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Experience the Thrill of Driving Around Bathurst for Yourself

Updated on February 24, 2024
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TRAVEL -I love traveling, we have traveled around Australia 3 times and love to check out the different places.

Mount Panorama
Mount Panorama
Bathurst motor Museum
Bathurst motor Museum

Police Patrol

Before you consider experiencing this for yourself, be warned. The police often patrol this area to prevent them risking their lives speeding around it. Do not take the risk of being caught.

The Thrill of Bathurst

I have enjoyed watching the cars race around Bathurst at Mount Panorama for the last 40 plus years but had no idea how thrilling it must be for the race drivers. Some cars reach up to three hundred kilometers an hour. It makes you wonder how they could take some of these bends at high speed of over 300 k's an hour.

We decided to drive around it for ourselves although we did not speed. We drove between fifty and sixty kilometers, and that was fast enough because we were also busy taking heaps of photos.

Even at that speed it was amazing. You have to drive it yourself to experience the sharpness of those bends and turns. Also to see how high the road climbs and dips over this wonderful scenic mountain. The view of the surrounding countryside is fantastic.

A couple of the bathurst bends

Bathurst Museum

This is well worth the entry fee, allowing you to wander around the many exhibits, photos, and actual cars and motorbikes from years gone by. Enjoy movies of many different races from various displays around the museum. They even allow you to take photos of these great memorabilia exhibits.

Dick Johnsons mustang
Dick Johnsons mustang
Wayne gardeners bike
Wayne gardeners bike
some of the other cars
some of the other cars

Other Features

  • For two dollars you can obtain a coin to remind you of this truly great experience.
  • Or purchase posters of the drivers, tee shirts and various mementos.
  • Pictures do not do this justice. You need to live this experience yourself and then wonder how the drivers do it lap after hundreds of winding, climbing laps.
  • If you have the chance of driving on this track, do not miss out on this fantastic experience.

bathurst Australia:
Bathurst NSW 2795, Australia

get directions

© 2009 Eileen hughes


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