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Bathurst Winter Festival 2019

A winter wonderland in the Central Tablelands.
By Ellie Grounds
June 17, 2019
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Bathurst Winter Festival 2019

A winter wonderland in the Central Tablelands.
By Ellie Grounds
June 17, 2019
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Grab your woollies and get ready to celebrate all things chilly at the Bathurst Winter Festival. The two-week event celebrates the magic of the colder months — just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't get out and have a fun time.

Located three hours' drive northwest of Sydney, the city of Bathurst will light up in a blaze of colour as interactive light installations project onto the town's historic architecture. Rug up and head along to the Winter Playground, where you can get your Nancy Kerrigan on at the ice-skating rink for $12. Kids and adults alike will enjoy riding the giant ferris wheel, too, and that's only five dollars a pop.

Held on the first and second Saturday, there will also be two all-day festival highlights. The first, Ignite the Night, will kick off the festival with local tunes, brews and light shows scattered around the village. The second, Brew and Bite, features heaps of food trucks offering gourmet food, along with lots of warm drinks, including the all-essential mulled wine and cider.

Spread across the town, much of the festival is free — making it a good excuse to get out of town for a weekend this winter.

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