Bathurst, Central Tablelands, Central West NSW; a city of the beginnings of Australian colonial settlement in Australia, being Australia's first inland settlement in 1815 after passage through the Blue Mountains was discovered.
Situated on the banks of the Macquarie River, Bathurst experienced rapid growth in the 1850's after gold was discovered.
Bathurst is one of Australia's fastest-growing, modern regional cities and is about 3 hours tour bus ride from Sydney.
Best known for the car racing circuit at Mount Panorama and the annual Bathurst 1000 (1,000km tour car race) V8 Supercar Championship Series.
Bathurst has fantastic restaurants, cafes and accommodation.
Bathurst provides a host of tour group activities including hot air ballooning and other adventure activities; horse riding, fishing and cave exploring; historic buildings, the Fossil & Mineral Museum, wineries, art galleries and of course the Bathurst 1000 car race.