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Goulburn Area

  • Saint Saviour's Anglican Cathedral


Arts, culture and heritage in Goulburn

Named after Henry Goulburn, the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, Goulburn was a major centre for wool and became Australia's first inland city in 1863. Take a self-guided walking tour to admire the city's architectural heritage in its fine buildings and cathedrals.

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About Goulburn Area

This fascinating region, two hours' drive south-west of Sydney, is proud of its colourful past. With a history that includes explorers, gold-diggers and bushrangers, Goulburn was settled by colonials who forged a city from the bush. Today, Australia's first inland city offers an array of historic buildings, an energetic rural culture and country cuisine. Charming villages in the district include Binda, Laggan, Taralga and Gundaroo.

There are plenty of things to do in the Goulburn area. Take a self-guided walking or cycling tour of the city, go fishing in Crookwell's sparkling streams or Wyangla Dam, or enjoy country cycling at its best on the quiet roads around Gunning.


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Local areas

  • Crookwell Sitting high on the Great Dividing Range, Crookwell's charm includes historic buildings and four distinct se
  • Goulburn Goulburn, Australia's first inland city, is rich in history. See the Historic Waterworks and the Rail Herita
  • Gunning At Gunning, join the 440-km Hume and Hovell Walking Track, visit Pye Cottage and shop local markets.
  • Taralga Gaze in awe at the Wollondilly and Junction caves in Wombeyan Caves or take a self-guided tour of the Figtre

Explore Goulburn Area

Children, Murray river by Rob Blackburn; Destination NSW
Emmylou paddle steamer by Rob Blackburn; Destination NSW