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Goulburn

As Australia’s first inland city, Goulburn and its surrounding district is worth a stopover…or an extended stay so you can see it all! Goulburn is arguably the best-located regional city, so base yourself at Willows and get ready to explore the rich heritage that is at your fingertips! Below is a selection of attractions in and around Goulburn you can explore during your stay. If you would like further information please ask reception on arrival and help yourself to our brochures, or visit the Goulburn Information Centre http://www.igoulburn.com/.

Belmore Park, Auburn St Goulburn. Situated in the centre of Goulburn on the site of the original market place, Belmore Park is a prominent landmark and popular with residents and visitors alike. Belmore Park features a great children’s playground, picnic tables (no BBQ’s) and a number of beautiful monuments including the Band Rotunda, gardens, fountain, glass house conservatory and war memorials.

Big Merino, Hume St Goulburn. Ph: 4822 8013
www.bigmerino.com.au
Get your photo taken with the "World's Biggest Merino", and a lookout through his eyes. The Big Merino is a 3 storey structure of concrete and steel measuring 15.2 metres high, 18 metres long and weighing in at 97 tonnes. Inside features a gift shop, the history of the wool industry and an insight into wool growing in the district, considered by many to be one of the best fine wool producing areas in the world.

Goulburn Historic Waterworks, Fitzroy St Goulburn. Ph: 4823 4448
www.goulburnwaterworks.com.au
This unique facility is the only complete, workable, steam powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere. It is located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Wollondilly River. A great family outing with picnic areas and playgrounds. Steam engines operational 6 times a year. The Pumphouse Cafe is open on steaming days, 10am – 3pm and by appointment.

Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre, Braidwood Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4822 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 Regional Art Gallery, Church St Goulburn. Ph: 4823 4494
www.goulburnregionalartgallery.com.au
The Art Gallery is recognised as one of Australia's major regional galleries and has an ever changing programme of exhibitions. It features not only works from local artists but also touring exhibitions.

Goulburn Lookout, War Memorial & Museum, Memorial Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4823 4463
Rocky Hill War Memorial was built in 1925 and is a 20-metre tower, with a great outlook over Goulburn. Located just around the corner from Willows - a 1 minute drive or a 15 minute walk up Rocky Hill. 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.

Grandma's Little Bakery, 5796 Federal Hwy Collector. Ph: 4848 0240
www.grandmasbakery.com.au
Nestled on the road to Canberra from Goulburn, in the heart of the award-winning Federa Olive Farm. Take in the view while enjoying freshly made sweet and savoury pastries and delicious pies complimented by barista brewed coffee, plus a menu with a unique blend of Mediterranean inspired meals made with fresh farm produce.

Kingsdale Wines, 745 Crookwell Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4822 4880
www.kingsdalewines.com
You are invited to try Kingsdale's wines at their limestone-clad cellar door, which overlooks Lake Sooley. Coffee and light refreshments are available and a small selection of locally-made handcrafts. The Cellar Door is open for tasting and sales from 10am to 5pm on weekends or at other times by appointment.

Old Goulburn Brewery, 23 – 31 Bungonia Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4821 6071
www.goulburnbrewery.servebeer.com
Built in 1836 and designed by famous colonial architect Francis Greenway, The Old Goulburn Brewery is Australia's oldest surviving Brewery. The Brewery now offers a range of fully escorted heritage tours, regular tastings, entertainment and displays.

Pelican Sheep Station, Braidwood Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4821 4668
www.pelicansheepstation.com.au
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.

Riversdale Homestead, Twynam Dr Goulburn. Ph: 4821 4741
www.nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/Riversdale
Goulburn's National Trust Property, ca. 1840. Built in part as a coaching inn with stables and later as a large family home and working property, this charming old residence and beautiful grounds form a wonderful example of Georgian architecture and gracious living. On the 3rd Sunday of every month enjoy the Homestead Markets – a handmade, handbaked, homegrown experience and a Devonshire Tea. Opening hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sun, 10am – 2pm.

St Saviour's Cathedral, Bourke St Goulburn. Ph: 4821 2206
www.goulburncathedral.org.au
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. Take an interactive bell tour and learn about the history of the bells at St Saviour's Cathedral.

Wakefield Park, Braidwood Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4822 2811
www.wakefieldpark.com.au
For the ultimate adrenalin day, visit Wakefield Park – whether to watch, participate or drive yourself. Wakefield Park is one of NSW's premier motor racing circuits, and is open every weekend and most weekdays throughout the year, in addition to the race meetings.

Wombeyan Caves, Wombeyan Caves Rd Taralga. Ph: 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.

Events & Festivals

The Goulburn District hosts a variety of annual Festivals and Events. So, enjoy the country fun and start planning your little getaway. Book your accommodation early so you don’t miss out!

