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Top Choice Museum in Bathurst

Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

Don't let the dry name fool you – this place is a treasure chest full of wonder. It's home to the internationally renowned Somerville Collection: rare fossils, plus gemstones and minerals in every colour of the rain…
Landmark in Bathurst

Mt Panorama

Rev-heads will enjoy the 6.2km Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, venue for the epic Bathurst 1000 V8 race each October (which sees crowds of up to 200,000). It's a public road, so you can drive around the circuit…
National Park in Bathurst

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Off the beaten track, some 70km southwest of Bathurst, this picturesque National Park is known for its impressive limestone caves, including one of the world’s largest natural tunnels, the Grand Arch. Waterfalls, a …
Historic Building in Bathurst

Abercrombie House

This astonishing Tudor Gothic confection and 52-room mansion lies 7km northwest of Bathurst town centre. Admission to the heritage-listed private home is by self-guided tour. The house and gardens frequently hosts s…
Cafe in Bathurst


On a Bathurst strip with a few cool cafe options, the courtyard canopy of red umbrellas and green leaves makes this popular spot the perfect place for an al fresco meal, ranging from tasty pastas to juicy burgers an…
Pizza in Bathurst

Church Bar

This restored 1850s church now attracts punters praying to a different deity: the god of wood-fired pizza. The soaring ceilings and verdant courtyard off Bathurst's William St make it one of the town's best eating a…
Modern Australian in Bathurst

9inety 2wo

The former Temperance Hall of Bathurst (1877) sets the stage for this smart dinner-only restaurant serving Modern Australian dishes influenced by global cuisine. Spatchcock, barramundi, lamb, duck and scallops all m…
Museum in Bathurst

National Motor Racing Museum

With a focus on the history of Mt Panorama and the Bathurst 1000, this museum at the base of Mt Panorama celebrates the achievements of Australian motor racing and features plenty of souped-up hot rods to get you al…
Craft Beer in Bathurst

Two Heads Brewing

Lovers of craft beers will want to check out the local brews of this trendy brewhouse occupying a former warehouse near the station. It's an equally worthy place to grab a casual bite from the gourmet beer-paired me…
Irish Pub in Bathurst

Jack Duggans

This lively spot in the heart of town is a one-stop shop, with live music on weekends, good craic, warm Guinness and hearty pub fare. Enquire within for clean, cheap beds (from $65).