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Holbrook is a rural town of some 1500 people south-west of Sydney. Within driving distance to the Murray River and Dora Dora State Forest, Holbrook is an ideal stopover for people travelling from Melbourne to Sydney. Holbrook, once named Germantown, is in the centre of a productive pastoral district. The renaming of the town came about during the First World War when the strong anti-German feelings required by law the renaming of the town. The township was renamed Holbrook in honour of Lt. Holbrook who carried out an extraordinary act of bravery against a Turkish Warship. The town proudly displays a collection of submarines including the B11, of 1914 Dardenelles fame and HMAS Otway, a 90-metre submarine. Holbrook has an ever increasing array of interesting retail outlets including Cafes, Antiques, Curios as well as more necessary items. The Woolpack Inn Museum has a wonderful collection of historical items displayed in a former hotel on the Highway, and with a wonderful collection of transport vehicles, a working blacksmith forge, a former cordial factory and more. The Holbrook Races are held the first weekend in April each year, and attracting thousands of visitors to town as part of the Holbrook Festival. Holbrook is also the centrepiece of one of the most successful Landcare programs in Australia.

Holbrook: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ian Geddes Bushwalk

This lovely, tranquil bushland walk follows the Ten Mile Creek away from the main street. The entrance features a shelter with a map of the walk and the names and pictures of the birds which you are likely to observe as you meander along the trail. The walk can be comfortably completed in half an hour. Ian Geddes Bushwalk is located on the Western side of the highway, behind Grimwood's Craft Store and the Woolpack Inn Museum.

Ten Mile Creek Gardens
Holbrook, NSW, 2644

Located 0.3K from Holbrook

Holbrook Miniature Railway

The Holbrook passenger carrying miniature railway runs in the beautiful Ten Mile Creek Gardens in the centre of Holbrook on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

It is available for special bookings, birthday parties, school classes and tourist coaches. Please follow signs on the day.

For operating dates please visit the Greater Hume Shire web site.

*Please note that the Holbrook Miniature Railway is currently not in operation while works are being undertaken on the bridge. See the Greater Hume Shire website for future running dates.

Ten Mile Creek Gardens
Holbrook, NSW, 2644

Located 0.3K from Holbrook

Woolpack Inn Museum

The Woolpack Inn Museum, formerly the Criterion Hotel, is a two story historic building with heritage listing. There are 22 rooms of exhibits. Some of these rooms depict the way Holbrook residents lived last century. The museum has a wonderful display evoking the pioneering past of Holbrook. There is also an extensive display of early transport and machinery used in the district.

The Woolpack Inn Museum is well worth a visit, the wonderful collection has been maintained by locals since 1971.

83 Albury Street
Holbrook, NSW, 2644

Located 0.3K from Holbrook

Grimwoods Store Craft Shop

Grimwoods Craft Shop is a popular store among locals and visitors and sells products which are hand made by residents of the local and wider community. Now offering morning and afternoon tea, you can browse the crafts on offer and grab a delicious morning tea as well.
Located on the southern end of Holbrook in the Woolpack Inn Museum, the store is open daily. Come in and be surprised!

83 Albury Street
Holbrook, NSW, 2644

Located 0.4K from Holbrook

National Museum of Australian Pottery

The National Museum of Australian Pottery is the only museum dedicated to the 19th and early 20th century Australian Pottery and is the culmination of many years of collecting and research throughout Australia.

On display are close to 1500 pieces of domestic pottery from over 120 Australian pottery companies established between European settlement and the end of World War 1 (1918).

Amongst the extensive range of pottery wares, such as simple preserving jars, jugs, colourful cheese covers, beautiful bread plates and elegantly decorated water filters are a few rare examples of pottery made by the convict potter Jonathan Leak, whose few surviving pieces are the earliest marked pottery produced in Australia.

Also on display are over 100 original photographs, showing the interior and exterior of many potteries, exhibition displays and portraits of the potters along with catalogues, price lists and numerous old advertisements.

76 Albury Street
Holbrook, NSW, 2644

Located 0.4K from Holbrook

The Last Post Bookshop

Browse through the bookshelves at the Last Post Bookshop and find yourself something to read from among the thousands of titles on the shelves. They specialise in military, history, Australiana, and all types of craft books.

Find a title among the huge range of current titles, fiction, non fiction, science fiction, art and music, poetry, drama, sports, and westerns.

Whether you are a collector or just a lover of books and reading, The Last Post is a must visit to find yourself a hidden treasure among the shelves.

106 Albury Street
Holbrook, NSW, 2644

Located 0.8K from Holbrook

Holbrook Golf Course

Come and play at Holbrook Golf Course and enjoy one of the best country courses in the region. Located behind the Returned Servicemen's Club, the Holbrook Golf Course is a great course for all players from the novice to the more advanced player. Once you are finished on the course, enjoy the facilities at the Returned Servicemen's Club, with on site restaurant, bar and pokies. What are you waiting for, grab your clubs and have a swing today.

Bowler Street
Holbrook, NSW, 2644

Located 0.9K from Holbrook

Holbrook: Events

Holbrook Agricultural Show

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 opportunity for young rural citizens, with junior judging and handling of cattle, as well as showgirl and show boy competitions.

The pavilion displays will include art, photography, needlework, cooking, cut flowers and school work from local schools.

With horses, cattle, food, arts and crafts, there is sure to be something for all members of the family to enjoy!

Event Dates
      11th Nov

Bowler Street,
Holbrook Sporting Complex
Holbrook, NSW, 2644

Located 1.1K from Holbrook

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