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.
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.