Lake Bathurst

Visitors can see flocks of birds

A beautiful tree-lined village with remarkable 19th century buildings.

Lake Bathurst is a tiny but charming tree-lined village located 32 kilometres south-east of Goulburn, the village is home to a number of farm stays and B&B’s.

The lake itself (now surrounded by private property) is a shallow lake with a surface area that varies between two and ten square kilometres. Being a wetland haven for wading birds, at different times throughout the year, visitors can see large flocks of birds travelling between the coast and inland.

A Brief History

Lake Bathurst was discovered by Hamilton Hume and Surveyor Meehan on an expedition through the area in 1818. Local settlement dates from 1826. The village has several surviving buildings from the 19th century including the old school house, Anglican Church and the old church hall.

Things To Do

  • Historic Buildings 
  • Take Tourist Drive 8 from Goulburn and enjoy the stunning rural scenery. 

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