The Australian Blues Music Festival
February, Goulburn Town Centre. www.australianbluesmusicfestival.info

Goulburn Annual Rose Festival
Start of March, Goulburn Soldiers Club. www.goulburnrosefestival.org.au
Willows Motel Goulburn won a 1st & 2nd Prize in 2014.

Goulburn Show
Mid March, Goulburn Showground. www.goulburnshow.com.au

Wine Harvest Festival
Beginning of April, Lerida Estate.

Goulburn Swap Meet
April, Goulburn Showground. One of Australia's largest swap meets that has been operating for 25 years.

Easter Hot Rod Shakedown
April, Goulburn High School.

Family Fun and Fireworks night
Beginning of May, Goulburn Nth Public School.

The Apple Day Festival
Beginning of May, Tallong.

The Village Pumpkin Festival
Beginning of May, Collector. www.pumpkinfestival.com.au

Gunning Fireworks Festival
September, Gunning. www.gunningfireworksfestival.com.au

Marulan Kite Festival
October, Murulan. www.marulankitefestival.org.au

Markets

Why you’re visiting why not checkout some great country markets.

The Goulburn Homestead Markets
Third Sunday of each month, 10am - 2pm. Riversdale Homestead, Maud Street, Goulburn. A handmade, handbaked, homegrown experience. Our pick! www.goulburnhomesteadmarkets.com

Goulburn Old Brewery Markets
Fourth Saturday of each month, 9am - 1pm. Goulburn Old Brewery, Bungonia Rd, Goulburn.

Lilac City Markets
First Saturday of each month (excluding January). Montague Street, Goulburn (adjacent to Belmore Park).

Crookwell Community Markets
First Saturday of each month. Goulburn Street, Crookwell.

Taralga Lions Markets
First Sunday of each month, from 10am. Memorial Hall, Orchard Street, Taralga.

Gunning Lions Markets
Last Sunday of each month, from 8am. The Old Courthouse, Yass Street, Gunning.
 

Antique Shops

Stay and extra night and visit Goulburn’s Antique Shops.

The Argyle Book Emporium
260 Sloane Street Goulburn. Ph: 4821 0876

Michael's Old Wares & Collectables
96 Lagoon Street Goulburn. Ph: 4821 0200

Glenholme Antiques & Collectables
119 Clinton Street Goulburn. Ph: 4822 1455

Argyle Antiques and Collectables
176 Sloane Street Goulburn. Ph: 4822 8617

Fyshwick Antique Centre
67 Sloane St Goulburn. Ph: 4821 9889

Goulburn & Surrounding Attractions

As Australia’s first inland city, Goulburn and its surrounding district is worth a stopover…or an extended stay so you can see it all! Goulburn is arguably the best-located regional city, so base yourself at Willows and get ready to explore the rich heritage that is at your fingertips! Below is a selection of attractions in and around Goulburn you can explore during your stay. If you would like further information please ask reception on arrival and help yourself to our brochures, or visit the Goulburn Information Centre www.goulburnaustralia.com.au.

Belmore Park Auburn St Goulburn.
Situated in the centre of Goulburn on the site of the original market place, Belmore Park is a prominent landmark and popular with residents and visitors alike. Belmore Park features a great children’s playground, picnic tables (no BBQ’s) and a number of beautiful monuments including the Band Rotunda, gardens, fountain, glass house conservatory and war memorials.

Big Merino Hume St Goulburn. Ph: 4822 8013
www.bigmerino.com.au
Get your photo taken with the "World's Biggest Merino", and a lookout through his eyes. The Big Merino is a 3 storey structure of concrete and steel measuring 15.2 metres high, 18 metres long and weighing in at 97 tonnes. Inside features a gift shop, the history of the wool industry and an insight into wool growing in the district, considered by many to be one of the best fine wool producing areas in the world.

Goulburn Historic Waterworks Fitzroy St Goulburn. Ph: 4823 4448
www.goulburnwaterworks.com.au
This unique facility is the only complete, workable, steam powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere. It is located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Wollondilly River. A great family outing with picnic areas and playgrounds. Steam engines operational 6 times a year. The Pumphouse Cafe is open on steaming days, 10am – 3pm and by appointment.

Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre Braidwood Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4822 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 Regional Art Gallery Church St Goulburn. Ph: 4823 4494
www.goulburnregionalartgallery.com.au
The Art Gallery is recognised as one of Australia's major regional galleries and has an ever changing programme of exhibitions. It features not only works from local artists but also touring exhibitions.

Goulburn Lookout, War Memorial & Museum Memorial Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4823 4463
Rocky Hill War Memorial was built in 1925 and is a 20-metre tower, with a great outlook over Goulburn. Located just around the corner from Willows - a 1 minute drive or a 15 minute walk up Rocky Hill. 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.

