Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Goulburn

Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195 kilometres south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90 kilometres north-east of Canberra. It was proclaimed as Australia's first inland city through letters patent by Queen Victoria in 1863. Goulburn had a population of 22,890 at the 2016 census.Goulburn is the seat of Goulburn Mulwaree Council. Goulburn is a railhead on the Main Southern line, a service centre for the surrounding pastoral industry, and also stopover for those travelling on the Hume Highway. It has a central park and many historic buildings. It is also home to the monument the Big Merino, a sculpture that is the world's largest concrete constructed sheep.  

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Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195 kilometres south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90 kilometres north-east of Canberra. It was proclaimed as Australia's first inland city through letters patent by Queen Victoria in 1863. Goulburn had a population of 22,890 at the 2016 census.Goulburn is the seat of Goulburn Mulwaree Council. Goulburn is a railhead on the Main Southern line, a service centre for the surrounding pastoral industry, and also stopover for those travelling on the Hume Highway. It has a central park and many historic buildings. It is also home to the monument the Big Merino, a sculpture that is the world's largest concrete constructed sheep.  

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.3% of the population. 83.7% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 1.9%, New Zealand 1.0%, India 0.6% and Philippines 0.6%. 86.7% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 28.7%, Anglican 25.3% and No Religion 20.7%.  

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Goulburn has plenty of cheap and quick food open all hours in town and at the highway services. There are two exits from the freeway from at Goulburn, and the southernmost exit has highway service area by the Big Merino, with a bakery and choice of fast food chains. If you take a small diversion through Goulburn there are other fast food options, including another McDonalds.  

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When Goulburn was finally bypassed in 1992 many people felt that the town's economy, which for so long had been driven by the through traffic on the Hume Highway, would be adversely affected. So many petrol stations, motels, cafes and associated businesses relied on the traffic through the town. But Goulburn, one the earliest inland settlements in New South Wales and the dominant town in the Southern Tablelands, was much more than just a tourist stopover. It was a major service centre for the surrounding pastoral land with huge stockyards and meat processing; it had an engineering and industrial base; it was an important railway town; its location had ensured that it became a significant warehousing and distribution centre; it was a centre for a number of important government agencies; it had always had a strong educational base which had been enhanced by the establishment in 1984 of the NSW Police Academy; and, most of all, it was a thriving centre with a beautiful park, Belmore Park, in the city centre and a large number of elegant public buildings.  

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Goulburn has a wide main street, and there are still speciality shops and cafes along the street that you can walk and browse through. It hasn't yet been completely overrun by the large shopping malls yet.  

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Australian Blues Music Festival. Generally around the 2nd weekend of February. See the website for yearly times. Ghoul-burn Ghost Tours. Ghoul-burn Ghost Tours offers tours on scheduled tour dates and on-demand. Tours are fun and informative and take in Goulburn's history against which the spooky and haunted events occur. Guests are encouraged to take photographs and the website boasts a collection of spooky shots taken by guests. Some tours include meals or drinks, and tours offer coach or driving options.  

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Essentially all the clubs and pubs in Goulburn are located around the central part of town up and down the main street and along perpendicular streets. All are within easy walking distance of each other.  

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By car: Goulburn is located just off the Hume Highway, approximately 90km from Canberra and 195km from Sydney. From Canberra, take the Federal Highway and then the Hume Highway North. From Sydney, take the M5 Motorway and then the Hume Motorway/Highway. There are two exits to Goulburn from the freeway. An alternative, and more scenic route from Canberra is to take the Kings Highway east to Bungendore, then follow Tarago and Braidwood Roads north into the city. This route is slightly longer than the freeway and takes just under 2 hours. If coming from the Blue Mountains, Bathurst or the Central West, a quicker way to get to Goulburn than to drive through Sydney is to drive to Oberon and take the Taralga Road which comes into Goulburn from the north. By train: NSW TrainLink runs: 5 regional Xplorer or XPT services per day from Central Station in Sydney to Goulburn on the way to Melbourne and Canberra. A train from Sydney will take just over two and a half hours to reach Goulburn. Goulburn's historic railway station is located in the centre of town on Sloane Street. Regional trains need to be booked in advance. Local trains to and from Goulburn on their Southern Highlands Line. Unfortunately the Government cut the local day trains some years ago and services are geared more around getting travellers from Goulburn to and from Sydney, meaning that unless you plan on travelling when the commuters do, you will need to catch a bus and be prepared to spend up to 4.5 hours with two train connections and a bus to get there. The upside is that tickets are cheap and MyMulti3 tickets can be used on the Goulburn services. Take note that most Southern Highlands Line services don't travel into Sydney, for most you will need to catch a suburban train to Campbelltown Station on Sydney's outskirts and change to a Southern Highlands Line train there. By plane: Goulburn Airport is a general aviation airfield approximately 7km south of the city. If you have your own aicraft you may be able to land here - contact the Goulburn Flight Training Centre, Airport Road,Goulburn. The nearest commercial airport with scheduled passenger services is Canberra Airport, approximately one hour away.  

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