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Winter in Bathurst

Cold weather doesn't put a freeze on fun in this central NSW short break destination.  Cooler temperatures actually see the region come alive with a host of appropriately themed events and activities. Among the highlights include the pairing of top chefs with the finest local winemakers for the delicious full day experience, the Winter Winery Wander, and the two-week, entire-town celebration that is the Bathurst Winter Festival (think Sydney's Vivid Festival on a smaller scale but sans the crowds). National heritage treasure Abercrombie House also stages a special Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend high tea for those in need of a bit of royal treatment. But if snuggling up in front of a roaring fire with a vino in hand with your significant other is more your thing, there's plenty of that on offer too - you'll find plenty of wonderful accommodation options that suit a winter escape to a tee.


  • Sick of watching Sydney’s Vivid Festival jammed between tens of thousands of people and countless long lens cameras, only to get a patchwork view of the lights? Then why not head to Bathurst’s Winter Festival, it’s a two week festival of winter fun with ice skating, mulled wine, illuminations and more.

  • Spend a day touring Bathurst’s finest restaurants to sample carefully curated food and wine pairings that will give you a taste of Bathurst at the Winter Winery Wander.

  • Queen Elizabeth II loves Bathurst so much that she has visited twice – yes, seriously! Celebrate her birthday with a June long weekend high tea at Abercrombie House, renowned as the best place for high tea in the entire state.

Check out our round up of the best events in Bathurst here.

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Queen's Birthday High Tea


9 June, 2019

Queen Elizabeth II loves Bathurst so much that she has visited twice - yes, seriously! Celebrate her birthday with a high tea at Abercrombie House,…
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Classic Afternoon High Tea at Abercrombie House


9 June, 2019

Classic Afternoon High Tea - from 2.30 pm - Join us for our popular High Tea event includes scrumptious savory and sweet treats with leaf teas, ground…
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Winter Winery Wander


16 June, 2019

Take in the fantastic view of the country landscape as you wander through the Bathurst region and experience the best food and wine pairings the…
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Bathurst Farmers Markets


22 June, 2019

Meet the local growers at the Bathurst Farmers' Markets at the Bathurst Showground
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Bathurst Winter Festival


6 - 21 July, 2019

Bathurst lights up for two weeks of winter fun with illuminations projected onto the heritage venues around the city that rival Sydney's Vivid. Enjoy…
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Behind The Scenes Night Tour of Abercrombie House


11 July, 2019

Special Behind the Scenes Night Tour - 6.30 to 8.30pm - This is a special limited-edition behind-the-scenes night tour of Abercrombie House to…
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Friday Night Jazz at Abercrombie House


12 July, 2019

Join us for an intimate night of live jazz featuring various talented local musicians with Chris McCusker and the Abercrombie Jazz Men, the house jazz…
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Medieval Winter Dinner at Abercrombie House


17 August, 2019

Saturday 17th August - Medieval Dinner - celebrating 50 years of heritage tourism at Abercrombie House - from 6.00 pm to 10.30 pm - Join us for the…
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