Grandma's Little Bakery 5796 Federal Hwy Collector. Ph: 4848 0240
www.grandmasbakery.com.au
Nestled on the road to Canberra from Goulburn, in the heart of the award-winning Federa Olive Farm. Take in the view while enjoying freshly made sweet and savoury pastries and delicious pies complimented by barista brewed coffee, plus a menu with a unique blend of Mediterranean inspired meals made with fresh farm produce.

Kingsdale Wines – 745 Crookwell Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4822 4880
www.kingsdalewines.com
You are invited to try Kingsdale's wines at their limestone-clad cellar door, which overlooks Lake Sooley. Coffee and light refreshments are available and a small selection of locally-made handcrafts. The Cellar Door is open for tasting and sales from 10am to 5pm on weekends or at other times by appointment.

Old Goulburn Brewery23-31 Bungonia Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4821 6071
www.goulburnbrewery.servebeer.com
Built in 1836 and designed by famous colonial architect Francis Greenway, The Old Goulburn Brewery is Australia's oldest surviving Brewery. The Brewery now offers a range of fully escorted heritage tours, regular tastings, entertainment and displays.

Pelican Sheep Station Braidwood Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4821 4668
www.pelicansheepstation.com.au
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.

Riversdale Homestead – Twynam Dr Goulburn. Ph: 4821 4741
www.nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/Riversdale
Goulburn's National Trust Property, ca. 1840. Built in part as a coaching inn with stables and later as a large family home and working property, this charming old residence and beautiful grounds form a wonderful example of Georgian architecture and gracious living. On the 3rd Sunday of every month enjoy the Homestead Markets – a handmade, handbaked, homegrown experience and a Devonshire Tea. Opening hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sun, 10am – 2pm.

St Saviour's Cathedral Bourke St Goulburn. Ph: 4821 2206
www.goulburncathedral.org.au
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. Take an interactive bell tour and learn about the history of the bells at St Saviour's Cathedral.

Wakefield Park Braidwood Rd Goulburn. Ph: 4822 2811
www.wakefieldpark.com.au
For the ultimate adrenalin day, visit Wakefield Park – whether to watch, participate or drive yourself. Wakefield Park is one of NSW's premier motor rac ing circuits, and is open every weekend and most weekdays throughout the year, in addition to the race meetings.

Wombeyan CavesWombeyan Caves Rd Taralga. Ph: 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.
 

Markets

Why you’re visiting why not checkout some great country markets.

The Goulburn Homestead Markets – Third Sunday of each month, 10am - 2pm.
Riversdale Homestead, Maud Street, Goulburn. A handmade, handbaked, homegrown experience. Our pick! www.goulburnhomesteadmarkets.com

Goulburn Old Brewery Markets – Fourth Saturday of each month, 9am - 1pm.
Goulburn Old Brewery, Bungonia Rd, Goulburn.

Lilac City Markets – First Saturday of each month (excluding January).
Montague Street, Goulburn (adjacent to Belmore Park).

Crookwell Community Markets – First Saturday of each month.
Goulburn Street, Crookwell.

Taralga Lions Markets – First Sunday of each month, from 10am.
Memorial Hall, Orchard Street, Taralga.

Gunning Lions Markets – Last Sunday of each month, from 8am.
The Old Courthouse, Yass Street, Gunning.

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Events & Festivals

The Goulburn District hosts a variety of annual Festivals and Events. So, enjoy the country fun and start planning your little getaway. Book your accommodation early so you don’t miss out!

The Australian Blues Music Festival
February, Goulburn Town Centre. www.australianbluesmusicfestival.info

Goulburn Annual Rose Festival
Start of March, Goulburn Soldiers Club. Willows Motel Goulburn won a 1st & 2nd Prize in 2014. www.goulburnrosefestival.org.au

Goulburn Show
Mid March, Goulburn Showground. www.goulburnshow.com.au

Wine Harvest Festival
Beginning of April, Lerida Estate.

Goulburn Swap Meet
April, Goulburn Showground. One of Australia's largest swap meets that has been operating for 25 years.

Easter Hot Rod Shakedown
April, Goulburn High School.

Family Fun and Fireworks night
Beginning of May, Goulburn Nth Public School.

The Apple Day Festival
Beginning of May, Tallong.

The Village Pumpkin Festival
Beginning of May, Collector.

Gunning Fireworks Festival
September, Gunning.

Marulan Kite Festival
October, Murulan.

Antique Shops

Stay and extra night and visit Goulburn’s Antique Shops.

The Argyle Book Emporium
260 Sloane Street Goulburn. Ph: 4821 0876

Michael's Old Wares & Collectables
96 Lagoon Street Goulburn. Ph: 4821 0200

Glenholme Antiques & Collectables
119 Clinton Street Goulburn. Ph: 4822 1455

Argyle Antiques and Collectables
176 Sloane Street Goulburn. Ph: 4822 8617

Fyshwick Antique Centre
67 Sloane St Goulburn. Ph: 4821 9889