Backpacking Bathurst

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    DO A LAP AROUND THE FAMOUS MOUNT PANORAMA MOTOR CAR RACING TRACK: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    EXPLORE THE SPECTACULAR ABERCROMBIE CAVES NEAR BATHURST: Photo courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    RELAX AT ONE OF THE CITY'S LOVELY PARKS: Photo - Vince Lovecchio, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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Bathurst Highlights

  • The city is Australia's oldest inland European settlement and you can learn about this fascinating history in one of the great museums or galleries.

  • For motor enthusiast, come and see one of Australia's iconic motor vehicle races, The Bathurst 1000, held every October.

  • Just over 70 km away, you can explore two breathtaking cave systems, the Jenolan Caves and Abercrombie Caves.

About Bathurst

Population 37,500

Bathurst is a vibrant country city and a major commercial centre for the region, located on the banks of the Macquarie River in the Central Tablelands Region of New South Wales.

Bathurst is Australia's oldest inland European settlement and you can learn all about this fascinating history in one of the city's museums or galleries.

The place is well-known for the Bathurst 1000 V8 motor car race, where thousands of motoring enthusiasts come to witness this iconic event at Mount Panorama each October.

Also, just over 70km away are two breathtaking cave systems to explore, the Jenolan Caves and Abercrombie Caves.

Orientation Map for Bathurst


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Bathurst Visitor Information Centre

1 Kendall Avenue
Bathurst, New South Wales
Phone 1800 681 000
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