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.
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.
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.
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.