Bathurst is a charming regional city located 200km west of Sydney in the New South Wales Central Tablelands district. The city is Australia’s oldest inland settlement and the site of the first gold rush in the country. Bathurst is connected to Sydney via the Great Western Highway and the Main Western Railway, taking between 2 to 5 hours to travel depending on what route you take. The Mitchell Highway also connects Bathurst to nearby Bourke while the Mid Western Highway connects the city to the town of Hay. Several other roads connect the region to places like Canberra, Goulbourn and Mudgee. Looking for car hire in Bathurst? Skedaddle have got you covered, offering the best price guarantee on rental cars from all major car hire companies operating in the region.
Things to see and do
If there’s one major attraction in Bathurst that you have to see – it’s Mount Panorama! The unique motor racing track is the home to the Bathurst 1000, Australian Grand Prix, Bathurst 12 Hour, and the Australian Touring Car Championships to name just a few. The circuit is just over 6km long with various features as it bends and winds around the mountain. There is a whopping 174m difference between Mount Panorama’s highest and lowest points, making for an exciting drive. Providing it’s not a race day, what better opportunity to take advantage of your hire car and see the spectacular views of the Bathurst region than by doing a lap of Mount Panorama? Better yet it is free for the public to do so. There is a strict 60km/h speed limit but that won’t stop you from zooming around Hell Corner, The Dipper and The Chase. Experience the thrills of Mount Panorama from your Bathurst car hire, brought to you by Skedaddle.