Looking at Architecture: Historic Bathurst and District Country Weekend

The popular Looking at Architecture program returns this spring with a visit to private homes of unique heritage, historical and architectural significance in the Central West city and district of Bathurst in Wiradjuri Country.

When Governor Lachlan Macquarie proclaimed the site for Australia’s first settlement west of the mountains in 1815, he could hardly have envisaged the exciting modern university city of Bathurst.

Gateway to the golden west, Bathurst on the banks of the Macquarie River, surrounded by highly productive, agricultural countryside and historic country homesteads.  In the city a diverse range of architectural styles line the streets surrounded by well-kept gardens.

Amongst the town and country properties included are:

  • “Blackdown”, C1827 now, fully restored. Set on a rise above the city, surrounded by magnificent trees, sweeping lawns and lush gardens
  • “Alloway Bank” with cattle grazing in the nearby paddocks, dates from 1872, still with many of its original features and surrounded by a large garden
  • Historic “Wisteria House” and “Ranken Cottages” C1842 are fine examples of restoration and adaptive reuse

Should you plan to arrive ahead of the weekend, you will receive along with the itinerary, a curated list of interesting public places to visit.

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Event details

Join us on the next Looking at Architecture tour from 28 – 29 September 2024.

Please note: This is a self-drive event. Details of the properties to visit will be provided to ticketholders before the event. Uneven terrain may be experienced, it’s recommended participants consider this before booking.

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How to book

Ticket information coming soon.

Email lindesay@nationaltrust.com.au to pre-register your interest and be the first to know when tickets are on sale.



Contact Jane Griffiths on (02) 93632401 or email lindesay@nationaltrust.com.au


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