Cnr Durham & Mitre Streets Bathurst
Discover all the fun of this exciting playground, ideal for kids of all ages. Bring along the bikes and take a ride around the bike education play space or experience the fun of the flying fox, swings, climbing wall and slides. With picnic tables, free electric BBQs and public toilets it’s a great place for a family outing.
Ash’s Speedway Museum
2/10 Bradwardine Road Bathurst | P 0414 240 164 | W ashspeedwaymuseum.co.au
This museum houses the largest collection of speedway memories in the Southern Hemisphere, featuring items dating back to the 1920s from Bathurst, Australia and all over the world as well as memorabilia from the days of local rider ‘Bluey’ Wilkinson who was World Speedway Champion in 1938 and other great stars.
Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum
224 Howick Street Bathurst | P 02 6331 5511 | W somervillecollection.com.au
Right in the heart of Bathurst in an historic school house is a display of close to 2000 fossil and mineral specimens from the world renowned Somerville Collection. The main features are the T.rex skeleton and Australia’s largest collection of fossils in amber – a must see for everyone.
10 Busby Street Bathurst | P 02 6332 1444 | W chifleyhome.org.au
The only marital home of Australia’s 16th Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth is open for guided tours at set times. Original household furnishings and personal belongings are on display as well as gifts that were presented to Ben Chifley during his time in office. The Education Centre next door features changing exhibitions and additional displays.
Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit
Bathurst | P 02.6332 1444 | W mount-panorama.com
For most of the year this scenic drive and world renowned motor racing circuit is a public road where visitors can drive a lap or two while paying attention to the two way traffic and 60krnh speed limit. Luxury accommodation, private residences and wineries can be found on the slopes of the Mount. For some it’s a rush, for others it’s a pilgrimage.
National Motor Racing Museum
Murrays Corner Mount Panorama Bathurst | P 02 6332 1872 | W nmrm.com.au
Alongside the motor racing circuit you’ ll learn about the history, personalities and achievements of Australian motor sport including speedway, solar, drag, rallying, open wheeler and of course touring cars. Of special interest is the history of motorcycle racing. Open every day, except Christmas Day.
Abercrombie Caves (Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve)
Goulburn Road Trunkey Creek | P 02 6368 8603 | W nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Apart from seeing the caves where bushrangers hid out in 1830 and the historic miners’ dance floor there are many other activities to do including bushwalking, fishing, bird watching, photography, fossicking or just relaxing. There’s plenty of room for camping too. The spectacular Grove Creek Falls are close by and worth a visit.