Went on a day trip to Bathurst while my Mom was here. We gathered up our other friends and rented a bus for the day so everyone won’t have to stress about driving to and from. Bathurst is lovely and quiet town with pretty houses, vast wineries and friendly people.

Something about Bathurst:

Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South WalesAustralia. It is approximately 200 km west of Sydney and is the seat of the Bathurst Regional Council.

 Bathurst is the oldest inland settlement in Australia[2] and has an estimated population of 34,303 people.[1]Bathurst City is the 29th largest population area of the 135 regional NSW population areas in 2009. Residents of Bathurst are known as “Bathurstians”.

Bathurst is often referred to as Gold Country as it was the site of the first gold discovery and where the first gold rush occurred in Australia.[3] Today it is education, tourism and manufacturing that drive the economy. Internationally known racetrack Mount Panorama is also a landmark of the city. Bathurst has a historic city centre with many buildings remaining from the gold rush period of the mid to late 1800s. {source}

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)



What we did in Bathurst:
Sightsee. We walked around the town when we arrived in Bathurst. Took a lot of photos of structures made of beautiful architecture. 

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Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)

We saw the Mount Panorama Circuit, a motor racing track where the Bathurst 12 Hour race is held every February. There were a fair bit of bikers that waved hello to us when they saw me taking their photos.
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)

We had lunch at a park on top of Mount Panorama. Together with family and friends we had a feast of home cooked meals.
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Taste their wine. Our bus driver was able to find a winery company which accommodated us on a Saturday. The owners of Mt Panorama Winery (117 Mountain Straight Mt Panorama, Bathurst) welcomed us with happy smiles and lots of wine bottles to taste. 

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)


Even their dog was friendly enough to join us during the wine tasting. She even stayed still so I can take a photo of her.

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)

The Husband had to pat her goodbye before we left.
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)


Have coffee, pie and ice cream.  When in Bathurst, visit Annie’s Ice Cream Parlour right on the corner of George and Church Streets. The restaurant’s theme brought us back to the 60’s as Elvis and other popular icons’ photos from the 60’s era are found on the walls of the shop. They make good coffee and serve homemade ice cream (must try!). And this was where I got to taste the best apple pie ever!

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)

Their apple pie’s filled with chunky and sweet apple slices, it was sooooo good. Served hot and perfect with a sprinkle of icing sugar and cream on the side.
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)


On our way to Bathurst:
I always enjoy the scenic routes of any travel in Australia during road trips. With the bluest skies and vast landscapes, I’m always in awe of the beautiful sceneries outside of my window.

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)



We had a quick stopover at Echo PointKatoomba in Blue Mountains. This was where we had morning tea so we took this opportunity to marvel at the fog surrounding the Three Sisters Mountain.

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)
Wanderlust Wednesdays: Bathurst (NSW, Australia)

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