Rolling countryside, wide open spaces, rugged bushland, living heritage, thrilling adventure and warm hospitality are just a few things you’ll find in Goulburn & Surrounds.
Goulburn was proclaimed Australia's first inland city by Royal Letters Patent by Queen Victoria in 1863 and will celebrate its 150th birthday in March 2013. Today much of the City's rich heritage remains with many buildings faithfully restored to their former glory. Since the completion of the bypass in 1992, Goulburn has continued to prosper and grow into the thriving and dynamic community that it is today.
You’ll find a wide selection of dining and accommodation choices with everything for a romantic weekend in a heritage B&B to a family holiday on a rural farmstay — and everything in between! Goulburn’s central location makes it the number one choice for conferences, weddings and other events.
Explore Goulburn’s rich heritage for yourself on one of the guided and self-guided walking tours. Marvel at the magnificent Cathedrals, or visit The Old Goulburn Brewery, the oldest working industrial complex in Australia. At the Rail Heritage Centre you’ll experience one of Goulburn’s most treasured historic working relics — the locomotive roundhouse. Take some time to reflect at the Rocky Hill War Memorial & Museum which stands sentinel over the City and provides unparalleled views of Goulburn & Surrounds.
Spend a rewarding day browsing Goulburn’s country mile of shopping, enjoy a picnic on the banks of the picturesque Wollondilly River or visit the quaint, friendly villages nearby.
With a wide range of attractions and events on offer year round, Goulburn is the perfect destination for a short break, a longer holiday or maybe even a tree change.