Drought Conditions Bathurst/Orange and surrounding areas
Bathurst Shire Council in NSW is currently in drought. Level 3 water restrictions are currently in place which restricts the washing of vehicles but rest assured your vehicle will still be in top mechanical shape. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but trust you understand that Thrifty like the rest of the Bathurst community must conserve water until conditions change. Please remember that driving in drought conditions can be dangerous so slow down and stay safe during this difficult time.
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Things to see and do with a car rental in Bathurst
When you think of Bathurst, you immediately think of cars! Home to the Motor Racing Circuit where the famous Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 1000 take place, there are plenty of things to see and do to satisfy your car loving interests. Besides watching the races, there's also the National Motor Racing Museum to explore. The museum showcases the history and achievements of Australian motor sports and features a treasured collection of cars, bikes and other racing memorabilia.
For nature lovers, get ready to a trip back in time. The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is a popular attraction, featuring some of the finest and rarest specimens of mineral crystals and fossils from around the world. If you feel like a short road trip out of Bathurst, the Jenolan and Abercrombie cave systems are well worth a visit. Only an hour's drive from Bathurst, these limestone caves make for an adventurous day trip.
Want to step further back in time? Head to Abercrombie House for a wander around the 1870s establishment steeped in history and indulge in their delicious high tea experience.
For more road tripping ideas, vehicle and driving tips, take a look at the Thrifty blog!