Outback Towns


Bathurst is a gracious and historical town with grand heritage buildings, parklands and tree-lined streets.

About Bathurst

Bathurst is located on the Macquarie River in the Central Tablelands Region of NSW, approx. 200kms west of Sydney and is the oldest inland settlement in Australia having been proclaimed a town in 1815 and a city in 1885. In 1851 gold was discovered at nearby Bald Hill (later named Hill End) and Sofala, towns that today retain much of the character and charm of the gold rush era.

Today, the City of Bathurst is synonymous with motor racing. Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit is home to the Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 1000 motor races and well known to motor racing fans as is the National Motor Racing Museum. 

Bathurst enjoys its fair share of attractions including the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Abercrombie Caves, Abercrombie House, Bathurst District Historical Museum, Chifley Home and Education Centre not to mention its beautiful colonial buildings and grand homes built for wealthy local graziers.


  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Airport
  • Hospital
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs