With naval heritage and picturesque parklands, Holbrook is a charming stopover on the main inland Melbourne-Sydney driving route. Affectionately known as Submarine Town, it’s named after the first submariner to receive the Victoria Cross and is home to the Holbrook Submarine Museum.

At this fascinating museum you can climb inside HMAS Otway, a decommissioned Oberon-class submarine. You’ll learn about Lieutenant Norman Holbrook, a British submariner in World War I who won the Victoria Cross for his bravery at the Dardanelles during the Gallipoli campaign in 1914.

HMAS Otway - Holbrook Submarine Museum

You’ll discover many more delightful things to do in and around Holbrook, from taking the kids on the fun Holbrook Miniature Railway in the beautiful Ten Mile Creek Gardens to bushwalking, mountain biking and 4WD touring on unsealed trails in magnificent Woomargama National Park.

There are bookshops and gift stores to browse and heritage to explore, including the National Museum of Australian Pottery and the Woolpack Inn Museum. You can play a round of golf at the Holbrook Golf Course and even learn how to fly an ultralight aircraft at the Holbrook Ultralight Club.

Holbrook Community Markets - The Murray

The wonderful events calendar includes fairs, markets and a triathlon. You can buy the district’s fresh produce and gourmet delights at the Holbrook Community Markets, on the fourth Saturday of the month. The annual Holbrook Agricultural Show in November is a delight for the whole family.

You’ll find plenty of places to stay in Holbrook, which is 45 minutes’ drive from Albury and less than three hours from Canberra. The drive from Sydney is five hours and from Melbourne four hours. Alternatively, you can fly from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Albury Airport and rent a car.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Winners are Grinners! Art Exhibition

    Wednesday 07 March 2018 to Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Glen Innes

    Aboriginal artists over the age of 50 years have combined works of pottery, textiles, painting sculpture, drawing, wood, photography wool or metal. There will be a Gala opening on April 7 at 4pm, with free entry and refreshments. It wil…

    07 Mar - 20 Mar
  2. John Butler Trio

    Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    One of their most exuberant live acts, John Butler Trio announce more dates to their regional tour along with news of their long awaited seventh studio album and they're coming to Albury. Summer concert events for John Butler Trio fans alr…

    20 Mar
  3. Harness Racing

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Friday 29 June 2018 , Young

    Feel free to come and join the Young Harness Racing Clubs regular Harness racing meetings. These common events include free entry, refreshments and races broadcast live!…

    21 Mar - 29 Jun
  4. Tidal Rhythms: art exhibition

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Port Macquarie

    The latest exhibition at the Hastings Fine Art Gallery by members of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association is on display from October 18 to January 17. The exhibition showcases woks in all mediums and styles as well as a collection of …

    21 Mar - 14 Oct
  5. Iconic Australian Houses

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018 , Nowra

    Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney and presented in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibi…

    21 Mar - 31 Mar