Unsurpassed Panoramic Views set on 8 acres of Parklands
Unsurpassed Panoramic Views set on 8 acres of Parklands

The historic Gold Panner Motor Inn is located just 5 minutes from Bathurst Airport and 10 minutes from the Bathurst CBD, offering a total of 34 totally refurbished rooms and now boast a stunning new Conference and Special Event space, Public Lounge and Business Centre for our new Corporate guests. With sweeping across the panoramic hills of the Greater Bathurst City landscape, the addition of 12 brand new Executive King and Queen Suites (each with it’s own private outdoor balcony) our accommodation is now unrivaled for comfort, style and opulence, with a complimentary buffet style Continental Breakfast for each and every guest.

Every room is located on ground floor ensuring easy access, all rooms with ensuite bathroom, reverse cycle air conditioning, high definition LCD TV, microwave oven, refrigerator, dining table, toaster, tea and coffee and of course ….FREE WI-FI !  All rooms are non-smoking and have ample secure parking right outside your door.  Parking for trailers and buses available with no additional costs.  Our state of the art swimming pool, BBQ facilities and children’s playground are all located on over 8 acres of well cared for parklands.

We now offer Executive King Suites each with its own private outdoor balcony, as well as self contained, two bedroom Family Units, Deluxe Queen and Twin Rooms.  All rooms are either brand new or completely re-furbished with a number of budget rooms still retained for our more cost-conscious traveller, and therefore we now proudly accommodate every taste and budget with friendly, professional staff who are dedicated to ensuring your stay at The Gold Panner is a pleasant and memorable one.

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The Gold Panner Motor Inn, located in the picturesque Central West tablelands, Sydney Rd, set high up and away from traffic noise on a magnificent hilltop with spectacular panoramic views. Our buildings have been recently revamped with extensive renovations providing fresh, modern accommodation and lodging in a great location in one of the greatest holiday spots in Australia.

We offer affordable accommodation just 10 minutes’ drive from Bathurst CBD and 10 minutes from Bathurst airport. Within close proximity to the Mount Panorama, several restaurants, the Macquarie River and associated activities like gold panning, fishing, and more.

Our motel has a wide variety of rooms for all budgets and guest needs Our self-contained units range from superior to standard and family to single bedroom with disability friendly access. Our motel also has large spaces for meetings, events, activities and group accommodation.

Featured amenities include free WiFi, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. We also have plenty of free parking, for trucks, trailers, buses, a large BBQ area with complimentary gas BBQ and a beautiful outdoor pool.

COMPLIMENTARY continental breakfast now served to every Gold Panner guest in our brand new Public Lounge !

The Gold Panner

“Thar’s GOLD in dem there Hills” : Gold was first discovered in the Bathurst region but it was not until 1851 that the famous Gold Rush period commenced that attracted a a new population explosion of those hoping to make their fortunes overnight.  The “Weales Family” (a very prominent local business family still to this day) designed and installed the original motel buildings and erected our “larger-than-life” Gold Panner Man who has long been an iconic feature of the Bathurst Landscape.  He proudly continues panning for gold each and every day right at the entrance to our property on the Great Western Highway at the southern end of town.  Famous not only for his endless tenacity panning for that rare nugget, he stands as a reminder of the pioneers who put our region on the map when fortunes were lost or found more than a century ago.

Watch over the coming months as our Gold Panner Man gets a new lease of life, and the dawning of a new era for the entire property over which he so diligently keeps watch.

Expression of Interest now go to all of our local community organisations as we invite you to dress, decorate and theme him to herald your community events.

Iconic Gold Panner Man
About The Hotel


All rooms on ground floor level and very quiet, no highway noise.

Unsurpassed panoramic views on 8 acres of Parklands.

Complimentary Continental buffet breakfast served in our new Lounge.

Conference, Meeting Rooms and Special Event rooms now available.

Free parking at the door of every room, including trailers.

Free Guest Laundry facilities.

Undercover large BBQ area for up to 150 guests.

Huge state of the art swimming pool.

New Corporate Business Centre has internet, wi-fi, phone, photocopying, etc

We are set on 8 acres of parkland with panoramic views of Bathurst.

We are set off the Highway for peace and quiet.

Bus and Truck Friendly

Room Types


All rooms are on ground floor level with free secure  parking right at your door, all are non smoking, have free Wi-Fi and INCLUDE  a very substantial Continental Breakfast for each and every guest.  All rooms have microwave, fridge, toaster and tea & coffee making facilities.

  • New Executive King and Queen Suites with private outdoor balcony
  • Fully self-contained Family 2 Bedroom Units with cooking facilities
  • Fully refurbished Deluxe Queen Rooms
  • Refurbished Deluxe Twin Rooms
  • Budget Queen Rooms
  • Standard Family Rooms
  • Reduced Mobility Rooms

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Good To Know

Reception is open from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm every day, with Late Check-In facilities available outside these hours


Check-in time

2.00 pm  –  9.00 pm

Check-out time

7:00 am  – 10:00 am



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

All children are welcome

Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

All older children or adults are charged AUD $25.00 per person per night when using existing beds.

Infants under 2 years charged AUD $25.00 for a cot/crib.

Supplements are not calculated in room tariff the total costs and are to be paid for separately during your stay.

All Cards accepted (except Diners). 3% surcharge applied to American Express.

Smoking in rooms will automatically incur a $250.00 Cleaning Fee.