Goulburn – Short Trip, Big Opportunity
Right now in Goulburn there’s a perfectly good view going unwatched.
Goulburn is a regional centre 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
Extensive white settlements flourished in the area during the 1820’s and a servicing township was planned in 1828 at the Wollondilly River locality near where Riversdale now stands. This site however was deemed unsuitable and a new town centre – now the central core of Goulburn’s Heritage Area – was established in 1833.
The town grew strongly in the 19th century and became a very important regional centre for law and church administration. Four courthouses have been built here and the central wings and gateway to the Goulburn Gaol began in 1833.
Royal letters patent issued by Queen Victoria on 14 March 1863 – Goulburn’s Birthday – established the Diocese of Goulburn giving Goulburn its city status and making it the colony’s first inland city
Things To Do
- Stroll along our traditional ‘Country Mile of Shopping’
- Explore Belmore Park in the city’s centre
- Follow our Self-Guided Heritage Tour
- Visit the Big Merino and learn about the regions wool history