Get away to country-cool Goulburn
Goulburn is a thriving regional city incredibly rich in heritage, contemporary services and natural beauty – making Goulburn the perfect destination to Visit, Live, Work and Invest.
Discover tales of significant heritage, admire the works of local and acclaimed artists, find adventure in unspoilt bushland, cruise the region’s open roads and indulge in some retail therapy and the regions locally grown produce.
All this, just 2 hours from Sydney, less than 1 hour from Canberra and just under 2 hours to the coast.
A Brief History
The region was traditionally a meeting place for many Aboriginal groups, then in 1818 Hume and Meehan first crossed the area where Goulburn was settled. On the 14th of March in 1863, 45 years later, Goulburn was declared Australia’s first inland City by a royal letters patent, issued by Queen Victoria.
Goulburn grew strong agricultural roots from the profitable wool industry. The cathedrals, a short-lived gold rush in the region and the development of the rail system further benefited the City’s growth. Grand historic buildings and homes that stand today illustrate perfectly how Goulburn was a very wealthy city during the 19th century
While you’re here…
- Learn about Australia’s industrial revolution at the Rail Heritage Centre and Historic Waterworks.
- Follow our Self-Guided Heritage Tour throughout the City.
- Stroll along Auburn Street and experience our traditional ‘Country Mile of Shopping’.
- Discover the new walking trail along the banks of the Wollondilly River – the perfect place for a family picnic.