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Top 10

It's impossible to narrow the list of things to see and do in the Bathurst region. Different towns offer different experience types, as do the changing seasons. To help you develop your own shortlist, we've come up with a top 10 of some of the most popular attractions to assist you with planning your next visit.

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Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

Billions of years in the making, this world class museum allows you to explore the natural history of our planet. In our unique fossil and mineral galleries you can travel through time, experiencing the wonder of ancient specimens that have been uncovered from deep within the earth! Situated in the heart of Bathurst, the Australian Fossil and Mine...

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Chifley Home

Group bookings by appointment. Chifley Home is a house museum which served as the only marital home of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife, Elizabeth. The home contains original household furnishings and personal belongings of the Chifley's. On display are also ceremonial gifts presented to Ben Chifley in his roles as Commonwealth Tr...

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Bathurst Arts Trail Inc.

Artists from Bathurst and surroundings villages open their studio/gallery space to the public on the first full weekend each month. On the Trail there are painters, both traditional and contemporary in style, potters, photographers and a sculptor. Entry is free with visitors welcome for a chat and possibly the opportunity to see the artist at wor...

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4

Abercrombie House

Abercrombie House, a heritage treasure of the region and private home of the Morgan family, is open on many days during the year for guided tours and self-guided tours. The heritage experience includes the 50 room Scottish-baronial mansion of the 1870's; exhibitions, displays, collections, grounds and gardens, outbuildings and property walks around...

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5

National Motor Racing Museum

The National Motor Racing Museum (NMRM) is a unique Australian attraction located beside the famous international Mount Panorama motor racing circuit. The Museum offers for public viewing, a range of race cars, cycles, trophies, photographs, posters, special exhibits and memorabilia of Australian motor racing. Videos are continuously shown of pa...

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6

Yarrabin Horse Riding

Situated in 1000 acres of bushland Yarrabin is one of Australia's most acclaimed horse trail riding places. It has been described as absolutely fabulous and an experience not to be missed. We have a huge variety of forest trails and open bushland which has an abundant native wildlife, including kangaroos and wallabies. Yarrabin has over 30 quality ...

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7

Jenolan Caves

Explore Australia's most outstanding caves. Jenolan is among the world's finest and oldest cave systems, offering 11 spectacular show caves, underground rivers, adventure caving, ghost tours and underground concerts. Above ground, bushwalk and spot shy native wildlife. Excellent facilities include a range of accommodation, cafe and excellent restau...

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8

Ash's Speedway Museum

The museum is the largest collection of speedway memories in the Southern Hemisphere. Large collection of Bathurst "Bluey Wilkinson" first Australian champion in World 1932. The collection includes items from the 1920's and from all over the world. Speedway in Bathurst dates back to the 1920's, with many speedway stars originating from Bathurst and...

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9

Mayfield Garden

Inspired by the great gardens of Europe and owned by the Hawkins family, Mayfield Garden (open 363 days of the year) and The Hawkins’ Family Garden, together, cover more than 64 hectares (160 acres).

While the garden represents one family’s dream, the garden is designed to be enjoyed by people from near and far for generations to come. Nu...

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10

History Hill

Two kilometres on the Bathurst side of Hill End you'll find History Hill Museum, with over 10,000 rare and unusual artefacts from the goldfields of the 1800s as well as 175 metres of underground working to explore, completing the gold rush experience. The museum reflects all that was on the land of the goldfields during the time of a gold rush. Gol...

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