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Australia’s oldest inland settlement

Bathurst has magnificent historic public buildings, beautiful parks and gardens and iconic memorials and monuments.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery © Destination NSW

The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum have unique collections that are guaranteed to impress.

Lovers of history will enjoy great Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley’s modest home and see the stream loco he drove when he worked on the railways.

Miss Trails cottage is a National Trust treasure and Abercrombie House is an outstanding example of Victorian Tudor style architecture.

Abercrombie House © Destination NSW

However, the iconic best of all is the magnificent Bathurst Court House Australia’s best examples of Victorian-era public architecture designed by James Barnet. It opened in 1880 and still is in use today.

Reminders of the 1850s gold rush era abound in the city and in the surrounding villages such as Hill End and Sofala and they are now magnates for history buffs, fossickers, photographers and artists.

Nearby the world’s oldest caves allow you to explore you the wonders of the underground.

And motor racing enthusiasts will enjoy driving the circuit around Mount Panorama and the seeing the treasures inside the National Motor Racing Museum.

Bathurst Visitor Information Centre

1 Kendall Avenue, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Ph 02 6332 1444
Open 9am – 5pm Daily Closed Christmas and Boxing Day

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