A culmination of ear ringing revs, and adrenaline-inducing speeds! That’s how to describe being pit side at the Bathurst Mount Panorama Circuit in the shortest possible time.
We could describe how the rumble of the floor echoes through your chest, or how the wind widens your eyes as cars zip past at top speeds – but we want to prioritise expediency. Because, at Bathurst, the only thing that matters is speed. The unusual track makes for some of the most gripping motorsport moments as professional drivers navigate past blind turns, winding hillside climbs and technical bends. Being among the action on any of the major race events is unlike anything else – it’s even more exciting to take to the famous track yourself.
Bathurst has cemented itself into sporting stardom with almost every Aussie and his dog able to list the NSW town when quizzed on motorsport. Since its inception in the 1930s, the Mount Panorama Circuit has enchanted racing enthusiasts and drivers alike because of how challenging the circuit is to maneuver through.
Despite how beloved it is by the racing community, it’s one of the most elusive tracks for amateur drivers. That’s because the track is only dedicated to racing for five action-packed events each year. For the remainder, it’s comprised of regular, public roads that snake through residential, farm and commercial areas. So for a rookie or a racing enthusiast looking to lap the famous Australian track, you only have one chance each year… but we’ll get back to that in a bit.
Soon, the roads will once again be transformed for the Bathurst 6-Hour, which spans across the Easter long weekend in April. The 6 Hour is a non-stop, endurance race event for production vehicles. Each field receives grids of over 40 cars, and the races run for, you guessed it, six whopping hours of high-speed action.
Man and machine will be put to their limits. Catch some of the most famous vehicle manufacturers battle it out for the top prize. Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, Ford, all will be present on the day.
Several ticket price points are available for the public, but you can’t get better than the Bathurst 6 Hour Club, which will set you up above the hallowed Mount Panorama pit lane, with uninterrupted track views in the Pit Lounge. You will also be treated to complimentary dining experiences and exclusive driver appearances and photo opportunities.
Adagold can deliver you directly to the NSW town in absolute comfort. Our Charter Specialists will tailor your private jet experience to suit your schedule and desires. You can depart and arrive at whatever time you wish! (subject to availability).
Worth A Visit Any Time Of Year
If you’re a self-proclaimed ‘petrolhead’, there’s value in visiting Bathurst outside of the race calendar. If you want to picture yourself in the driver’s seat while maintaining a more comfortable speed of 60km/h, a trip to the area is perfect any time of the year. It’s a great way to take photos and experience the dips, turns and overall atmosphere of the track.
While it’s enjoyable to coast along the world-famous track, it’s not the same as putting your foot to the floor, gliding along the straights and taking the sharp turns yourself – that’s where ‘Challenge Bathurst’ Comes in.
Go As Fast As You Like
If you’ve been wracking your brain for a perfect mates holiday, bucks party or business trip, the solution has arrived. There’s nothing better than turning a lap at Australia’s most famous racetrack.
Tick something off your bucket list that a majority of Australians can only dream about.
Challenge Bathurst is an exclusive opportunity to drive your own street car or track racing car on the famous Mount Panorama Racing Circuit. See what the motorsports icons rave about firsthand by tackling the 6.2km of bitumen yourself.
With Adagold, your Bathurst journey can be elevated to an entirely new level. What better way to thank your motorsport enthusiast clients and colleagues than by flying them for a hands-on experience at Australia’s best track? What’s better is all you need to focus on is your driving ability on the track; we can handle all other transport and accommodation.