Things to Do in Goulburn NSW
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Garroorigang Historic Home, Braidwood Road Goulburn. Phone: 4822 1912
Built as an Inn by 1859, this beautiful home is still owned by descendants of Hamilton Hume. The antique furniture is original and there are many interesting items of Australiana of the Victorian times, including relics of the convict and bushranging eras.
Opening hours: By appointment.
Old Goulburn Brewery, 23 – 31 Bungonia Road Goulburn. Phone: 4821 6071
Designed by famous colonial architect Francis Greenway, The Old Goulburn Brewery is Australia's oldest surviving Brewery. Restored to original functions, the Brewery reproduces the original ales and stouts made there by traditional processes since 1836. Guided tours allow visitors to explore the brew hall and tower, steam mill and maltings, tobacco curing kiln, cooperage and workers cottages.
Riversdale, Twynam Drive Goulburn. Phone: 4821 4741
Riversdale is a charming and unspoilt part of Goulburn's early history. Built in part as a coaching inn with stables and later as a large family home and working property, this splendid old residence and beautiful grounds form a wonderful example of Georgian architecture and gracious living.
Kenmore Hospital Museum, Taralga Road Goulburn. Phone: 4827 3412
Step back into a 19th Century Psychiatric Asylum in the Kenmore Hospital Museum. Set in acres of gardens, Kenmore Museum has been created in an old ward displaying memorabilia of the psychiatric hospital and its role over a century. Displays change annually, and allow visitors to view the gardens, century old buildings and Federation architecture.
St Saviour's Cathedral, Bourke Street Goulburn. Phone: 4821 2206
Designed by architect Edmund Blackett, St Saviour's Cathedral, (built in 1874-1888), is one of the finest examples of Blackett's work, and one of the last great cathedrals of its style ever built. The Cathedral expresses the grace, care and forethought of a great architect at the height of his powers.
Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre, Braidwood Road Goulburn. Phone: 4821 1210
The Rail Heritage Centre features a heritage rail workshop, which is open for inspection. Other features include the Roundhouse, which was opened in 1918, veteran diesel locomotives and rolling stock under restoration.
Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum, Fitzroy Street Goulburn. Phone: 4823 4492
The Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum is the only steam-driven municipal water supply in the Southern Hemisphere still in its original location and in working order. Located on the banks of the Wollondilly River, the Waterworks contains the pump house, the boiler room and the original fireman's cottage situated at the rear.
Goulburn War Memorial & Museum, Memorial Road Goulburn. Phone: 4823 4492
The Goulburn War Memorial and Museum is situated on Rocky Hill and was built in 1925. Rocky Hill War Memorial, a 20-metre tower, was built by public subscription in 1923 to honour locals who fought and died in World War I. The Museum is located adjacent to the War Memorial, and features a collection of military artefacts and personal items used by soldiers in the two World Wars.
St Clair Folk Museum and Archives, 318 Sloane Street Goulburn. Phone: 4823 4492
A typical example of early provincial colonial villa of its period, the museum and archive collection comprises period furniture, bric a brac, clothing, framed portraits, photographs, Goulburn newspapers, parish maps, historic files, scrapbooks, diaries, journals from early pioneer families and some personal items belonging to Caroline Chisholm and Miles Franklin.
1880s Classroom, 23 – 31 Bungonia Road Goulburn. Phone: 4821 9591
Adults and children can all benefit and enjoy time in the 1880's Classroom. Lessons are set in a room with brick floor, low ceilings with huge beams and small pane windows within the Old Goulburn Brewery. Adult groups can enjoy the convenience of three activities on one site: a one-hour session in the classroom, morning, afternoon tea or lunch, and a tour of the Brewery.
Big Merino, Hume Street Goulburn. Phone: 4822 8013
The "World's Biggest Merino", is a 3 storey structure of concrete and steel measuring 15.2 metres high, 18 metres long and weighing in at 97 tonnes. Features a gift shop specialising in quality wool products and uniquely Australian items, an static display featuring the history of the wool industry, and a lookout through the sheep's eyes.
Historic Lansdowne Park, 35 Bungonia Road Goulburn.
Phone: 4821 8653
Goulburn's oldest homestead, the historic Lansdowne Park, has the old world charm of a bygone era. Lansdowne Park was the termination point of the Great South Road (now Hume Highway), and as settlement spread and the South Road became busier, the stables at Lansdowne were used by Cobb & Co. Enjoy a tour of the homestead, Ballroom, Convict Gaol, and Jewish Synagogue.
Opening hours: By appointment.
Pelican Sheep Station, Braidwood Road Goulburn. Phone: 4821 4668
A working sheep property situated 10km south of Goulburn; the Pelican Sheep Station offers guests a unique trip into traditional Australian country life. Visitors can see a sheep shearing demonstration, cuddle the lambs (when available), watch the day to day running of the station, enjoy a bushwalk and catch a glimpse of kangaroos and other native wildlife. Opening hours: By appointment.
Wakefield Park, Braidwood Road Goulburn. Phone: 4822 2811
For the ultimate adrenalin day, visit Wakefield Park, one of NSW's premier motor racing circuits. Positioned on 130 acres of cleared land, Wakefield Park is open every weekend and most weekdays throughout the year. In addition to the race meetings, Wakefield Park also provides group events for V8 Racing Cars, as well as professionally instructed drive day events.
