Top 3 Ways to Keep Entertained off the Track While Attending the Bathurst 12 Hour

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Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour 2018

The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is a race for GT3, GT4 and invited specialised endurance vehicles held annually in early February. The race is recognised around the world as one of the most significant races for GT vehicles on the calendar. Leading car brands such as Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Nissan, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, McLaren, Bentley and Aston Martin will all compete to win both your attention and of course the main prize. Are you planning on heading to Mount Panorama over the Bathurst 12 Hour 2018 dates? Well, don’t be surprised to see big crowds of enthusiastic moto fans in attendance. Find some down time pre or post event via the Sportsnet Holidays guide to the best ways to keep entertained while attending Bathurst 12 hour. More info below…

1. Explore the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains
Mountain range in New South Wales, Australia
Blue Mountains Mountain range in New South Wales, Australia Credit:

Get back to nature. Unwind from the Bathurst 12 Hour Endurance Race hype and head to the beautiful Blue Mountains. There’s many epic vantage points to take panoramic holiday snaps of this stunning mountain landscape. Here’s our pick of family friendly sites in the area
Jenolan Caves – Top of the list for good reason. The Jenolan Caves are an awe-inspiring collection of natural limestone formations buried within the stunning mountainside. They are the largest & most spectacular caves in Australia. A tour of the caves is an outstanding and affordable adventure for all ages.

Bushwalking – The Blue Mountains have a tonne of gentle bushwalking tracks and some solid hiking circuits. The Three Sisters lookout is the most accessible, a brief 1km trek and you’re at one of Australia’s most picturesque and culturally significant places. Step it up a notch and take walk on the wild side with the Prince Henry Cliff Walk – a 7km loop through pristine forest and fresh mountain air.
Katoomba – is the gateway town to the Blue Mountains. It’s a quaint town filled with delicious café’s, art galleries and heritage listed buildings. Tip; head to the Old City Bank Bar for an old-fashioned English pub experience.

2. Horse Riding in Oberon

High Country Trail Rides - Bathurst
High Country Trail Rides - Bathurst Credit:

Horse riding in the quintessential Aussie high country! Oberon is the perfect place to visit for a daytrip. The area enjoys lovely high country weather with classic summer days, occasional winter snows and cold frosty nights, ideal for a log fire story telling session with friends. Book your scenic horse ride and return to fire up the BBQ or camp oven and enjoy a country style cook out. There’s loads of friendly farm animals all over this awesome property. Note: Kids love the in ground Olympic trampoline, table tennis and air hockey set.

3. Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

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Abercrombie Caves, Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve Credit:

Sportsnet Holidays offer a nice selection of Bathurst 12 Hour camping 2018 packages. We figure if you’ve got your swag and everything else in tact after the race why not drive 80 clicks south west of Bathurst and slow down the pace. Set in a peaceful valley, Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve is a spectacular place to visit. Abercrombie Caves boasts the largest natural arch in the southern hemisphere, as well as a number of other grand, richly decorated caves. This region is a delight to explore! There’s great trout fishing and you can even try your luck at gold fossicking. Camp out or book a cabin, just make sure you go! For availability and pricing click here quick, February is coming up fast.

2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Packages & Deals

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2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Packages & Deals

There’s action on and off track at the Bathurst 12 Hour. From car displays, through to boutique bars, and an impressive merchandise alley, the event has plenty to offer. The race attracts some of the best domestic and international drivers in the world and hosts various autograph sessions during the fun fuelled weekend. Sportnset Holidays will take you and your friends and place you LIVE at the starting line. Our range of Bathurst 12 Hour packages include event admission, both central hotel and/or tent city accommodation and a range of exclusive Sportsnet guest perks. Summer racing combined with the best of regional NSW exploration never looked better.