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.


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  1. Markets By The Sub

    Saturday 24 November 2018 to Saturday 29 December 2018 , Holbrook

    Held monthly on the fourth Saturday of the month, the Holbrook Markets by the Sub gives local vendors and farmers a place to come together and showcase their goods. A family friendly market set in the parklands near the B11 Submarine…

    24 Nov - 29 Dec
  2. Holbrook Triathlon

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Holbrook

    Enjoy a great day of fun and fitness for the whole family with the annual Holbrook Lions Club Triathlon. With individual events for seniors, juniors, back of the pack and even an event for the littlies aged five to eight, there is…

  3. Holbrook Agricultural Show

    Sunday 24 March 2019 , Holbrook

    The Holbrook Agricultural Show is an annual agricultural and community show held during November. The annual event is a showcase of local agricultural produce including grain, sheep, cattle, and local produce. The show provides an…

    24 Mar