Opening hours: By appointment.
Bungonia State Conservation Area, 838 Lookdown Road Bungonia. Phone: 4844 4277
Bungonia State Conservation Area covers a strip of the Southern Tablelands from the spectacular limestone country east of Marulan, southwards along the escarpment to the west of the Shoalhaven River. Bungonia features amazing lookouts with views of the Bungonia Gorge, Falls and Canyon. A variety of bushwalks can be enjoyed by all, with varying lengths and degrees of difficulty.
Opening hours: Daily, 9am – 5pm.
Bywong Town, 35 Bywong Town Road Bywong. Phone: 6236 9183
Experience the feel of this authentic setting with heritage sites set amongst natural bushland, as it was 100 years ago. Walk through an 1890's village and learn about the harsh conditions faced by miners, and the ingenuity they showed to survive. Pan for gold and experience the excitement of discovering the world's most precious metal.
Opening hours: By appointment.
Wombeyan Caves, Wombeyan Caves Road Taralga. Phone: 4843 5976
Hidden in the Southern Highlands of NSW these spectacular limestone caves offer you an experience of timeless beauty and splendour. Featuring pristine, highly decorated and very accessible caves, Wombeyan offers a range of adventure caving where you crawl, squeeze and climb your way through the wild and exciting underground of the world of Wombeyan.
Mt Wayo Station Lavender Farm, Crookwell Road Goulburn. Phone: 4848 1255
Located 15 minutes from Goulburn, guests will enjoy the a visit to this diversified working farm, which features the restored 1852 Stone Pub, lavender display gardens, oil distillery, and the lavender plant nursery. Wander through the glorious gardens, and relax in the historical pub. Light refreshments and lavender & rose products are available for purchase. Distillation demonstrations are available by request.
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Church Street Goulburn. Phone: 4823 4443
Over the past 22 years the Gallery has presented a rich diversity of exhibitions and public programs, and has toured its exhibitions throughout Australia.
The Creative Eye Art Gallery, 174 Sloane Street Goulburn. Phone: 4822 0080
Featuring exhibition of works by EG Twist, a respected Australian artist who works in ink, pastel, watercolour, charcoal and coloured pencils.
The Collector Gallery stocks books, woodwork, scarves, pottery, jewellery and paintings.
Goulburn and District Arts and Crafts Centre, Verner Street Goulburn. Phone: 4822 7889
The Gallery has a wide variety of works by local artists including paintings, ceramics, patchwork, jewellery, woodwork, glass, felt, knitting, cards and much more.
Kingsdale Wines, 745 Crookwell Road Goulburn. Phone: 4822 4880
Lerida Estate, "The Vineyards" Federal Highway Lake George. Phone: 4848 0231
Madew Wines, "Westering" Federal Highway Lake George. Phone: 4848 0026
Cushendall Wines and Honeysuckle Cottage, 40 Orchard Street Taralga. Phone: 4840 2036
Athenabaccus Vineyard, 699 Lucky Pass Road Collector. Phone: 48480288
Shaw's Antiques, 4 Boxers Creek Road Goulburn. Phone: 4829 8100
Antique and quality furniture and collectables.
The Argyle Book Emporium, 260 Sloane Street Goulburn. Phone: 4821 0876
Used and collectable books including first edition rarities.
Sal's Collections, 260 Sloane Street Goulburn. Phone: 4822 8645
Fine China, Australiana and collectables.
Michael's Old Wares and Collectables, 96 Lagoon Street Goulburn. Phone: 4821 0200
Glenholme Antiques and Collectables, 119 Clinton Street Goulburn. Phone: 4822 1455
Antiques, Collectables, Bric-a-Brac, Old Wares and modern decorative items.
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.
Argyle Antiques and Collectables, 176 Sloane Street Goulburn. Phone: 4822 8617
Victorian & Edwardian Furniture, China, Glassware, Silver, Clocks & Lamps.
Accolade Antiques, 140 Auburn St Goulburn. Phone: 4823 6622
Antique furniture, recycled timber furniture, home wares & decorative arts.
Lavender Garden Tea Rooms, Braidwood Road Lake Bathurst. Phone: 4849 4475
Features a gift shop, rail & motor museum, tea rooms and lavender gardens. Visit the museum & gallery and travel back in time to the restored railway waiting room with it's photographic displays, or to the motoring museum with its historic displays and vintage cars.
Woodlawn Bioreactor and WWII Fuel Stores Tour, Lake Bathurst. Phone: 4849 4475
The Woodlawn Bioreactor on the site of a former open-cut mine at Tarago will be producing sufficient gas and electricity to power 30,000 homes for more than 100 years! Fuelled by daily trainloads of putrescible waste from Sydney reaction to this new attraction is nothing short of amazing. Visitors also visit a former RAAF WW11 Inland Fuel Depot built in 1943.
Magellan Observatory, Covan Creek Road Lake Bathurst. Phone: 4849 4489
Experience what the Southern Hemisphere night sky has to offer on a dark site. Situated on 120 metres of beautiful countryside, this private observatory offers night tours from two separate observatories. Views of the night sky are spectacular through a 46cm diameter telescope.