When returning your rental vehicle to one of our locations please ensure to refuel your hire car to the agreed level.
Welcome to Goulburn! Famous for being Australia’s first inland city, Goulburn is the perfect place for countryside charm. With close proximity to major cities Sydney and Canberra, as well as just being two hours from the beautiful Jervis Bay, Goulburn really does have it all.
Goulburn has a warm and temperate climate. It’s filled with lush greens, so expect a bit of rain even in the driest months: it doesn’t get to be this beautiful and rich without a bit of rain to help it out.
Goulburn is the perfect place to escape to the country. Despite being a city of its own, you’ll find yourself here for the perfect countryside break, so embrace it all while staying here. We know you’ll have a fantastic time, with Thrifty Goulburn Downtown.
Since its declaration as Australia’s first inland city in 1863, Goulburn has a proud history and culture which you’ll likely explore while you’re here. Take note of the Big Merino which stands on the cusp of the city borders: a celebration of the fine wool industry in the neighbouring regions, this ram stands as a proud monument overlooking Goulburn. It’s one of Australia’s ‘big things’, iconic statues that line the country’s towns.
Goulburn is part of the cool climate wine region. Local to this city are Kingsdale Wines and Bungonia Creek Wines. Both are beautiful settings and the perfect place to explore the local delicacies of the area. Please remember that if you are going to enjoy a wine tasting, make sure to enjoy responsibly by having a designated driver.
Goulburn is located close to Bungonia National Park: the adventure capital of the Southern Tablelands. Perhaps head on the short Molly O’Neil track to the Lookdown lookout, where you’ll be rewarded with the scenic view of Bungonia Slot Canyon. Or take part in one of the many adventure sports on offer here, like abseiling, rock climbing, caving, or canyoning. You can try it all while exploring this national park.
While staying here, you’ll likely want to try out the local restaurants, too. Start your day with breakfast at either Grit Cafe, Park Cafe, or the Corner Cafe, which is known for its generous portions and delicious food. Maybe try out La Casa Italiana or Blue Plate Restaurant for dinner. Both will be delicious and we know you’ll have a great time!
Goulburn is close to the major cities of Sydney and Canberra. Both cities are great options for a day trip if you want to experience city life.
The town of Bowral is just an hour’s drive away and is a great spot for a day trip. Here, you’ll find endless wineries, as well as the beautiful spot of Fitzroy Falls which are waiting for you to discover. Wineries like Artemis Wine, Centennial Vineyards, and Bendooley Estate are all epic places to discover - even the food at these places is simply superb and well worth trying out. Bowral is a charming countryside town that has captured the hearts of many, as it’ll likely capture yours when you visit.
Goulburn is a historic city that is waiting for you to explore it. With plenty of culture and history, a thriving wine region, and its close proximity to other huge destinations, this countryside city has plenty to offer. We know that you’ll love staying here, as well as exploring the local towns, with Thrifty.