A Country Drive: Goulburn/Crookwell

On days when you wake up and find you have nothing much to do because you’ve caught up on all the housework and dinner is already prepared, you start to consider your options to pass the day.

You could sit in front of the computer all day, with little to no exercise at all; you could sit in front of the TV and watch movies you’ve already seen 10 times, (which is basically the same as sitting in front of the computer), or you could take a country drive to a destination you’ve never been to before.

And that’s what Hubby and I did a few days ago.

We have been to a lot of places already because we don’t like to sit at home doing nothing when there is so much to see and do somewhere else, so our options now are limited. But there was a couple of places we had never been to yet and that was Goulburn and Crookwell.

So we jumped in the car and off we went for the day.

The drive to Goulburn took a little longer than expected due to freeway roadworks, but still within an hour and a half we had arrived and were pleasantly surprised with what we found.

Goulburn City is rather large for Australia’s first inland city, and with beautiful old heritage buildings lining either side of the main street, and autumn trees lining the surrounding streets, it was really a great place to visit.


Goulburn is known for sheep and they have the Big Merino located there for this reason.

We drove to the Rocky Hill War Memorial lookout, which overlooks Goulburn City below.

It was a rather windy day in general, so being so high made it a bit difficult to keep steady but it was worth a look.



From the lookout, we drove past some beautiful churches, one being the only church built using green sandstone.



Whilst still driving, we thought we would find the Goulburn Correctional Centre, considering we were there…


There wasn’t all that much we could see, but the building itself was actually very nice and historical looking from the outside.

Down the road from the Jail there is an old Homestead at Riversdale. It was closed when we got there, but we still had a look from the outside.


We stopped for lunch at the Goulburn Workers Club and decided to have their lunch special- lamb fry, thinking it was just fried lamb given a fancy name. Well when it arrived at our table, I knew it wasn’t the lamb we thought it would be and after eating some, I couldn’t eat anymore and decided to google what it actually was. For those of you who don’t know what lamb fry is, it is lamb offal served as food, which consists of testicles, liver, heart, kidneys, brain and abdominal fat. So it’s safe to say I will never be ordering that again or anything else I’m unsure of without first googling it for that matter!

So, from Goulburn we took the tourist road to Crookwell, passing lots of open spaces and hills and a large windmill farm generating electricity. It was a great day for that- being so windy!


When arriving into Crookwell, we were greeted with beautiful autumn trees along each side of the very small town. There wasn’t all that much in Crookwell, but it was a nice quiet little country town to drive through.



So we kept going..

We drove through even smaller towns such as Laggan, where we stopped for afternoon tea in a small homey little grocery shop, before then making our way back home.


It wasn’t the best country drive we’ve been on, but it was good in the way that we hadn’t been there before, so it was something different to see.

Now it’s time to plan our next one to Dubbo & Coonamble…stay tuned!

❤ MeLzY



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