History and heritage in Holbrook

During World War I, Germanton was renamed Holbrook after the celebrated British Navy Submarine Commander Norman Holbrook who visited the town three times.

Today you can clamber all over the submarine HMAS Otway, which lies in parkland on the main road and is a popular pitstop for travellers, or learn more about the town's past at the Holbrook Submarine Museum.

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  • Woolpack Inn Museum, Holbrook

About Holbrook

Holbrook is an ideal stopover if you're travelling through Country NSW on the way to Melbourne from Sydney. Choose from a range of accommodation when you're in town.

There are plenty of things to see and do in this small town, which offers picturesque parklands and bushwalks, heritage buildings and submarine history. Stroll through Ten Mile Gardens, an idyllic park with picnic and barbecue facilities, or wander through bushland on the Ian Geddes Bushwalk. Kids will enjoy a ride on the Holbrook Miniature Railway, which runs in the Ten Mile Gardens.

If you're interested in local history, you have plenty of exploring to do. Visit the Woolpack Inn Museum, the Holbrook Submarine Museum and the National Museum of Australian Pottery.

Before you visit, make sure you check the calendar for local events, including the Planes Trains and Submarines Festival, the Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair, and the Commander Holbrook Cup Race Meeting. Also keep an eye on events for the greater Albury area.


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