Goulburn, NSW



Goulburn Attractions

Belmore Park

Belmore Park is the heart and soul of Goulburn. It has been, and continues to be, the place where people gather to celebrate events in the life of the city. The park has manicured lawns, landscaped gardens, a glasshouse conservatory, fountain, footpaths and many beautiful big trees including an oak tree that was planted by Lady Belmore in 1869 that now gives lots of shade with seating under the canopy. There is also a Boer War Memorial, a Cenotaph, a Meridian Plaque, a Band Rotunda, children’s playground, picnic tables, public toilets plus wheelchair accessible toilet and a public phone.

It is situated in the centre of the city and contained within Auburn, Market, Sloane and Montague Streets, with plenty of parking around the perimeter of the park. Caravan parking is available in the Information Centre car park which is at the Sloane Street end of the park.

Caroline Chisholm Mosaic

Caroline Chisholm was an Australian pioneer, known as the ‘Emigrants Friend’ who established barracks for homeless women and children in many areas of the colony including Goulburn. The mosaic is a tribute to her work and is the creation of mosaic artist Nola Diamantopoulos. The mosaic was installed on the concreted-in window behind the organ on the northern transept of Saint Peters and Pauls Old Cathedral. Although it is half way up the wall it can easily be seen from the outside of the church.

The cathedral is located on the corner of Bourke Street and Verner Street.

Embroidered Wall Hanging

This large wall hanging is on display at the Goulburn Library. It was created by the Goulburn Embroiderers Group and depicts architectural features of the city. The library is located at 184-194 Bourke Street.

www.goulburnaustralia.com.au/Attractions/EmbroideredWallHanging.aspx

Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum

The Waterworks Museum portrays the story of Goulburn's early water supply from the first horse and cart bringing barrels of water to town, through to the magnificent Appleby Brothers Beam Engine and the introduction of electric pumps. The buildings and engines have remained intact and are of national significance and now protected by a permanent conservation order. The pump house and the working steam engines are usually operational once a month. Check for these time on the website. The café is also open on the days of the ‘steaming’. The grounds, which are set on the banks of the Wollondilly River, are an ideal rest stop with tables and seating supplied. The museum is open to the public on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and entry is by gold donation with proceeds going towards the upkeep of the engines, buildings and grounds.

From the north, veer left off the Hume Highway at the Goulburn exit. Follow this road towards Goulburn for 6 kilometres then turn right in the centre of Goulburn, onto Goldsmith Street (signposted to Crookwell). Travel 1 kilometre then take the third exit at the roundabout onto Fitzroy Street. Travel 1 kilometre then turn left immediately after the Gehl Garden Centre. Follow this road to the Waterworks Museum. The gates are shut on days that it is not open.

From the south, veer left off the Hume Highway at the Goulburn exit. Travel 3.5 kilometres turn right towards Sydney, then turn left after 450 metres towards Sydney. Travel 900 metres along Auburn Street then turn left in the centre of Goulburn onto Goldsmith Street (signposted to Crookwell). Travel 1 kilometre then take the third exit at the roundabout onto Fitzroy Street. Travel 1 kilometre then turn left immediately after the Gehl Garden Centre. Follow this road to the Waterworks Museum. The gates are shut on days that it is not open.

www.goulburnwaterworks.com.au

Old Goulburn Brewery Complex

The Goulburn Brewery is the oldest surviving brewery and industrial complex in Australia. It has been restored to it's original functions reproducing the original ales and stouts made by traditional processes since 1836. The Brewery Complex is made up of the steam flourmill, malt house, tobacco-curing kiln, cooperage, mews, stables and workers cottages. The Brewery Hotel is open daily, serving fine ales and good food, the tearoom serves light lunches and Devonshire teas, and the restaurant provides lunch and dinner daily. There are conducted tours every Sunday at 10.00, other days by appointment or you can self-guide anytime during opening hours.

From the north, veer left off the Hume Highway at the Goulburn exit. Follow this road towards Goulburn for 6.5 kilometres then turn left onto Clinton Street (Kennards Hire is on the corner). Take the 1st right onto Sloane Street, then the 2nd left towards Bungendore and Braidwood. The brewery is 650 metres on the left.

