The oldest island city of Australia, Bathurst, is situated at a distance of 200 kilometers to the west of Sydney. This city is, at times, referred to as the city of plains. It has played an essential part in the settling of Australia. It forms the abode of the very famous race, Tooheys 1000. Famous for its grand colonial architecture, the place houses a courthouse which is in Victorian Renaissance style and home to the Bathurst Historical Museum. Nearby, is the Sir Joseph Banks Nature Reserve which is a pleasant stop. The major tourist attractions in this area are the koalas, the kangaroos and wallabies. This beautiful city hosts its annual road race on the Mt. Panorama at the edge of the town.