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Bathurst Area

Bathurst, Australia’s first inland settlement, is a comfortable 2 1/2 hour drive west of Sydney and 3 1/2 hours north of Canberra. This modern regional city is accessible by road, rail and air.

Bathurst has much to offer visitors all year round with four distinct seasons, colonial history, farmstays, gold panning and many other outdoor activities.

Renowned as home of the world-famous Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, no trip to the city is complete without a lap of the circuit or a visit to the National Motor Racing Museum.

Birthplace of one of Australia’s most respected Prime Ministers Bathurst maintains Ben Chifley’s home as a tribute to him and his wife Elizabeth, providing a valuable insight into everyday life during the first half of the 20th century.

A city of many facets, Bathurst has beautiful parks, a large selection of sporting venues, many and varied conference facilities and all the conveniences and infrastructure of a modern city. Today Bathurst supports a variety of industries from education and agriculture to manufacturing and food processing.

Bathurst – a great place to live and a great place to visit.

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Nearest Airport: Sydney

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