Flowering gardens, an elegant 1830s homestead, and art collections to explore at a heritage landmark in Goulburn.

Located in Gundungurra Country, Riversdale began its life as a coaching inn and later became home to the Twynam family for almost 100 years.

The house still overflows with Emily Twynam’s 19th century botanical sketches and carvings, as well as a collection of fine Australian Colonial furniture. Enjoy the house’s peaceful atmosphere, learn about the local history, and take in the splendid gardens, which are perfect for picnics.


Plan your visit



2 Twynam Drive
Goulburn NSW 2580


First Sunday of the month
10am - 2pm


3 June - 31 July 2024

(02) 4821 4741
Entry Fees:

National Trust members – FREE
Adult - $12
Concession* - $10
Family - $34
Child (under 5 years) – FREE
*Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.

How to book your tickets
Tickets can be purchased at the door or booked in advance to guarantee your spot. Booking fees apply.
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What we offer:


Built in the late 1830s as a coaching inn, Riversdale later became home to the New South Wales Surveyor-General Edward Twynam and his family in 1875. Edward was appointed Chief Surveyor of NSW during the 1890s and his family occupied Riversdale for almost 100 years prior to its purchase by the National Trust.

Standing within its original paddocks and outbuildings, Riversdale is a fine example of a Colonial Georgian home surrounded by splendid gardens and picnic grounds. Riversdale is renowned for its collection of fine Australian Colonial furniture and arts and craft.


How to get here

Riversdale is located at 2 Twynam Drive, Goulburn, close to Goulburn’s town centre.


Plan ahead

Planning ahead is the best way to get the most out of your visit to Riversdale. Here, you’ll find answers to some of our most frequently-asked questions about visiting.

When should I visit?

Riversdale is a great heritage stop to make while you’re in Goulburn. The gardens are pretty all year round, with lots of colourful foliage in autumn and blossoming flowers in spring. Opening times are limited so please check opening days and hours ahead of your visit.

How much time do I need?

We recommend you allow at least one hour for your visit to Riversdale. Give yourself more time to enjoy the surrounding gardens and stop for a picnic.

Can I bring my pet?

Everyone is welcome at Riversdale, however we are unable to accommodate pets (excluding assistance animals).  Thank you for understanding.

Can tour groups visit?

Groups are more than welcome at Riversdale. To book a group visit, call (02) 4821 4741.

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