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Bathurst Holidays Overview
Bathurst is located only two and a half hours from Sydney and is a great place to visit. It combines the best of town and country lifestyles. A relaxed pace of life and warm friendly people, Bathurst is a vibrant community. Experience the beauty of Bathurst through four distinct seasons. See the changes with beautiful flowers in spring, occasional snow in winter and the changing colours of the leaves in autumn.
As the oldest inland settlement, Bathurst has seen many significant moments in history. Initially declared a townsite in 1815 and then a city in 1885, Bathurst became an important regional centre and gateway to inland New South Wales. The discovery of gold in 1851 escalated a strong growth in the region and today it has a rich historical culture.
The streets of Bathurst are lined with wonderful monuments, impressive buildings interspersed with beautiful parks each reflecting a part of the history of the city. Explore the streets on foot to uncover the marvellous features of Bathurst.
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Experience the culinary delights of Bathurst when you join the ‘Bathurst Slow Food Winter Winery Wander’. In June each year, the tour visits Bathurst wineries and an awaiting Chef on this adventure to delight your senses. The slow journey begins with the first winery and enjoys a wine to match the first course of Entrée and wonderful entertainment. The first main course and matching wine is served at the second winery. Enjoy the second main course and matching wine at the third winery. Dessert and another matching wine is provided at the fourth and final winery. Embrace this slow meandering journey through the Bathurst region enjoying the delights of wine and food.
Panorama Racing Circuit has many events throughout the year, but each October fans flock to Mount Panorama to be a part of history. The Supercheap Bathurst 1000 is 161 laps and is Australians most popular endurance race. Both fans and drives provide entertainment with a healthy rivalry existing between Holden and Ford. This tradition has existed for many years and will continue for many more. The atmosphere in race week is exhilarating with entertainment on top of the race keeping the excitement building.
The blue Mountains Winter magic Festival at Katoomba is a short drive from Bathurst. Held in June, this festival showcases the town of Katoomba with the biggest street party in Australia. The back drop of the Blue Mountains are breathtaking as the talents of the local community are shared with visitors. Enjoy the entertainment of jugglers, gymnasts, musicians, dancers, buskers, storytellers, poets and choirs to name a few. The entertainment is endless and is a wonderful family outing.
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Regional Express provides frequent flights to Bathurst from Sydney on a daily basis. Through the air link with Sydney, access is widened to provide access to other capital cities and regional centres. Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger all fly into Sydney from capital cities and regional centres throughout Australia.