Goulburn, Wiradjuri Country, NSW

Why Visit?

Close to Sydney, Canberra and the coast but far enough away that it is easy going, friendly and affordable. Love all the seasons, rug up in winter, cool off in summer and enjoy the autumn changeover and freshness of spring. Close to mountains, great bike and hiking tracks. Love the lifestyle.

Why locals love it


  • Roses Cafe. Family run business close to the centre of town. 57 Verner st, opposite the Cathedral and next to the Abbey Motel. Great food & coffee. Fully Licensed. Friendly welcoming staff. Open Mon – Thurs 7am – 4pm; Fri 7am to 9 pm  Sat 8-3 and Sun 8-2 Ph 02 4822 2248
  • Park Cafe. 202 Auburn st opposite Belmore Park  Friendly service, good coffee & food, reasonable prices, vegetarian friendly. Dine in or take away. Breakfast lunch and brunch. Open Monday to Saturday Open Sat 7-3. Closed Sunday. 02 4821 9959
  • Grit Cafe 5 Sowerby street. A little out of the way but worth the visit. Quality food & coffee, excellent service. Open every day till 3pm Ph0439 388 976
  • K and G’z 9 Franklin St Eat in or drive through option. Fully licensed ph 02 4822 2427


  • St Saviours Community Markets – 170 Bourke Street. Held on the first Saturday of the month. Selling fresh fruit and veges, homemade goodies, bric brac and much more  9.00am to 1.00pm.

Tours and culture

  • St Saviours Bell Tower Tours:  Come and listen to the magnificent peal of bells. Usually held on the first Saturday each month 10:30 & 14:30. 170 Bourke St Goulburn 02 4821 2206
  • Regional Art Gallery – the best gallery between Sydney and Canberra presenting, exhibiting and collecting a wide range of exhibitions all year. Free admission.184 Bourke st – 02 4823 4494


  • Kingsdale Winery 745 Crookwell road 48 22 4880. Kingsdale Wines is a boutique family operated vineyard and winery, located at Kingsdale, on the corner of Crookwell Road and Marble Hill Road, overlooking Lake Sooley and located only a five minutes’ drive from the historic city of Goulburn
  • Lake George Wineries Lake George Winery -34.984732, 149.383792 173 The Vineyards Road, Lake George, NSW 2581 Social Telephone 02 48480182 Opening Hours THU 11am to 4pm FRI 11am to 4pm SAT 11am to 4pm SUN 11am to 4pm Wine Types Chardonnay Dessert Style Fortified Other White Pinot Gris Pinot Noir Riesling Rose Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Shiraz Shiraz Viognier

Great sporting facilities

  • Golf: Goulburn Golf Club. Stroke event. Booking required for tee times, need a club handicap for competition. Social golf usually available after 1300. Blackshaw Rd Goulburn. Phone 02 48 21 8133
  • Tully Park Golf Club. No booking required.  Social golfers welcomed. 12 hole course. 38 Chantry St Goulburn PH 02 4822 2828
  • Railway Bowling Club: Social Bowls. Starts at 1300. Call bowls office on 4824 6806 between 1030-1145 to register or club on 4821 2782. 271 Sloane St Goulburn
  • Aquatic Centre. (Indoor & outdoor pool, hydrotherapy pool, gym) 85 Deccan st 4823 4834.
  • Anytime Fitness Centre. Accessible to  everyone (Auburn street) 322 – 326 Auburn st 02 4821 0432
  • HIIT Republic: 98 Hume St PH 12 44 13 Classes at 0700 & 0800. Book on member’s site. 

Goulburn Races

Goulburn has had a long association with racing, with records indicating that racing commenced in 1838 when challenge races were held by NSW Police Troopers. They were held in the vicinity of where the Gordon Hotel is today located. Dress up and enjoy some great racing.

Special events includeGirls Day Out; Country Championships, Goulburn Cup Race Day, Christmas at the races. Racecourse drive. Ph 02 4822 2222

More Information

What's Nearby | Day Trips | Overnight stays

Bungonia National Park | Open 7am to 7pm. $8 per vehicle entry fee

Wombeyan Caves | Ph 02 4843 5976 for further details

For a list of all the walking and hiking trails download the All Trails App.

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