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.
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.
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Drive from Sydney to Melbourne and Melbourne to Sydney for a memorable roadtrip. Find activities and accommodation along the coast and inland. Meet the wildlife, enjoy the food and wine and stay at some wonderful, welcoming cottages, guesthouses, camp grounds and motels. Plan your holiday now.