Bathurst Winter Festival

Date : 6 July 2024  to 21 July 2024

Address : Bathurst NSW, Australia

Suburb : Bathurst

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Come and join the Bathurst Winter Festival from Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July.

An initiative of Bathurst Regional Council, the Bathurst Winter Festival first came to life in 2015, as part of celebrations marking the bicentenary of Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s proclamation of Bathurst as a town. Since 2015 the festival continues to be owned, managed, operated and promoted by Bathurst Regional Council.

The annual festival extends across all sixteen days of the NSW winter school holidays.

Winter Playground

The Winter Playground is the heart of the Bathurst Winter Festival. In the Winter Playground you’ll find the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink, giant Ferris wheel, two-storey carousel, delicious food and all the wonder that the Bathurst Winter Festival has to offer. Plus, stay tuned for other fun additions joining the Winter Playground in 2024!

It’s open from 9am – 9pm daily.

Ice Skating

Don’t miss your chance to glide on the 30m outdoor McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink! To guarantee your spot, we strongly advise pre-booking your session in advance. These sessions are incredibly popular and often reach full capacity. Ice skating runs day and night. Sessions operate every hour between 9am – 9pm (last session starts at 8pm). Book.


After darkness falls, the CBD comes alive as light projections slash colour across some of Bathurst’s most historic buildings from sundown to 10pm every night of the festival. Wander the Illumination Light Walk taking you through the heart of Bathurst and watch as vibrant colours light up the night.

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