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Holbrook has always been a great stopover on the drive to Melbourne, but it’s fast becoming a destination in its own right.

Helped by the vision of a few local business owners determined to do something different in their little town, Holbrook is now on the map for it’s great shopping, delicious dining and the chance to indulge in a little culture.

The newest addition to the Holbrook scene is The Ten Mile cafe on Albury Street, where the owners are serving up superb coffee and food for locals and visitors alike.

At The Ten Mile, visitors can enjoy breakfast or lunch in the gorgeously restored light-filled space or the sunny courtyard.

They make everything in-house including daily cake selections and firm customer favourite, eggs benedict. 

Within The Ten Mile you’ll also find a great homewares shop filled with unique and delightful gifts and goods.

The Holding Yard is perfectly positioned so you can have a wander while your meal is being prepared.

The Ten Mile is open six days a week until 3pm and is closed on Tuesdays.

THEN there’s the delightful Satch and Co gallery, also on Albury Street, that showcases various artistic mediums and celebrates local and interstate Australian artists. 

Run by Martha Satchell, the gallery is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream for Martha and is home to a collection of original artworks, sculptures, art books, gifts and more. Satch and Co is open every day except Tuesdays.  

DURING the month of June, Holbrook also hosts one of its best known annual events, the Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair. From 13 to 16 June 2018 stud breeders and more than 150 high school students will compete in the various championships, including sheep meat and wool judging. Public admission is free.

THEN, no story about Holbrook would be complete without mentioning the famous submarine, HMAS Otway, that has been delighting visitors for years. Climbing inside the sub is a treat you and your kids won’t want to miss!

DID YOU KNOW? 

  • The town was named Holbrook on 11 August 1915 in honour of Lieutenant N.D. Holbrook of the Royal Navy who was the first submariner to receive the Victoria Cross in World War I and had skippered the original HMS B11 during that war.
  • The area of Holbrook has had several names over the years. Originally named by Hume and Hovell as ‘Friday Mount’ and ‘Camden Forest’ , it was later known as ‘Therry’s’ or ‘Billabong’ after the Rev John Therry in 1836, followed by ‘Ten Mile Creek’ in 1838 and ‘Germanton’ in 1858.
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