Phone number: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre – (02) 6332 1444
Email address: email@example.com
Main Visitor Information Centre street address:1 Kendall Avenue Bathurst NSW 2576
2 to 2.5 hours drive from Sydney
Renowned for its car-racing and university, Bathurst is this year’s hotspot for a short break for families.
Bathurst offers a vibrant city centre packed with fun. Learn about car and motorcycling history at the National Motor Racing Museum, join a ghostly night tour or enjoy high tea at Abercrombie House and nostalgic treats at Annie’s Old Fashioned Ice-cream Parlour. Drive to historic villages Sofala, Hill End and Rockley for bushranger and gold rush experiences.
The growing sophistication of Bathurst satisfies grown-ups too, with hip cafes, award-winning bars and restaurants tucked away down cobblestone laneways, and a renowned art gallery.
The historic town centre is filled with character buildings from the 1800s, many that are being re-vitalised as laneways bars, cafes and restaurants, like The Church Bar, The Hub, Webb & Co and Cobblestone Lane. Mum can enjoy a renowned citron tart and choux pasties from award-winning Legall Patisserie, taste locally made gin from Stone Pine distillery, pick up fresh vegetables from the Farmers Markets, and spend an afternoon tasting award-winning cool climate wines from Vale Creek Wines & Renzaglia.
Bathurst is the oldest inland European settlement in Australia. Bathurst is celebrating its bicentenary throughout 2015 with street festivals, illuminations, concerts, art exhibitions and more.
Information supplied by Visit Bathurst and correct at time of publication, June 2015