- Natural attractions – Morgan’s Lookout, Walla Walla; Woomargama National Park, Woomargama; Doodle Cooma Swamp, Henty; Gum Swamp, Walla Walla; Murray River – Lake Hume (hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing and water sports)
- Clubs golf, football (AFL), netball, tennis, bowling clubs across the shire.
- Mens Shed’s in Henty, Culcairn and Holbrook
- Many equine clubs e.g. pony club, adult riding clubs, polocrosse
- Five public swimming pools (Culcairn, Henty, Holbrook, Jindera and Walla Walla)
- Three skate parks (Henty, Holbrook and Jindera)
- Bike and Exercise Track at Culcairn
- Many beautiful parks and recreational grounds.
- HMAS Otway Submarine
- Bring our unique history and heritage stories to life on the Diversity Trail
- Culcairn Station House Museum, Culcairn (Culcairn’s Development as a Railway Town)
- Headlie Taylor Header Museum, Henty (Headlie Taylor Header, Agricultural Innovation)
- Holbrook Submarine Museum, Holbrook (HMAS AE2 and Submarine and the Jolly Roger)
- Jindera Pioneer Museum, Jindera (Funk Family Wagon and Boxed Myrtle Wedding Veil, German Heritage)
- Woolpack Inn Museum, Holbrook (Pabst Wedding Dress and Bushwackers Lagerphone)
- Wymah Museum, Wymah (Paterson’s Curse and Wymah Ferry)
Explore our Environment
- Visit Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre, Burrumbuttock to learn about the natural environment, ecology of the local woodlands and beauty of native plants.
- Enjoy water sports or fishing on the Murray River or Lake Hume.
- Birdwatch at the many sites throughout the shire.
- Take a stroll or canoe around our wetlands at Doodle Cooma Swamp, Henty or Gum Swamp, Walla Walla.
- Pack a picnic to Morgans Lookout, Walla Walla.
- Walk in the steps of Hume and Hovell from Lankey’s Creek to Bowna.
- Hike or bike and snap the perfect wildlife or wildflower picture or just sit on the rocks at Hanel’s Lookout to enjoy the sunset in Woomargama National Park.
Events for Everyone
With regular events on throughout Greater Hume, there is always something to entertain you. From fun family events like the Holbrook Miniature Train to regular markets where you can find fresh produce and local goods.
Greater Hume is home to Henty Machinery Field Days in September alongwith family fun agricultural shows and festivals, show ‘n shines & swap meets and even autumn horse racing.
Our pubs and clubs have a great range of regular bands and local muso’s playing and exciting weekend entertainment. Keep an eye out for what’s on while you’re about and enjoy a meal and drink and mix with the locals.
Cafes, Pubs, Wineries and Local Produce
In the heartland of Australian agriculture, it’s no surprise that this area is famous for its fresh produce, with an emerging industry which includes olives, organic lamb, beef, wine, eggs and fresh vegetables. And while much of the local faire eventually finds its way to tables around Australia (and the world!), it’s easy to cut out the middleman and enjoy farm-fresh food and locally-produced wines right here.
With pubs in almost every town and village – including many dating from the 1880s and 90s – and cafes dotting the main streets, it’s easy to find fresh local food throughout the region. Ask the friendly staff about local ingredients and enjoy the best of the best. From dining in grand surrounds at the Culcairn Hotel and Henty’s Doodle Cooma Arms, to classic pub food and café meals across the shire, you certainly won’t go hungry!
But it’s not all food! Spend some time at Flyfaire Winery and be tempted by the handcrafted cool-climate riesling, chardonnay and full-bodied merlot. Set alongside the idyllic Woomargama National Park, Flyfaire is a family owned business that produces high altitude wines utilising low carbon methods.
Visitor Information Contact:
Greater Hume Accredited Visitor Information Centre
Submarine Precinct, Wallace Street, HOLBROOK 2644
P: +61 (02) 6036 2422