road, Trunkey Creek
02 6368 8603

A huge and crystal lined system of caves and once a favourite hang out for local gold-miners only an hour’s drive from Bathurst, Abercrombie Caves makes a great day trip to escape to nature and discover beautiful waterfalls, bushwalking and hiking trails. A purpose-built stage sits among the limestone arches where you can catch an underground concert on special occasions throughout the year.

Swing bridge at Abercrombie Caves

Wallaby Rocks
Turon River near Sofala

Wallaby Rocks is a half hour drive from Bathurst in the Turon National Park. A top spot for swimming and fishing, mountain bikers can also enjoy the 8km trail. Locals suggest packing a picnic lunch, a good book and some of the local wine to indulge in on a sunny afternoon. You can also set up camp and spend a night under the stars.

Boundary Road Reserve
Boundary Road, Bathurst
1800 681 000

Grab your binoculars and head to Boundary Road Reserve, just five minutes from the Bathurst CBD, to spot some rare Australian bird-life in this 85-hectare woodland. You’ll also find kangaroos snoozing in the sun and can catch a glimpse of the iconic white Mount Panorama letters on the nearby mountain. The John Cousins and Kangaroo Walking Tracks make it easy to navigate your way through the reserve.

Kangaroos at Boundary Road Reserve

Cycle Macquarie River

Grab your bike and get a map from the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, then make your way to Macquarie River. This family-friendly cycling loop includes the Denison Bridge which provides a great view of the riverine landscapes, and several Insta-worthy heritage hot spots.

Cycling in Bathurst

Flat Rock Campground
Mutton Falls Road between Tarana & O’Connell

Grab your swag and spend a night at Flat Rock campground beside Fish River. This rustic but gorgeous camping site is a popular recreational spot for locals to relax and sun bake on the rocks.

Flat Rocks at the Fish River


Parks & Recreation

Aquatic Centre
Elizabeth Street, Bathurst
02 6331 3333

Keep your fitness in check at the Aquatic Centre where you can swim laps or work up a sweat in the steam room and sauna! There are also swim classes for kids and adults if anyone is keen to perfect their stroke.

Bathurst Acquatic Centre
Chifley Dam
Chifley Dam Road, Bathurst
02 6332 1444

Popular among locals, Ben Chifley Dam is a great spot to go fishing, swimming, water skiing or take a boat out and sail along
Campbells River.

Chifley Dam near Bathurst
Machattie Park
William Street & Keppel Street, Bathurst
02 6333 1111

Machattie Park is located in the heart of Bathurst's CBD. Take a walk through lush gardens to Begonia House, a super-sized glass house which is home to over 300 begonia species. Or, watch the world go by with a cocktail at nearby Webb & Co. in the historic Webb Chambers. Machattie Park is also a hub for city events including the annual Bathurst Winter Festival.

Beautiful Machattie Park in the heart of Bathurst
Studio BeneFit
234A Lambert Street, Bathurst

Pull on your active wear and join Liz and her team for a session of Hot Power Yoga, Beginners Yoga, or Pilates. This is the place to head if you need to find your zen in a flowing sequence of sun salutations.

Bathurst Adventure Playground
Durham & Hope Street, Bathurst

One of the things families and kids love most about Bathurst is its wide open spaces. Kids can run free at the Bathurst Adventure Playground, an outdoor play zone which is also  equipped with BBQ facilities, swings, flying fox, dinosaur sculptures and fossil footprints. 

Adventure playground in Bathurst

The Bathurst Soaring Club 
Freemantle Road, Eglinton
0438 464 076

Experience Bathurst from the sky with the help of one of the biggest gliding clubs in NSW. You can learn to fly or take a trial glider flight that will have you soaring over the beautiful Bathurst countryside.

Glider from Bathurst Soaring Club landing


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Cobb & Co Coach

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National Motor Racing Museum

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Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

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Barcoos Farm Visits & Parties

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History Hill

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Barcoos Farmstays Bathurst

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Heritage Park Bathurst

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Abercrombie Caves

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Chifley Dam

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Detour Adventures

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Abercrombie House

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Bathurst Laser Skirmish

Indoor Laser Skirmish inside a themed up industrial warehouse. Team, individual and adventure games. Free party room available for group bookings.
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Bathurst Goldfields

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Miss Traill's House & Garden

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Mayfield Garden

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Bundyi Cultural Tours

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Yarrabin Holiday Ranch

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Bathurst District Historical Society Museum

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Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium

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