Things to do
NRMA Bathurst Panorama Holiday Park is located only 4kms from Bathurst town centre and makes a great base to explore the wonders of the central west. Visit the Bathurst Mount Panorama Racing Circuit, National Motor Racing Museum, or do a day trip to the Jenolan Caves, Abercrombie Caves, Zig Zag Railway, Blue Mountains Three Sisters or Hill End.
Make the pilgrimage to Mount Panorama to see the legends of past and future push their cars, team and themselves to the limits to be immortalised at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Be there for the power, the noise and heart stopping atmosphere across four thrilling days of racing action held annually each year.
Bathurst Winter Festival
Join in on all the festivities around the Bathurst Winter Festival as the town celebrates creativity, and all that is unique to the region. Food, mulled wine and ice skating… what more could one want when embracing this towns winter wonderland. The festival runs during the winter school holidays. To find out more: bathurstwinterfestival.com.au
Explore the great outdoors with Detour Adventures, sit back and enjoy your adventure in the comfort of a spacious, air-conditioned Toyota Landcruiser. You can choose from a range of exciting 4WD off-road tours, tag-a-long tours, scenic drives, wine tasting tours or explore the old silver and gold mining ruins.
The Jenolan Caves, located just an hour’s drive from the park, are amongst the oldest in the world. Explore 9 spectacular caves, with pure underground rivers and astonishing limestone formations. A consistent 15 degrees Celsius all year round, enjoy a guided walking tour day or night. There are bushwalks and underground activities to suit al fitness levels.
The entrance to the Abercrombie Caves is through the majestic Archway, solid masses of marble decorate the walls of the caves highlighted by the soft natural light from entering each end. The caves are surrounded by native bush on a 1400-hectare Nature Reserve, with swimming holes in the creek as well as a public fossicking area. The Abercrombie Caves are located just an hour’s drive from the park.
Zig Zag Railway
The Zig Zag Railway, located just over an hour’s drive from the park, is a full size, narrow gauge tourist railway in the Blue Mountains. Built in the 1860s, the line was constructed to transport people and produce form the western plains of NSW to Sydney. No longer in commission, the trains and tracks are maintained by the Zig Zag Railway Co-op, a not-for-profit co-operative.
The Three Sisters are an unusual rock formation in the Blue Mountains, their names are Meehni (922m), Wimlah (918m), and Gunnedoo (906m). To see the Three Sisters up close you can complete the Three Sisters Walk in Katoomba, offering some of the most iconic views in the Blue Mountain National Park.
Hill End is a well-preserved colonial goldmining town where you can stroll through the historic streets. At the peak of the gold rush, the town had a kilometer of shops, some of which still stand. You can also experience what it was like in a colonial underground mine at the Bald Hill Tourist Mine.
National Motor Racing Museum
The National Motor Racing Museum celebrates and showcases the history of Australian Motor Sport including speedway, solar, drag, rallying, open wheeler, sports care as well as touring cars.
Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum allows you to explore the natural history of our planet, you can view ancient specimens that have been uncovered from deep within the earth. The museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection.
Annie’s Ice-Cream Parlour
Annie’s Ice-Cream Parlour is a must visit in Bathurst. Themed décor, including posters of Elvis and a jukebox will make you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into an American diner. Treat the kids to an ice-cream or a hot chocolate.
Church Bar + Woodfired Pizza
Located in Ribbon Gang Lane, Church Bar and Woodfired Pizza is housed in the old Anglican Church School House. Catering for the young and the young at heart, the impressive location is causal and family friendly.
The world famous European-inspired garden, Mayfield, has become a magical backdrop for ‘farm to folk’ dining, seasonal festivals and weddings. Visitors are encouraged to forage and eat from the three-acre Kitchen Garden. Join a guided tour, or catch a mini bus to see the six-acre Water Garden, row across the lake and play croquet.