South-west of Sydney, about 2 and a half to 3 hours north of the Snowy Mountains is the Capital Country region. As the name suggests, the region nestles against the Australian Capital Territory, home to our country’s capital, Canberra.
While you’re travelling through Capital Country, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the region’s many historic towns. Goulburn was in fact Australia’s first inland town, with many of the historic buildings still remaining. If you’re planning on staying in Goulburn, you can take your pick of bed and breakfasts, guest houses, motels and hotels dating back to the early-to-mid 1800s.
If Goulburn isn’t on the agenda, stopping in at Yass, Queanbeyan, Bowral and other towns all hold their own unique sights and sounds. Maybe even make a few stops with plenty of (pet friendly) holiday parks along the way for those making a trip in a caravan. Of course, you’ll also find hotels, motels and B&Bs if that’s more up your alley.
It’s safe to say the Capital Country region is one of the many hidden delights of New South Wales.