Things to Do

Holbrook Submarine Museum
  Look through the periscope for your car, fire a torpedo, see the amazing hologram or captain a submarine.

Ever wondered why there is a life sized submarine in the middle of rural NSW? Take a stroll through the Holbrook Submarine Museum and find out how the HMAS Otway’s final resting spot came to be in Holbrook. Learn all about the brave young Submariner whose exploits during the First World War earned him the honour of having a town named after him.

The Museum houses an amazing display of photos and submarine memorabilia including authentic submarine escape suits, a torpedo and even a genuine Jolly Roger flag. Watch the hologram show to learn how the submarine came to reside in Holbrook.

Groups are welcome, with guided tours of the Museum by prior arrangement only.

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.

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.

Satch & Co. – art + wares
Satch and Co is a unique gallery with original art, sculptures, limited edition prints, designer wares and books. Satch and Co reflects the diversity of art exhibiting local artists and further Australian artists, this makes Satch and Co a must-see for any local or traveller

Greater Hume Visitor Information Centre
An extensive range of souvenirs are for sale, including postcards, mugs, t-shirts, caps, toys and magnets.

 

Holbrook Ultralight Club
If you’ve ever dreamed of learning to fly and experiencing first hand one of life’s most challenging and exciting adventures, if you’ve ever had a desire to own or build your own aircraft, then this is your opportunity to give it a try. Come and fly with one of Australia’s oldest and most respected ultralight aircraft clubs, Holbrook Ultralight Club, or HULC as it is commonly known.

Whether you’re new to the sport or have thousands of hours of aviation experience, whether you have your own ultralight or GA aircraft or are looking for an aircraft to hire, if you are thinking of buying or building your own ultralight aircraft, Holbrook Ultralight Club welcomes you and encourages you to take the time to have a look through their website.

Holbrook Ultralight Club also welcomes other clubs and their members who may wish to consider Holbrook as a fly-in destination or members who may wish to simply drop in when passing through. HULC has comfortable accommodation available on the airfield that is available for student and visiting pilots.

Woomargama National Park

Woomargama National Park is the largest protected area of forest west of the Great Dividing Range. This place is great for camping, hiking and 4WD touring near Holbrook and Albury. It’s hardly a surprise that the vast expanse of Woomargama