The small town of Goulburn is a well known sheep farming area.
Take a leisurely diversion off the highway and uncover the myriad treasures hiding in this thriving rural gem. The district has diversity unexpected, with a range of experiences to suit your taste.
Unearth the heritage of Australia's first inland city - rich in tales of our nation's pioneers and incredible escapades of the infamous. Architecture and bush settlements showcase the district's pride and personality.
The famous "Big Merino" is located just off Goulburn's southern exit and stands proud as a symbol of Goulburn - 'the Fine Wool Capital of the World'.
This unique 'big' attraction also houses an exhibition on the 200 year history of wool in Australia.
The gift shop displays an eclectic range of quality gift wear, featuring quality products made from fine Australian merino wool, Australian souvenir items and locally made products such as baby bassinets and cot blankets, verjuice, soaps, olive oils, jams, chutneys and sauces.
West of Goulburn is Yass, home to the Hamilton Hume Museum. It is also close to the gorgeous Carey's Caves and a beautiful walking trail. Continuing south west along the Hume Highway you will also pass the small town of Gundagai.
The town has quite a history to it with many stories to tell, which you can find out about in the museum.You can also see the famous 'Dog on the Tuckerbox' , mad famous by a bush song and a poem by Jack Moses.