Autumn in Bathurst is the best season, the best reason to visit Australia’s oldest European settlement. From March to May the magnificent parks and tree lined streets of Bathurst are ablaze with the wonderful colours of autumn. Leaves of red, gold and orange cover the trees and pile up on the ground. It’s a great time to visit this historic city and region to celebrate the rich history and heritage.
Bathurst celebrates the season with a wealth of events and activities from fetes, fairs and markets to exhibitions, concerts and feasts. Special tours are created each year giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about the city’s past and discover its many hidden treasures. Cemetery walks with the Family History Group, visits to historic homes, walks around street blocks and a special heritage week all form a part of an exciting time.
Highlights of this year’s activities will be History Mystery tours, Friday night jazz at Abercrombie House, Museum Musters, Proclamation Day, Historic Churches tour and the Royal Bathurst Show. With so much happening there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Bathurst Visitor Information Centre puts together an Autumn Colours program each year to provide information on what’s happening and when. This is available from the centre and anyone wanting a free copy should call 1800 68 1000 or pop in to 1 Kendall Avenue next time you’re passing through. An electronic version is just a click away at visitbathurst.com.au\see and do.