It’s hard to describe Bathurst, NSW, without using words like “quaint” and “charming”, so let’s just get it out of the way: it is definitely those things.
But it will also surprise you with roaring race cars, internationally acclaimed museums and tons of places to explore. Book your car hire in Bathurst, pack up the boot and don’t forget your sense of adventure.
Gentleman (and ladies), start your engines…at the Mount Panorama Circuit. Yes, you can drive your Bathurst car rental on it! It’s a public road when there are no races, but don’t think you can speed around it like a Formula 1 driver. It’ll be more of a leisurely drive as your observe the 60km/h speed limit, but you’ll still experience its famously steep hills and fierce corners.
Ever seen a 2000 million-year-old garnet (or a 2000 million-year-old anything, for that matter?) The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum has some of the rarest minerals and fossils in the world, plus a life-size T-Rex skeleton. Bathurst accommodation downtown will put you steps from this “dino-mite” museum.
Ready to “cave” in to adventure? You’ve got a few options if you want to get your limestone on. If you’re going for majestic, take your Bathurst car hire to Abercrombie Caves, 70km southwest. With its huge archway, marble-lined entrance and live entertainment on a historic stage, this is one impressive hole in the ground.
If you’re looking for adventure, Jenolan Caves, 75km southeast, are right up your alley. Abseil (that’s a fancy word for “descend”) into Elder Cave and explore the Crystal Chamber and the Chapel during a tour fit for Indiana Jones.
Race cars, dinosaurs and the chance to pretend you’re a mystery-solving archaeologist…is there anything Bathurst holidays don’t have? The answer to that is no, especially when you book car hire right here on Wotif. So do it. Indy would want you to!