Take a step back in time on one of the self-guided heritage walks throughout the city of Goulburn, NSW. Many of the fine old buildings, built by our forefathers, have survived modernisation and can be discovered on one of the easy self-guided heritage walking tours.
Learn about Goulburn’s origins as Australia’s first inland city or discover the Goulburn of the 1890s authoress Miles Franklin, who famously wrote ‘My Brilliant Career’. The Miles Franklin’s self-guided tour commemorates Miles’ years as a resident in the Goulburn district. It features many of the sites mentioned in her books and journals and identifies places that she would have recognised in her numerous trips to the city.
The first steam railway in Australia was not a project of the NSW Government; nor was it a Sydney venture. The first steam railway was conceived in Goulburn and built by a private enterprise company controlled by Goulburn interests.
A special self-guided tour identifying Goulburn’s significant rail heritage sites has been created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of rail in NSW.
This tour begins at the old Goulburn Brewery that was established by the founding Director of the Sydney Railway Co.
Another self-guided tour that commences at the Brewery is the Governor Macquarie Historic Walking Trail along the Mulwaree Chain of Ponds. There is also a walking trail along the Wollondilly River that highlights some of the city’s historic sites.
For the cycling or motorbike enthusiast, Goulburn offers a number of heritage bike rides suited to all levels of fitness.
These tours offer you the opportunity to explore and discover the wonderful history and views of the City. This tour is also suitable for self-guided drives of the City on inclement days or for the mobility impaired.
For coach groups; professional, local guides are available who can board your coach and provide a conducted tour of historic Goulburn. For bookings please contact the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre. For further details or to request a copy of any of these free self-guided tours phone 1800 353 646.