The cathedral city of Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland settlement and is steeped in rich history and culture. This is the place where gold was first discovered in Australia and a large number of the city’s most impressive buildings date back to the gold rush period, which took place in the 19th century.
Bathurst remains a thriving city to this day and the real estate market is particularly healthy. While there are plenty of property options to be found in the heart of the city, suburbs such as Eglinton, West Bathurst, South Bathurst, Gormans Hill and Windradyne Heights come complete with excellent amenities and also offer a strong sense of community. Kelso and Marsden Estate are two of the city’s newest suburbs and the houses here tend to be particularly modern and spacious.
Mount Panorama is one of Bathurst’s most famous landmarks. The city’s residents can often be found at this impressive racetrack and a number of special races and other types of events are held at Mount Panorama throughout the year.
Other local attractions include the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Chifley Home and the nearby Abercrombie Caves.
Bathurst’s central business district can be found on and around Durham, Russell, Howick, George and William Streets. This vibrant section of the city features a good collection of shops as well as plenty of restaurants, pretty parks and monuments.
The city of Sydney is situated around 200 kilometres to the east of Bathurst and this is one of the most popular day trip destinations among the residents of Bathurst. It takes less than three hours to reach the very heart of Sydney from Bathurst and there are plenty of pretty towns and villages to pause in along the way.