Bathurst holds the distinction of being one of Australia's oldest inland settlements, and continues to thrive with as much activity today as it did in the 19th century. When the Gold Rush hit NSW, Bathurst took on the brunt of the prospectors and continues to bare the marks today - despite its extremely modern business district, car rental is the way to make your way around the town and you'll soon see some of the grand old colonial buildings that sprung up in this gateway to the goldfields and the quaint charm that still exists in the quieter areas.
Gold and the Charles Sturt University in Bathurst attract a host of people from all walks of life, and a hire car is the safest and easiest way to make your way around the city and beyond. If you are not keen to pan for gold yourself in the Turon River, or take a hot lap around the world-renowned Bathurst 1000 car race course, hiring a car from Bathurst is also your ticket to the wine regions of Mudgee and Orange further west, where country air, an inquisitive tongue and relaxation are the orders of the day.
If you are planning a trip back into Sydney from Bathurst University for example, or perhaps desiring a weekend in the serene Blue Mountains, local car rental depots will help you get on your way.
1. Head west towards George St 38 m
2. Exit the roundabout onto Piper St 450 m
3. Turn right at Mid Western Hwy 900 m
4. Turn left at Durham St Go through 1 roundabout 1.6 km
5. Continue onto Eglinton Rd 2.2 km
6. Turn left at Westbourne Dr 290 m
7. Turn right at Ophir Rd 400 m
8. Continue onto Howarth Cl 210 m
9. Continue onto Ophir Rd
You will find Abercrombie House on your left 2.1 km