Post Tour


The ICOMOS General Assembly concludes in Sydney on 10 October We will leave a free day in Sydney, so as to arrive at Bathurst after the Bathurst 1000 Supercar race 8-11 October.

Principal guide: Dr Graham Lupp, author of the award-winning Buildings of Bathurst.
Organisers: Prof Miles Lewis, Honorary Life Member, CIAV; Graham Edds, Australian voting member, CIAV


0900hrs Depart Sydney from the Sydney International Convention Centre light rail station
  Travel to Bathurst via Old Bell’s Line of Road
  Visit ‘Hadley Park’, Castlereagh. It is difficult to overestimate the significance of this complex. As a building it is one of the earliest extant buildings in the colony, consisting of a c1806 slab cottage and a c1812 two storey house.
  Stop at the Mount Tomah cafe for lunch (own expense).
1430hrs Arrive Bathurst and check into your accommodation.
1530hrs Enjoy a driving tour of Bathurst, concluding at Bathurst Showground (James Hine, architect).  The Bathurst Showground site has been used for agricultural purposes since the founding of the settlement in 1815
  This evening enjoy a Mayoral Reception hosted by the Bathurst Regional Council.
  Remainder of the evening at leisure. Dinner at own expense. 

Accommodation: Bathurst Motor Inn, 87 Durham St, Bathurst x 3 nights

  Continental breakfast available
0900hrs Depart your accommodation for a walking tour of the Bathurst town square.

Visit Abercrombie House, with a presentation by Christopher Morgan followed by early lunch. Built in the 1870s by Bathurst pioneers the Stewart family, Abercrombie House has been the home of the Morgan family since 1969 and they have been restoring and maintaining the magnificent house and its outbuildings and grounds and sharing it with the community.

1300hrs Travel by coach to Ewins sod house Taradale, 209 Wombeyan Lane, on the Blayney to Millthorpe Road, Dr Joe & Kathy McRae.
  Continue ten kilometres to the town of Carcoar and see the works of Blacket, Barnet, Gell, Mansfield &c, followed by a visit to the town of Blayney.
  Continue the afternoon tour and travel to Barry and Mulgunnia Station, Trunkey Creek.
  Return to Bathurst via George’s Plains.
  Remainder of the evening at leisure. Dinner at own expense


  Continental breakfast available
  Depart your accommodation and travel by coach through the village of Wattle Flat and Sofola on the way to Hill End. Hill End is classified as a historical site by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). Enjoy a presentation and explore historic buildings and mine relics in this historic gold rush town.

Continue onto Turondale to view the corrugated iron Anglican church.

  Return to Bathurst travelling via Duramana. Visit Mountain View, Bridle Track Rd, 1865 and 1894. Owner Marcia Bonham.
  Remainder of the evening at leisure. Dinner at own expense



Continental breakfast available


Please settle any incidentals on your room account and check out of your hotel.

  Depart Bathurst for the return journey to Sydney, travelling via Wiseman’s Creek, Oberon, and the Great Western Highway. The journey will include:

  • O’Connell Hotel,
  • Lindlegreen
  • Clancy’s Hut, Lot 2 DP 1178831, Beaconsfield Road, O’Connell, c 1860, cob
  • Mountain View, Wisemans Creek, Oberon Shire, with a brief presentation by Ken Snowdon 
  • Little Hartley Village
  • Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath.

Stop at the Three Sisters, Katoomba


Return to Sydney International Convention Centre light rail station. We will aim for about 6.00pm but cannot guarantee this and participants should not book overseas flights unless very late in the evening.

Sydney accommodation is not included in the tour. Please make your own arrangements for accommodation on this night.

Accommodation Option 1: Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld x 1 night (Boutique 4 star) 

This is a preliminary itinerary and subject to change.

Tour Cost:
$793 per person based on double occupancy
$995 per person based on single occupancy

Tour Inclusions:
• Transport from and return to Sydney.
• Accommodation (as specified where possible).
NOTE: due to a motor racing event, accommodation will very tight in Bathurst. Participants should book this tour as soon as possible so accommodation can be secured on your behalf . Provisional bookings have been made but must be confirmed 3 months prior.
• Continental Breakfast daily and other meals as specified (Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D)
• Entry to properties, venues and sites as per the itinerary
• English speaking commentary. Site experts at certain sites.

Not Included
• Meals other than specified
• Personal expenses
• Beverages & anything not specifically mentioned

• Will involve walking, walking over uneven ground and for extended periods.
• Bring enclosed and comfortable walking shoes. Please note participants should not wear open footwear or sandals on rural properties or in the bush.
• Bring comfortable casual clothes, long sleeves against the sun and insects, sun hat, water bottle, sun screen.

Fitness level: Moderate

Minimum number of participants: 8

Maximum number of participants: 18

Is French speaking commentary available: No