Holbrook

Home to fascinating naval heritage and exciting outdoor adventure, Holbrook is a great stopover on the main inland Melbourne to Sydney driving route and is close to the magnificent Woomargama National Park.

Holbrook Submarine Museum in Holbrook, The Murray, Country NSW

Submarines & heritage

Affectionately known as ‘Submarine Town’, Holbrook is named after the first submariner to receive the Victoria Cross, Lieutenant Norman Holbrook. Learn about his bravery during the 1914 Gallipoli campaign at the Holbrook Submarine Museum and explore a fascinating collection of submarine memorabilia and the decommissioned HMAS Otway submarine.

There’s more heritage to uncover at the National Museum of Australian Pottery, where you’ll find 2,000 pieces of pottery. Learn about Holbrook’s pioneering past at the Woolpack Inn Museum. Kids will enjoy a ride on the Holbrook Miniature Railway, found in the beautiful Ten Mile Creek Gardens.

Couple enjoying a scenic walk through Woomargama National Park, Wantagong, The Murray

Nature & adventure

Enjoy bushwalking, mountain biking and 4WD touring on unsealed tracks in the magnificent Woomargama National Park. Other outdoor adventures include a round of golf at the Holbrook Golf Course, learning how to fly an ultralight aircraft at the Holbrook Ultralight Club and exploring the Ian Geddes Bushwalk.

The Ten Mile cafe Holbrook in Holbrook, The Murray, Country NSW

Things to do

Call into the Greater Hume Visitor Information Centre for advice on things to do in and around Holbrook. Visit Satch and Co for artwares, Lady Gails Bookshop and Curious for pre-loved goods and Grimwoods Store Craft Shop for locally made goods. Grandma’s Closet sells a range of knitting yarn and wooden toys.

Baking since 1899, the Holbrook Bakery is a popular hub of tasty delights. The Ten Mile is a relaxed eatery set inside a restored mechanic’s workshop and has a large outdoor dining area. Enjoy a fun day out at the Holbrook Agricultural Show, held each year in March. For upcoming events, check the events calendar.

Getting there & where to stay

Holbrook is a five-hour drive from Sydney, four hours from Melbourne and three hours from Canberra. Alternatively, you can fly or get the train to Albury, 45min away, and rent a car. You’ll find plenty of places to stay in Holbrook, from motor inns to B&Bs.

Albury Airport

Fly into Albury Airport

Albury Airport is 5km from Albury’s city centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to take the short journey southwest into the city centre. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Qantas operates daily direct flights between Albury and Sydney. Regional Express operates direct flights to Sydney and Melbourne up to five days a week.

 

Things to Do and Places to Stay

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