In 1938 the Mount Panorama Scenic Drive was opened to the public and became the home of motor racing in Australia.
It may have started its career as a dusty country track but Bathurst’s
Mount Panorama is now one of the world’s top three motor racing circuits,
Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit is 6.213 kilometres in length and 874 metres above sea level.
Mount Panorama is also the home of Australia's oldest rifle range and provides facilities for other sports such as archery and clay pigeon shooting, the Panorama Motorcycle Club, and, the Bathurst Light Car Club.
A driver training school, and a motorcycle Stay Upright Training school are run from the pit area.
The Council also owns and maintains a flora reserve on the top of the mountain.
Mount Panorama already hosts more than 300 events a year, including:
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 - V8 Supercars Round - the annual V8 Supercar Race
WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival
A ProCar 24 hour event
National or state hillclimb events
Promotional events, tour packages and annual meetings for some of Australia’s car clubs (of which there are over 250)
Mount Panorama is unique in its rural setting. There are over 40 private residences located around the circuit - inside and outside. Private businesses also exist on the Mount - including: luxury accommodation, a winery, restaurant and fruit orchard.
For more detailed information on the history of Mount Panorama visit the National Motor Racing Museum on the Mount.
The National Motor Racing Museum showcases an impressive array of motorcycle and car racing memorabilia from all over the country.
The Museum is is located at Murray's Corner, at the foot of Mount Panorama and is open every day (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)