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Fossil and Mineral Museum. Vince Lovecchio
Fossil and Mineral Museum. Vince Lovecchio
Machattie Park. Susan Wright. Tourism NSW
Machattie Park. Susan Wright. Tourism NSW
Night at Machattie Park. Susan Wright. TNSW
Night at Machattie Park. Susan Wright. TNSW
Railway Station at Bathurst. Tourism NSW
Railway Station at Bathurst. Tourism NSW
Bathurst Court House. Susan Wright. TNSW
Bathurst Court House. Susan Wright. TNSW
Mount Panorama. Tourism New South Wales
Mount Panorama. Tourism New South Wales
Exterior of Heritage Building. Tourism NSW
Exterior of Heritage Building. Tourism NSW
Mt Panorama Sheep. Hamilton Lund. TNSW
Mt Panorama Sheep. Hamilton Lund. TNSW

Bathurst Information

Bathurst in New South Wales is one of the oldest inland settlements being established in 1815 with a population of about 32,000 people. Bathurst gains its name from Lord Bathurst the colonial secretary and was originally inhabited by aboriginal people until the Frontier Wars in the 1820ís.

Famous for the Mount Panorama Bathurst racing events held every year in February and October, Bathurst has more to offer than just adrenalin car racing action.

The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is located in Bathurst which contains a fantastic collection of fossils and minerals. The collection even includes a fully complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton one of Australiaís only in existence.

Another point of interest in Bathurst is Abercrombie House, which is a magnificent historic mansion is built in 1870 by the Stewart family who were one of the first pioneers of Bathurst. Today the Morganís own the property and once a year it is open for visitors to see and marvel in its Historic and architectural charm.

Art lovers will enjoy the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery located in Keppel Street. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, the gallery boasts various collections of artwork which change over every six weeks. The Exhibition space at the gallery is nearly 400 square meters and caters for up to four exhibitions at any time.

More excitement can be found at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre located in William Street. Hosting performances weekly the centre comprises of three licensed bars, two foyers and an auditorium theatre which is shaped in an arch.

Bathurst also contains the National Motor Racing Museum. The museum is a tribute to the great Bathurst racing event and showcases some of the finest vehicles to have won the great race. It was in Easter 1938 that the race was officially first held and the race has been held yearly ever since around Easter time.

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Scenic Walk along Bathurst River Walkway. Photo Vince Lovecchio. Tourism NSW
Scenic Walk along Bathurst River Walkway. Photo Vince Lovecchio. Tourism NSW
Mt Panorama Racetrack in Bathurst. Photo Hamilton Lund. Tourism New South Wales
Mt Panorama Racetrack in Bathurst. Photo Hamilton Lund. Tourism New South Wales