What a magic place Goulburn is. To get the most out of Goulburn be sure to allow a few days. Goulburn is the first Australian inland city, driven via rail and rural jail industries. The city is old and for the most part looking after that heritage.

Goulburn was named by surveyor Henry Goulburn, Under-Secretary for War and the Colonies.

The first recorded settler in Goulburn established 'Strathallan' in 1825 (on the site of the present Police Academy) and a town was originally surveyed in 1828, although moved to the present site of the city in 1833.

It has a central park and many historic buildings, including old houses near the railway station on Sloane Street and two 19th-century cathedrals. It is home to the Big Merino, the world's largest concrete sheep.

The Churches and Cathedrals in Goulburn are something else. Allow a day just visit and take in the majesty of what is on offer.

The Anglican Cathedral is one of the best and there is much and poignant history on offer. Allow hours just for this visit.

The Goulburn War Memorial and Museum on Memorial Hill likewise is a fantastic soldier acknowledgment. Allow plenty of time because this one of the top ten memorials in Australia. Cenotaphs are also at the cbd gardens.

The Goulburn Hotels are ‘old’ but those with the ‘century’ old characters have not survived the developers hammer.

The Goulburn Museum is represented by the War Museum.

A great city with lots on offer for the visitor.

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Fireplace Dump Station
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Telephone Picnic Area
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Rotary Club Lions Club
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