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Things to do & see around Bathurst

Check out some of our suggestions for things to do in and around Bathurst

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Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Well worth a visit to the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. A major star of the collection is a 10 metre long Tyrannosaurus Rex - the only one in the country. There are several dinosaur eggs, a 40 million-year old lizard caught in amber and many rare minerals.
More info: https://www.somervillecollection.com.au/

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Mount Panorama Racing Circuit

Mount Panorama is home to the world famous Bathurst 1000 race. If there is no event happening when you visit you can take a drive around the track (it's a public road so 60km/h only). A must for any motor racing enthusiast.
More info: https://www.mount-panorama.com.au/

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Gold Panning

Bathurst and most of the surrounding villages were formed and populated during the first gold rush in the 1850's. Even today it is possible to find gold in many of the rivers and creeks around Bathurst. The Turon river is a 30 minute drive, why not borrow our gold pans try your luck at striking it rich!
Try here: Coles Bridge - Turon River, NSW How to find gold: Panning for Gold on the Turon river

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Bathurst Farmer’s Market

The markets are held on the fourth Saturday of each month from January to November and on the third Saturday of December. Gates are open to the public from 8 am to 12 noon. The markets are situated at the historic Bathurst Showground, Wander through the pavilions and sample or buy fresh regional produce. The market’s aim is to encourage stalls with goods that are grown and / or produced within the Bathurst and Central West Regions.
More info: https://bathurstfarmersmarket.com.au/

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Bathurst Miniature Railway

Welcome to Bathurst Miniature Railway Society. Running Day 3rd Sunday of the Month 10.30am to 2.30pm (weather permitting). We operate and maintain nearly 600 metres of track at the John Mathew’s sporting complex in Durham Street Bathurst. Over the years we have added many buildings, features and a lot more track for both your enjoyment and ours.
More info: https://www.bmrs.asn.au/

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Simmos Off Road Tours

Simmo's Offroad Tours specialise in fun & exciting Eco-Certified 4WD Tours for small groups. Simmo's tours are perfect for couples, families, or that special group of friends. Tours on offer include Wine & Food Safaris, Scenic 4WD Tours, 4WD Tag-a-Long Tours, Gold Panning Tours, Fishing expeditions, Extended Safaris and overnight Camping Adventures.
More info: https://www.simmosoffroadtours.com/