From the south, veer left off the Hume Highway at the Goulburn exit. Travel 3.5 kilometres then turn right onto Clinton Street (signposte dto Sydney). Follow this street to the end, turn right at the T-intersection onto Sloane Street, then take the 2nd left towards Bungendore and Braidwood. The brewery is 650 metres on the left.

www.goulburnaustralia.com.au/Attractions/GoulburnBrewery.aspx

Rocky Hill War Memorial

The memorial on Rocky Hill was built as a lasting tribute to the men and women from Goulburn and district who served during World War I between 1914 and 1918. The stone and concrete tower, standing 20 metres high, was opened in 1925. Inside the tower is a tablet inscribed with the names of those who enlisted from the Goulburn district. The lookout gallery at the top of the memorial provides spectacular views over Goulburn and surrounds. On top of the memorial is a very powerful light which rotates 360 degrees and is used to spot aircraft. A collection of World War I artefacts is housed in the adjacent cottage, with weapons, personal items used by soldiers, memorabilia and medals on display. The lookout is open daily from 7.00am to 5.00pm and the museum is open 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public and school holidays.

From the north, veer left off the Hume Highway at the Goulburn exit. Follow this road towards Goulburn for 6.5 kilometres then turn left onto Clinton Street (Kennards Hire is on the corner). Take the 1st right onto Sloane Street, then immediately left onto Blackshaw Road. Travel 2.5 kilometres then turn right onto Park Street. Follow this street which becomes Hetherington Street for 1.5 kilometres then turn left onto Memorial Drive. Follow this narrow sealed road up to the memorial.

From the south, veer left off the Hume Highway at the Goulburn exit. Travel 3.5 kilometres then turn right onto Clinton Street (signposted to Sydney). Follow this street to the end, turn right at the T-intersection onto Sloane Street, then immediately left onto Blackshaw Road. Travel 2.5 kilometres then turn right onto Park Street. Follow this street which becomes Hetherington Street for 1.5 kilometres then turn left onto Memorial Drive. Follow this narrow sealed road up to the memorial.

www.goulburn.nsw.gov.au/Community/Museum2.aspx

The Big Merino

The Big Merino is a 3 storey structure measuring 15 metres high and 18 metres long and estimated to weigh in the vicinity of 100 tonnes. It was built as a monument to the Goulburn and district wool industry. Underneath this monstrosity there is café and a gift shop displaying quality wool products, souvenirs and locally made produce such as jams, chutneys and sauces.

Located on the corner of Hume and Sowerby Streets. Turn off the Hume Highway at the southern entrance to Goulburn onto Hume Street. The big merino is located on the right hand side at the first roundabout.

www.bigmerino.com.au

Victoria Park Rose Garden

The best time to see this park is from November to March when the roses are blooming at their best. There are as many as 1,500 roses in the garden and 100 varieties, which are all named for easy identification. As you walk through the rose beds the aroma is tantalising. Also in the park there are covered picnic tables, barbecues, public toilets which are wheelchair accessible and near by there is an oval, playground and bike tracks which can be accessed from Faithfull Street.

From the north, veer left off the Hume Highway at the Goulburn exit. Follow this road towards Goulburn for 6 kilometres then turn right in the centre of Goulburn, onto Goldsmith Street (signposted to Crookwell). Travel 1 kilometre then take the 1st exit at the roundabout onto Deccan Street. Victoria Park is 200 metres.

From the south, veer left off the Hume Highway at the Goulburn exit. Travel 3.5 kilometres turn right towards Sydney, then turn left after 450 metres towards Sydney. Travel 900 metres along Auburn Street then turn left in the centre of Goulburn onto Goldsmith Street (signposted to Crookwell). Travel 1 kilometre then take the 1st exit at the roundabout onto Deccan Street. Victoria Park is 200 metres.

www.goulburnaustralia.com.au/Attractions/Victoria-Park-Rose-Gardens.aspx

Wollondilly River Walk

The Wollondilly River Walking Trail takes approximately four hours. It follows the Wollondilly River and takes in many of Goulburn’s well-known historic sites plus there are picnic facilities available along the way. Of course you can start and finish wherever you choose so for more details contact the Visitor Information Centre which is on the corner of Sloane and Montague Streets.

This page last reviewed on 1 Dec 2016