Goulburn

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More than just a stop on the railway, Goulburn is a town surrounded by history with its agricultural roots and historical buildings. It is also home to several festivals taking place throughout Australia. Goulburn is a place where the arts meet the outdoors, offering a taste of inclusivity and culture in its activities. A short two-hour drive from Sydney makes it a quick getaway from the city and into the rural nature of life.

You won’t be able to miss the Big Merino, a large statue representative of the wool industry that is, in essence, an industry of the city itself. From there, take yourself on a tour through the town's historic buildings, through old homes and architecture in the Riversdale Homestead, various cathedrals, and end it all with a beer at the Goulburn Brewery.

To understand a bit more of the history, stop at the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre, located at the old railway station dating back from the 1860s. They can direct you to walking tracks, the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, where to eat and places to stay to make the most of your time.

Just beyond the town, catch a view from the top at the Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum. Goulburn is also home to several festivals including the Australian Blues Music Festival and the Steampunk Victoriana Fair, should you catch either one during your stay. Whichever way you choose to experience it, you’ll be amongst the art, history, and countryside beauty central Goulburn.