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Holbrook is an ideal stopover for people wishing to break the journey between Sydney and Melbourne. There is plenty to see and do in this small country town, which offers picturesque parklands and bushwalks, historic buildings and submarine regalia.

A submarine enthusiast's dream (or a great place for the kids)

You can clamber all over HMAS Otway, which lies in parkland on the main road, as well as inspect a full-size torpedo.

The township of Holbrook was originally named Friday Mount and Camden Forest by explorers Hume and Hovell in 1824. It was renamed Ten Mile Creek in 1856, after the creek nearby, and in 1876, the name changed again to Germanton, in honour of a German pioneer. Finally, during World War I, anti-German sentiment led to it being renamed Holbrook, after British Navy Submarine Commander Norman Holbrook, who torpedoed a Turkish battleship in 1914 in the Dardennelles.

For more information, go to www.visitnsw.com

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