There are plenty of things to do in Bathurst NSW that make it possibly the perfect country getaway with kids, or even just for couples!

Once you escape the madness of Sydney’s traffic, it’s an easy three hour drive away, and your reward is a vibrant and charming city centre (we caught the last of the autumn colours) and a surrounding region of gorgeous natural landscapes.

Things to do in Bathurst, NSW

If you’re thinking of a weekend getaway, or perhaps a longer vacation, then here are some ideas for what to do in Bathurst for any type of traveler.

Do The Abercrombie House Night Tour

The house was built in the 1870s by Bathurst pioneers the Stewart family. Abercrombie has 52 rooms, 29 fireplaces, 7 staircases, and a grand ballroom. Easily the biggest home we have toured in Australia.

Visit The Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

This collection of 2000 rare fossils and minerals from around the world is the result of one man’s passion, Warren Somerville, and includes crystals from over 100 Australian mine sites, plus diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds.

Drive the Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit

Ok, you can’t come to Bathurst without doing a lap of the famous 6.2 kilometre Mount Panorama racing circuit, and no you don’t need a V8 Ford or Holden to take on the mountain!

Visit the National Motor Racing Museum

One of the highlights of the museum was Brocky’s 1984 Holden Commodore VK. We learned about the history, personalities and achievements of Australian Motor Sports.

Have Ice Cream at Annies Ice-Cream Parlour

Judging by the lineup out the door, and by how many people on our Facebook page recommended this place, Annies Ice Cream Parlour is an institution in Bathurst and an unmissable thing to do.

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